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    A lovely CD with the music from all 3 Triptych EPs (I, II, III) in recycled packaging, hand-numbered, signed and decorated, including a photocopied, handwritten lyric booklet with doodles by Artemis, stickers, and 3 postcards of art from the covers of all three Triptych EPs. (Photos coming soon!)

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about

I was invited by artist and urban ecologist Eden Gallanter to write a song as part of the Kickstarter fundraising campaign for her hand-painted tarot deck. I based my song on a reading she did for me at the moment I was preparing to let go of my permanent home and embark on a journey of touring and living nomadically.

The alchemy of Eden's cards is potent, as was her reading of them, and over the next several months as I lived my adventure on the road, her visions and reflections slowly brewed and unfolded in and all around me. By the end of my national Room for Living house concert tour with Daniel Berkman, much of what she read had come to pass, and the sights, sounds, conversations, dreams, emotions I'd experienced along the way merged with her words and images to become this song.

When I was in the process of writing and recording it, my friend Ted Quinn said, "eden's beautiful tarot deck? sounds like a song right there...." That's when I realized her name was the essence of the song, and had been all along. Sometimes life writes music, sometimes music writes life.

lyrics

like a seventeen year cicada
dormant in a root
awake
activate
drawn along the lay lines
chain of fairy lights
follow the signs
back to eden

buttons in coffee shops
blue shirt tight black jeans
king of cups
circus barker
and i perched on precipice
sing
it's time
dive accipiter
catch a bird
or a lover
or prey
on your way down
back to eden

i was just a breeze along a highway
til time tatooed me
with you
ink indelible
etched into a limb
in the shape of a compass
pointing into oblivion
filament magnetic
join us
back to eden

comet ISON
icarus kiss the sun
frail living leaves burn with you
brighter than cold stars
it ain't for the faint of heart
chaos tailspin complexity
wobble and burst into wing
particle accellerator
back to eden

blindfolded with wings
leaping off the back of a headless horse
i throw the pieces in the air
where to land
out on a limb
i coulda been
some strange fruit
til a two headed fish
with smiles on both sides
said it's just a game
it's just a ride
roller coaster can't hurt you
not even if you die

and in the end
one and one
don't make two
or one
love is like eleven
two spines stand tall
side by side
bareback galloping
trail of rhinestone children
in the dust of our wake
as we fly
back to eden

credits

from Triptych III (Ten for Magpie's Secret Bliss), released March 19, 2014
Artemis Robison - piano, vocals
Daniel Berkman - cello

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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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