Auralei

by Artemis

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“Grown-up electro-pop, trip-hop that doesn’t sound like 1993”

– Steve Lawson

The Auralei EP is an 8-song glimpse of future and past, including 3 tracks from the upcoming full-length release Body of Glass, 3 remixes of songs from Gravity, and 2 additional new tracks. Featuring collaborations with fellow RTFM artists Bobby Cochran (Hands Upon Black Earth), Daniel Berkman (Colfax), and Michel Jordan (Mijo / Sensor II), the EP explores new territory for Artemis. "Auralei" and "Ella" are rich with washy guitars, live drums and dreamy production. "Easy" forays into downtempo dub laced with sparkly guitar licks, and the Colfax remix of "Here and Now" is a spacious analog dance mix pulsing with intricate, layered vocals. "Seven" is a darker, syncopated tribal rock piece featuring a call and response between spoken word and Eastern European-style soaring melodies. Artemis drummer Cliff Tune and Sensor II contribute a thumping breaks mix of "Lagoon" graced with alien-pitched vocals. The Klangperle remix of "Hypno" is a beautiful late-night tech/house version of this deep and driving song. Jimmy 2 Sticks (aka Daniel Durrett) glitchy ambient remix of "Subterranean" is a sneak peak at upcoming collaborations between Artemis and this talented newcomer to the RTFM gang.

The cover artwork was created by Second Life art giant AM Radio, using an image from an antique piece of fabric handed down from Artemis' grandmother, layered over his own handpainted tile. Future image and video collaborations are in the works...

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released 14 February 2010

1. Auralei

Written by Bobby Cochran and Artemis Robison
Mixed by Bobby Cochran and Keith Crusher
Arranged by Bobby Cochran
Recording Engineers - Bobby Cochran, Artemis Robison


2. Easy

Written by Mike Jordan and Artemis Robison
Mixed by Mike Jordan and Keith Crusher
Arranged by Keith Crusher and Artemis Robison
Recording Engineers: Mike Jordan, Keith Crusher, Artemis Robison
Additional programming by Michael Fey


3. Seven

Written by Mike Jordan, Artemis Robison and Keith Crusher
Mixed by Mike Jordan and Keith Crusher
Arranged by Mike Jordan, Artemis Robison and Keith Crusher
Recording Engineers - Mike Jordan, Artemis Robison and Keith Crusher
Inspired by Thomas Reuther

4. Ella

Written by Bobby Cochran and Artemis Robison
Mixed by Bobby Cochran and Keith Crusher
Arranged by Bobby Cochran
Recording Engineers - Bobby Cochran and Artemis Robison


5. Subterranean (Jimmy 2 Sticks Remix)

Written by Artemis Robison and David Earl
Remix by Jimmy 2 Sticks


6. Lagoon (Sensor II vs. Tune Remix)

Written by Artemis Robison and David Earl
Remix by Sensor II and Cliff Tune


7. Hypno (Klangperle Remix)

Written by Sensor II and Artemis Robison
Remix by Hansjoerg Wenzel


8. Here And Now

Written by Tom Lattanand and Artemis Robison
Recording Engineers - Tom Lattanand and Artemis Robison
Remix by Colfax

Producer - Keith Crusher
Lyrics - Artemis

Guest Musicians:

Daniel Berkman - Guitar (1, 2), QY100 Rhodes (1)
Susanna Goldenstein - Tambourine and Doumbek (3)
Tom Lattanand - Guitar and Bass (8)

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Spectral keyboard washes and sinuous dance beats set up a feeling of warm alienation while Artemis’s voice heats things further. Over the thump and shimmer, she croons with detached fervor, the music dissolving in a storm of pixie-dust disco until a rude riot of effects snaps the tether and she vanishes. ... more

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Track Name: Auralei
morning mist settles gently
thirsty earth drinks her down
elixer of life
open me slowly
as shadows fade to dawn

snowflakes fall from icy clouds
drift like wisps of cotton
in a blue eye
frozen jewel
warm breath awaken

auralei
it's a new day
let us live again

thousand current
pulsing chaos
rhythm burning
thru restless mind
time the only witness
to yearning

faithful follower
listen with devotion
silent melody
climb your ladder
till you're gazing
into infinity

auralei
it's a new day
let us live again
Track Name: Easy
from my window i can see
an oak with one star
like a heart caught in its bones
singing

so easy to be happy
how easy to be happy

high above the warm sand
lazy clouds roll by
angel takes me by the hand
thought melts from my mind
starlight twinkles to me
through cracks in the sky
singing

so easy to be happy
how easy to be happy

cool breeze lift me up
honey fill my cup
sunlight warm my skin
open up and let it in

so easy to be happy

so easy

from my window i can see
wild canary
Track Name: Seven
suckling at the nectar of dreams
let this body be a honeytree
leaves like dragonfly wings
this world is beautiful
i’m still listening

tell me everything

streaks of crimson in a deep blue sky
bright as tigers eyes
god is a messy child
with a funny sense of grace

some things are for keeps
even memory can’t erase

every day i laugh out loud
believe in love and here and now
Track Name: Ella
nature's child
wildly wise
awoke and opened ancient joyful eyes
danced down from heaven
trailing fireworks cross the sky
bright soul shine ten thousand fireflies

ella
lucky child
born of love
sunlight on water dancing
write our names on the wind

turning cartwheels on the sand
castiing shadows on the sun
weaving blankets of light
digging secret gardens

ella
lucky child
born of love
sunlight on water dancing
write our names on the wind

in the woods
on a winter afternoon
see your stained glass heart shining
adorned in colors of the western sky
seen through bare crossing branches high
cathedrals blossoming of stone
mountains of granite bloom eternal flowers
in stem and petal lotus and fern
trace your gypsy footsteps home

ella
lucky child
born of love
sunlight on water dancing
write our names on the wind

to those not yet here
to all who have been
offer these hands
for you to begin again

give to her
she give back ten times to you

may we always be together
Track Name: Here And Now (Colfax Remix)
if i had only one hour
spend it loving you
no rewind
we take it as it comes
each day precious and new

here and now

spinning and spinning and
never slowing down
i lose track of time
hold on tight
we’re old as life
young as tomorrow

here and now

hear the trees
their gentle leaves
cool morning flows
into warm sunshine

happy bluebird laughing lullaby
wraps its rays around my heart
and we paint our own sky
there are no goodbyes
only these small farewells

here and now
Track Name: Easy (Mijomix)
from my window i can see
an oak with one star
like a heart caught in its bones
singing

so easy to be happy
how easy to be happy

high above the warm sand
lazy clouds roll by
angel takes me by the hand
thought melts from my mind
starlight twinkles to me
through cracks in the sky
singing

so easy to be happy
how easy to be happy

cool breeze lift me up
honey fill my cup
sunlight warm my skin
open up and let it in

so easy to be happy

so easy

from my window i can see
wild canary