Alien Flower Sutra

by Rob Mazurek & Emmett Kelly

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $9 USD  or more

     

  • Record/Vinyl

    Black vinyl LP packaged in heavyweight matte jacket with IARC obi strip and dome pattern innersleeve. Jacket and insert art feature high resolution prints of paintings from Rob Mazurek's "Marfa Loops, Shouts, Hollers" series. LP insert also includes Emmett Kelly's complete lyrics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alien Flower Sutra via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

     $18 USD or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Shiny compact disk in 6-panel digipack. Package features high resolution prints of paintings from Rob Mazurek's "Marfa Loops, Shouts, Hollers" series and complete lyrics by Emmett Kelly.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Alien Flower Sutra via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

     $12 USD or more

     

1.
2.
3.
02:50
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
02:47
10.

about

An emotive collection of future folk ballads framed by an animate palette of electronic treatments.

credits

released May 13, 2016

Composed and Arranged by Rob Mazurek (OLHO, ASCAP)
Lyrics by Emmett Kelly (thecairogang, BMI)

Rob Mazurek - Electronic Treatments, Modular Synths, Cornet
Emmett Kelly - Voice, Guitar
Thomas Rohrer - Rabeca (on Blackout)
Guilherme Granado - Synth, Sampler, Electronics (on Bright Nights Havoc)
Carlos Issa - Guitar and Electronics (on Bright Nights Havoc)
Brittany Mazurek - Voice (on Embryo Genesis)

Produced by Rob Mazurek
Mastered by Helge Sten
Additional Editing by David Allen

Paintings by Rob Mazurek
Design by Craig Hansen

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

International Anthem Chicago, Illinois

International Anthem is a Chicago-born recording company that produces and promotes progressive media.

The IARC mission is to make positive contributions to the changing state of the music industry, and to vitalize the demand for boundary-defying music by presenting unique sounds in appealing packages to untapped audiences.
... more

contact / help

Contact International Anthem

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Back to the Ocean, Back to the Sea
the Bombs that lit up the night sky..

you brought your body closer to mine
a thick must mixed with terpertine
i closed my eyes, and frozen in time, began to count down
a half an hour 'til the roof goes up in flames
the bodies on the boulevard collapsing in
waves cracking bones
somehow we have been left alone, but
in little time our walls will crumble
an ocean breeze against a sand castle, you and i
the children who once lived inside
never did we notice what was so violent and near and closing in
we disappear back to the ocean
back to the waves
back to the ocean
back to the waves
Track Name: Blackout
if it must only be today, i would gladly take another moment
by unsure steps, my blackout brought me here only for a moment
hacking in the silted wind, peeled eyes bleeding from the sides
be my guide, a long lost friend of mine
lead me to the morning
and if when day, should you burn away all that which protects us
i'll believe, blackout, you were such good company.
i shall miss you. dearly
Track Name: I Untied My Wrists
i untied my wrists. my hands were freed. gasping in the black breeze with the rainfall.
the spaces inside me, cavernous ricochets.
a voice is silent, now its the day. you and i are found in here.
dancing dark.
she moves for me. taking time untouchably.
electric wires and thunders pummeling against the hull.

sullenly silenced with a touch, we fade away, you and I, forever..
Track Name: Of Time Wasted
Love clear me of time wasted on tending over the failing garden outside.
the palace wall is dry and cracked.
years of drought and violence
watching we most carelessly retreat

Love clear me of time wasted on holding on to flesh and blood for comfort.
the hearths not been lit for some time.
years of falling out of love
watching we most carelessly retreat
Track Name: Remember Nothing
into the heart

remember nothing at all
a cloud of smoke
nothing at all to recall

where have you been?
how'd you lose your name?
without a name
whats inside a name?
and who decides?

as if us here who are of the night
are just some of those children flashing lights
who's laughter echoes down the lonely boulevard, lost in the night
i see them when i close my eyes, but never in real life

where have all the children gone?
i saw them all run to the water
in the light of the blast

into the heart.

it was was a cave deep underground we all salvaged beneath
what no one here seems to recall
just deals with the pain
the shattering past
where have you been?
and who's past it is now?
is it yours, or mine?

we must be brothers, you and i
and not just merely camped here for the night
because being here together there is a peace of mind i've not felt before
when all thats wrecked now was good, nobody understood
Track Name: We Are One
we all one can become anyone
under cross electric fire
in the prison, we are one
a good companion in the steel
understands me like no other
and feels nothing i cannot feel
in the bolt of lightning, we are one