Gravity

by Artemis

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Artemis' silky, heavenly alto floats over dreamy organic soundscapes and smart, dynamic beats. Combining elements of trip-hop, drum and bass, breakbeat and poptronica, Artemis fuses a hybrid sound that can take you from a rocking club to a late night lounge and everywhere in between.


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released February 14, 2005

Artemis Robison, David Earl, Keith Crusher with additional contributions by Kolin Fraser (Biomechanoid), Daniel Berkman, Michel Jordan, Rena Jones and Jordan Glasgow.

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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: Sync Or Swim
the law of gravity is nonsense
no such law exists
if i think i float
and you think i float
then it happens

do you remember
(oh precious flower)
sleeping in a glass box
under juniper and sun

one for sorrow two for joy
three for a girl and four for a boy
five for silver six for gold
seven for secrets never told

le oiseau chante une fois (the bird sings once)
avec ses droigts (with its fingers)
Track Name: Fountain Of Life
i ascend from the moon
i ascend from the night
to swim the endless fluid freedom
to find my delight

wide as the ocean
where it kisses the sky
love’s pure water

fountain of life

under the waves
and dreaming
every molecule of me
rearranging

it’s a chemical reaction
i can’t hide
my resistance is low
volatility on the rise

like a fountain of life
Track Name: Angel
just inside the skin of this bubble i’m in
all sensation
smooth and warm and slippery to the touch
and the taste in my mouth
as i breathe in and out

clouds of flowers and stars

every kiss whispers its message
every touch poses its riddle
like a sphinx at the gate of the garden
saying who do you think you are
who do you think you are

and in between these hazy dreams
i catch a glimpse
of reunion

there’s nothing can stop us
we’re already flying
in formation
holding pattern
hovering over our desire

just a little revolution
a hundred million year carousel around the sun
a hundred billion sons and daughters
rising and falling and dreaming their way on
as the painted horses
slide up and down

but i’m here now
i’m here now
in the blink of an eye
in the tremble of a lip like a flower baring its breast to the sun
in the beckoning gesture petals wide open
in the drawing in knowing it’s all or it’s none

and in between these hazy dreams
i catch a glimpse
of reunion
Track Name: Beautiful Life
nothing really dies
nothing’s ever lost forever
nothing really dies

it’s a beautiful life

a child swaddled in questions
drifting through the universe
with no compass to guide
but a tiny ember burns
like a star inside

it’s a beautiful life
caught in this gravity of being
this soul’s fire
makes diamonds of the darkness in me

one blackbird chases after another
blindly to secure
a little big of real estate
a corner of the sky to conquer

it’s a beautiful life
caught in this gravity of being
this soul’s fire
makes diamonds of the darkness in me

cast in a silent spell
immobility
frozen under ice and stone
mountain wraps its arms round me
pressing diamonds of this heart of coal

it’s a beautiful life

(live only once and shine a light underground)

beautiful

(for all of us who yearn for one moment)

nothing really dies
nothing’s ever lost forever
Track Name: Lagoon (Baba)
grandmother gets dressed up like a wolf
she says the only religion to be true
is the smell of the sea and the sound of the wind
when you take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on in

you build them up
and you break them down
with all those bright ideas you could build a bustling town

or you could cool your mind from building empires in the sky
just take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on by

baba baba
it’s a wide open sky

spiraling down like an ammonite
made of tides and twilight
crushed like a shell beneath your step
born again from your lips

grandmother gets dressed up like a wolf
she says the thing that always brings me back to you
is the smell of the sea and the sound of the wind
when i take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on in

baba baba
it’s a wide open sky
Track Name: Inception
in the home of the free
and the land of the brave
i know you
i know you would never be enslaved
to the object of your desire
it’s like walking on a tightrope wire
when everything you see
everything
is just a mirror of what you believe

we’re in this world but not of it
in this world but not of it
in this world but not in this world

up is not always up
and down does not mean out
and sometimes a fairy tale
can’t show you what you’re all about
but if you listen closely
oh say don’t you see
everything everything
everything is here to set you free

we’re in this world but not of it
in this world but not of it
in this world but not in this world

and we walk in twisted midnite
under an alien sky
listening to ninety-nine
channels of white noise

we’re in this world but not of it
in this world but not of it
in this world but not in this world
Track Name: Subterranean
secret worlds
secret wishes
making for you
making for you

a hundred thousand
hidden kisses
saving for you
saving for you

swimming into
treacherous waters
to be near you
to be near you

in between
reality and dreaming
waiting for you
waiting for you

waiting
Track Name: La Belle
je suis la porte a ta chambre la belle
je suis ta mirroir la belle
réfléchissez pour moi
je réfléchirais pour vous
n’ayez pas peur
je n’aurai pas peur

tu flottes dans le couloir la belle
comme les anges dans mes rêves la belle
réfléchissez pour moi
je réfléchirais pour vous

réfléchissez pour moi

vas ou je vais, Le Magnifique
vas, vas, vas
ne cherches pas comprendre
vas ou je vais, Le Magnifique
vas, vas, vas
ne cherches pas
ne cherches pas

réfléchissez pour moi
je réfléchirais pour vous

n’ayez pas peur
je n’aurai pas peur

réfléchissez pour moi
Track Name: Hypno
it’s been a long night
the warmth of you washed the strange clouds from my eyes
rolled all my dreams into one
perfect little world
one tiny seed i hold in my hand
one key that turns

if my heart beats faster
if time is slowing down
it doesn’t frighten me
i’m still spinning round

watching dark turn into light
turn into dark turn into light

when my tongue is tingling
for a bit of sunshine
one ray comes to crack me open
spill me on the ground
so i can mingle
with the earth and stones
mix a little new life
into these bones

if my heart beats faster
if time is slowing down
it doesn’t frighten me
i’m still spinning round

watching dark turn into light
turn into dark turn into light
Track Name: Only Begun
when i thought it was over
only begun
love i thought i could handle
grows so strong
when i thought it was over
only begun

you drifted to me
like a wisp of a cloud
soft lips parting
uttered not a sound
i felt so warm
cradled in your arms
but now i see
you were only
floating freely

when i thought it was over
only begun
love i thought i could handle
grows so strong
when i thought it was over
only begun

my heart was hidden
in an ebony stone
you cracked it open
kisses like rays of sun
i thought i’d go crazy
when you were gone
but now i see
you surround me
laughing in dreams

i close my eyes
the night glitters
and you beckon to me
i tiptoe softly
so not to waken
from angelic slumber
i read your letter
the ground trembles
and the stars bend down to whisper
Track Name: Prayer
oh precious flower

may those who have not given birth
to precious bodhicitta
may they give birth
may those who have given birth
may their bodhicitta not lessen
but increase
further and further

oh precious flower

it is the universal bridge
that leads to freedom
from unhappy states of birth
it is the inexhaustible treasure
that eliminates poverty in the world

oh precious flower