Life Sentence

by Artemis

Two Two
Life Sentence
Of This Dirt
Leap I
Candle And A Knife
Chatter Chatter
Les Enfants
A Small Star
Before Sleep
Aiye Omode
Crow Tree
Brownwing Moth


Life Sentence is a journey out to sea, around the universe and home again. My ninth album will be released in book form, a graphic fairytale laced with lyrics, poems and essays, bound and replete with surreal and hyper-real photographs, images and artworks generated by a posse of creators who come aboard to help tell the tale.

The story of Life Sentence is an epic lucid dream-poem about us all, a mythic journey upon which any one of us might find ourselves, in a civilization on the brink of decay and/or rebirth, radical evolution & transformation. As we do.

Songs will be released one at a time over the course of several months, accompanied by moving and still images. Each track weaves in a new piece of the meandering, multi-dimensional story of a young creative named Pearl, as she and her world unravel and unfold at an intersection of dimensions and realities pulsing with life, tension, breakdown and emergence…

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releases May 1, 2017




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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: Janus Eyes
staring into Janus eyes
crouched down in the middle
fire cracking the sky
compliments of monkeys
and their missiles
your god and mine
got our head in a vice
made of greed
and avarice
no mother tongue
no chosen ones
we're equally flawed
and precious

light and shadow
filed for divorce
but pulling apart they'd
cease to exist
so we still gotta find
ourselves in each other
to the slow decline of stars in the lid
for all our hyperconnectivity
we're better at tin cans and string
so i'll meet you my friend
in ten billion years
galactic address of Milkomeda

watch heaven twist her lips
into wry coyote smile
love is a dare
devil may care
this may take awhile

free will is a knife
cuts both ways
we take the sting
to get the honey
they say living hard
living's easy
til you risk all
you're merely surviving
but oh how we cling to our stories
for our very lives
while human laws fossilize

watch heaven twist her lips
into wry coyote smile
love is a dare
devil may care
this may take awhile