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Something Broke Inside


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Runa I love the way they mix hard elecronic with folk music in this unique song! And those vocals, that raw emotion almost makes me cry.
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alexshsh Fragile people can be met everywhere, but they grow in numbers because of the great illogical and fair society. All these - music, sound effects, lyrics and vocals - tell us and remind about that. I really appreciate telling about such things, since a person should be corageous to withstand the troubles and many other things. That's a strong push; though 'our society' cowardly prefers to avoid such themes. Guys, you are strong enough to shake it and roll over it with your expression.
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Starlight Maker Enjoyed unique sound design and strong sensual vocals. Thanks to Tangerinecat for this wonderful track and subtle feeling of darkness!
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freakysideshowkitty This song gives you strength threw it true & pure emotions. The mix of the music that soothe the soul. Leaving you feeling that the world is full of beauty even if it hurts you sometimes. Thank you for staying true to yourselves & continue with making music. Favorite track: Something Broke Inside.
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“Something Broke Inside” narrates waking from a nightmare, coughing blood laced with shards of broken glass – the psychological aftermath of contaminated intimate relationships, angst, and isolation. Following on the heels of tAngerinecAt’s last album, Many Kettles, featuring “Roses from Blood,” the imminent “Something Broke Inside” is at once a sonic and artistic tour-de-force.

Made up of non-binary Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton, the two artists first got together in 2003, followed by touring the Ukraine, UK, and Russia. In 2014, they took the name tAngerinecAt, beguiling audiences with their electrifying, cathartic performances full of arresting, unparalleled fusions of sound, including hurdy-gurdy, whistles, duda, harmonica, and avant-garde layers of electronic music.
Intertwined with Eugene's deeply personal lyrics tackling themes of severe trauma, childhood abuse, poverty, gender inequality, dehumanization, stigma, persecution, and the challenges of being a migrant from a poor post-Soviet country at war, tAngerinecAt’s creations evoke the serrated edge of the task of being human.
Since then, tAngerinecAt has released four albums, toured extensively, received beaucoup airplay on BBC 2, BBC 3 and BBC 6, and performed at myriad festivals: Knockengorroch Festival, Eden Festival, Equinox Festival, Willowman Festival, Leigh Folk Festival, Festival8, Festival x-24, Fire In the Mountain, Llangollen Fringe Festival, Blue Lagoon Festival, Tanner Fest, Radnor Fringe Festival, Alice's Wicked Tea Party, Wrex Fest, Hidden Hill Festival, JudeAnt Festival, Krayina Mriy, and Trypilske Kolo, along with others.
Surging with complex visceral textures, simultaneously potently dark and despairing, “Something Broke Inside” travels on a stark rhythmic beat enhancing Eugene’s piercing vocals, infusing the tune with feelings of oil-and-water, while layers of sound assemble uneasiness.


Awoken in fear
By my silent scream.
I dreamt of spitting shards with blood.
Did something break inside?
What was that?

Something inside,
Made of glass,
Something fragile,
The body didn’t hurt.
But inside all torn
And screaming: “What was that?”

Have you ever heaved up blood,
Shattered like glass,
Shouted silently?
What was that?


released February 5, 2021
All music composed, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton.
Lyrics by Eugene Purpurovsky. Translation by Paul Chilton.

Eugene Purpurovsky: hurdy-gurdy, vocals, production, mixing.
Paul Chilton: duda, synths, production, mixing.

Artwork by Hagra (hagra.ru).

Mastering: Andres Mayo


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tAngerinecAt are Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton - songwriters, producers, composers, and multi-instrumentalists based in Wales, UK.
Their influences range from artists like Auktyon, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Gesaffelstein, Son Lux, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Dying Bride, to the ethnic music of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and the films of Sergey Parajanov.
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