Triptych I (Eight for a Wish)

by Artemis

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    Tryptich I will include 4 tracks in total - Supernova, Harbinger, Heart Pancake and Tigerlily.
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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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    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!)

    Also includes a 8x10 print on heavy stock, matte paper, of the artwork from your choice of one of the three Triptych album covers.

    Only 15 prints of each album cover art will be made, be sure to order yours early to get your first choice!

    Includes digital downloads of all 3 Triptych EPs as they are released.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Triptych I (Eight for a Wish) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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!)

    Also includes three 8x10 prints on heavy stock, matte paper, of the artwork from each of the three Triptych album covers.

    Includes digital downloads of all 3 Triptych EPs as they are released.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Triptych I (Eight for a Wish) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 15 Artemis releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Transfigure, Of This Dirt, Friendship, For A Human World, Triptych III (Ten for Magpie's Secret Bliss), Triptych II (Nine for a Kiss), For Now, Triptych I (Eight for a Wish), and 7 more. , and , .

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1.
03:50
falling from nine thousand feet buffered by explosions from below til falling feels like floating hold on til i go cracking at the seams runaway reaction til lighting explode the shell hold on til i go supernova deep in space it's so cold only light touches light i burn hotter and brighter particles collide dream helium to gold reach wider and wider til gravity take hold whisper keep it together keep it together i keep it together til i go supernova
2.
03:57
human emotion river flowing spinning galaxy keep me guessing heart ripe and open like a warm plum harbinger of spring here we come behind every shadow ray of light behind every stormcloud thunder of delight mind wide and open like a warm sea like a tree's arms like your eyes look into me impulse to touch keep fastened in humble servant to night's unfolding dewdrop on fingertip lying patiently waiting for morning white bird of peace arrow of desire blue sky for hungry eye heart ripe and open like a warm plum harbinger of spring here we come here we come
3.
saving up all my skipped heartbeats for a rainy day just so i can remember every thrill that came my way pour my heart out on a pancake eat it up tart and sweet wanna run into the arms of every stranger that i meet is this the party at the end of the universe or a dawning age i don't mind i flow with it time is changing geo rearranging peep inside a moment find another world tongue on my finger fuzzy footsteps prancing with gentle nuzze out of bed i twirl coffee's on i run into another day as you run into night though the sky tumble down still i overflow with delight lift a blind peep out a window to see the world roll by sleep deprived and smiling at the simple sound of a sigh with just a tickle mind begins to wiggle free spring's singing birds are springing do you see what's happening? is this the party at the end of the universe or a dawning age i don't mind i flow with it throw me down on my pillow when night closes in dream in darkness for a little while til sun begins to smile again how i love it when you smile how high do we go in mind's eye til love rains down is the party at the end of the universe or a dawning age i don't mind i flow with it
4.
04:13
tiger lily and greenleaf tea can you hear me in your trenchcoat gathering butterfly wings green and gold dust down your lips hear the wind laughing pocketful of brushes painted birds broken hearts doctor can you heal me lay you down in warm sand melt you open til your river meet the sea blow dandelion skeleton to the sun set them free i overheard someone say careful what you throw away i can't hold on don't wanna let go but only a child thinks dreaming makes it so lay me down in warm sand melt me open til my river meet the sea blow dandelion skeleton to the sun set them free is love real gesture make it seem that way but at ten thousand mile whisper turn to echo ripple fade for now hold me in your arms like tomorrow may never come then build a bonfire to keep warm til love sails round again

about

Hey there, fellow traveler! I'm Artemis, a solo artist from Oakland, California, writing & singing dreamy, poetic, space-science-nature-infused, heart-on-my-sleeve ditties til the cows come home. All my music is produced DIY and released through the artist collective and label I co-founded, RTFM Records.

Triptych I (Eight for a Wish) is the first in a trilogy of EPs called Triptych.

The three Triptych EPs are being released one at a time, and are comprised mainly of material I wrote during Songaday 2012 - a crazy thing a lil bunch of us do each year, writing, recording and posting online a song every single day for the month of February. It's nuts. Terrifying, exhausting, exhilerating, raw and brilliant. I was hooked from day one.

Songaday changed the course of my musical life. Though I started my musical journey writing songs solo on guitar (take a listen to some of the stuff on the Treasure album), for the past several years I've been mainly co-writing with a handful of producers, often taking someone else's musical ideas and arranging songs around them, then bringing them to life with lots of lush, lovely production, and performing them live with a full band.

The songs on Triptych are my foray back into writing songs 100% solo, from the ground up. These songs (with a few well-deserving exceptions that begged for big ol' production sparkles, bells, booms & whistles) are more stripped down and intimate. And I'm intimate with these songs. I know them skin to marrow, I love them inside out, and I can perform them with a band or without. So this stuff is what you'll hear me performing as a solo artist, my main gig these days. If you've caught one of the shows on my 2013 Room For Living tour with Daniel Berkman, you may have heard some of the songs from Triptych already. If not, here's your chance. Hope you enjoy.

The cover art for Triptych I (Eight for a Wish) is a painting created by San Francisco artist Eden Gallanter, inspired by the song Supernova, which she heard the first time I performed it live, at DNA Lounge in December 2012. Explore more of Eden's deeply intuitive art and science through her new Cheimonette Tarot deck at www.kickstarter.com/projects/27209155/the-cheimonette-tarot - The deck includes a compilation CD of music inspired by the cards and Eden's readings - songs from Meredith Yayanos, Jill Tracy, Unwoman, Mark Growden, Star St. Germain, Myrrh Larsen and myself.

If you like this music, feel free to support it by paying for a download if you can afford to, or just by passing along the album link to your friends. Independent music is a grassroots effort, and your ears and love and participation is the lovely rain that keeps this prarie bloomin'. Thanks so much for looking and listening.

credits

released November 11, 2013

Produced by Artemis Robison & David Earl
Mixed by David Earl
All music & lyrics by Artemis Robison
All instruments & programming by Artemis Robison except:
David Earl - additional synth programming on Track 1, additional drum & bass programming on Tracks 1 & 2
Rod C. Taylor - bass on Track 3
Steve Lawson - fretless bass on Track 4

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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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