epicotyl

by portia winters

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exotic pylon records

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released February 19, 2015

all songs written and arranged by portia winters,
with additional ideas and arrangements by emmanuel spinelli.
all lyrics by portia winters except track 7, from yerma by federico garcia lorca. recorded, mixed and produced by portia winters and emmanuel spinelli. mastered by brian pyle.
portia winters: vocals, electronics, analogue modular synth, mbira, piano, beats. more musicians: emmanuel spinelli: keyboards, vocals, child’s harp, guitar, electronics, additional beats.
josh geffin: guitar (tracks 1 and 4). jacob doran: bass (track 5).
pharoah russell: drums (track 5).
album artwork: ludwig
additional photography: chris shobrook
© 2015, portia winters, all rights reserved.

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Track Name: spirit me away
spirit me away
i need a switch
or i need a button
or i need a ditch
or i need to spirit me away, or i might get hitched
or i might get married, uh-oh...
i might get married...
Track Name: these gold wings
you’re here
they sting
all down these gold wings
all fall
go back down now
i’ll be
underground
and your hand
(and your... and then... and more...)
your hand, your salt, balanced now.
Track Name: over the overlap
the winter disturbs the spring

with early orange and purple

on and on,

over the overlap

between your stillness and your activity

these permanent disruptions

carry the corners of the day

on and on,

over the overlap.



unfolding like the moon

beholden to the plans we made when we were young

regretful of the daily chase

forgetful of the place between your truth

and mine

like winter into springtime

water into wine

curls around the threads of time

your stillness leaves no statue suspended

and every invitation open-ended
Track Name: fractated
the edge of the earth
slips beside the silvery sky
and the touch of the two
is the touch of my desire
fractated

sensation slips
slips into focus
into imminent dreams
and the touch of the two
is the touch of my desire
fractated

go shocked into joy
push sideways
and back again
beyond all emotion
behind the mind
and forward
into the centre of the rhythm of the self
familiar dance of me

the edge of the earth
slips beside the silvery sky
and the touch of the two
is the touch of my desire
fractated
Track Name: revolution
lady of the empty day
vixen of the sandy bay
bare-skin demograph
real-life autograph

i kissed your revolution because it shone like summer
i smelt your revolution because it shone like summer

children of the glossy hook
readers of the empty book
skinny-faced jawline
your belly in a decline

your rhythm is beneath you!
your face is in your teeth, you!
your mouth it only mumbles
your skies they only crumble
but still you’re coming home with more and more

i kissed your revolution because it shone like summer
i smelt your revolution because it shone like summer
Track Name: run like wolves with me
so unfold your arms
decide to run like wolves with me
lose your way
drop it like it’s made of china
chase it out the back door
rewind your time
pray like gods with folded arms
tear a hole in the daylight
and i’ll be sifting through your grains of sand
and i’ll hold them up each one to the stars
unfold your arms
decide to run like wolves with me
all the way to a homeland
lose your way
drop it like it’s made of china

split me back together
Track Name: there my rest
in sleep, asleep, is sleep
and for my sleep i’ll make
a house, a hut, a hill
and there my rest i’ll take

(lyric by federico garcia lorca,
translation by frank mcguinness / portia winters)
Track Name: i won't be there
i won’t be there
i won’t be shining
i won’t be casting my eyes away
i won’t be there
i won’t be blinking
at astonishing dawn break chasing your day
i won’t be walking
in your gilded footsteps
i won’t tread on your grave

i won’t be there
keep it for other days
i won’t be there

see sun rise over oceans
of unforgiving time
see moons mark themselves and me
watch midnight shift
go careful with your gift
Track Name: something to look for
something to look for
in blank pages

something to find
in these blank pages

go back
to the unwritten things