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Music To Draw To: Satellite - Featuring Emilíana Torrini

by Kid Koala

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about

Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To: Satellite is an uncharted musical journey: an expansive work of ambient electronic soundscapes and chilling ballads in collaboration with Icelandic artist Emilíana Torrini. This inaugural volume in the Music To Draw To series is Kid Koala's first non-sample-based record, instead using an array of synthesizers, keys, guitars, strings, turntables, and inventive recording techniques to portray this heartrending musical story about a couple separated by a mission to Mars. The output is over 72 atmospheric minutes of stardust settling like fresh snow over Kid Koala’s trove of turntables and sentiment.

credits

released January 20, 2017

All tracks written by Eric San and published by Just Isn’t Music Ltd., except tracks (2,4,7,10,11,13,16,18) written by Eric San and Emilíana Torrini published by Just Isn’t Music Ltd. and Emilíana Torrini.

Recorded in the winter time in The Record Room, Montreal
and at National Music Centre, Calgary.

Mixed & Mastered by kid koala (in The Record Room) and Vid Cousins (at Monkey Puzzle Sound Studios) except vocals for ‘Nightfall: Pale Blue’ recorded at Blib Yard Studio by Simon Byrt.

Design & Artwork by Corinne Merrell.

P&C 2017 kid koala productions
under exclusive license to Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.
arts-crafts.ca • @artsandcrafts

www.kidkoala.com

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Track Name: Adrift (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics by e. san vocals by e. torrini)

ghosts of progress
haunt me daily
meaning vanishes
words they fail me

you have left me
lost in your mind
dive in, who knows
what you might find

somewhere someone
feels this way too
sometimes it’s easier
just to stay blue

someday somehow you’ll land
but for now understand

you’ll be adrift until then

life in loop mode
focus reframe

need to crack it
clarity regained

maybe it’s too much
for us to see now
can't wait until when
what we’ve lost is refound

somewhere someone
feels this way too
sometimes it’s easier
just to stay blue

and I’ll wait right here
while your clouds clear

but I’ll be…

adrift until then
Track Name: Fallaway (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics and vocals by e. torrini)

dusted off, packed and done
close to home
all I’ve known
my father whistling

doubt keeps whispering

when we lay there side by side
watching stars shine bright
like keyholes in the sky

I think of all you said
you rustle up the stardust in my head

space rolls out its carpet
this is how it started

all those years
have led to this

no more whispering
no more whispering
Track Name: Beneath The Heat (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics by e. san, vocals by e. torrini)

a wounded sky
a swirl of smoke
beneath the cold
I reawoke

I thought I felt
you’d never left
but in my heart’s
an emptiness

the hours crawl
we’ll meet again
defeat another day til then

the slowest clock
as vinyl plays
and how you spoke
those final days

I’m missing you
my heart retreats
I found the cold
beneath the heat

can’t tell if I
will weather this
for me, you’ll be
forever missed

I’m missing you
my heart retreats
I found the cold
beneath the heat

can’t tell if I
will weather this
for me,
you will be
forever missed
Track Name: Collapser (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics by e. san, vocals by e. torrini)

one day
you’ll know
why I had to go

flew through the fear
until I disappeared

sped through the lights
into the dark
won’t stop til I hit my mark

escaped your fool’s paradise
evaporate to dust and ice

no plan
no map

at this rate

we’ll all collapse
Track Name: Satellite (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics by e. san, vocals by e. torrini)

countless ellipses
your absence eclipses
all the light from my sight
it’s now 2 years
and one thing remains clear
it’s the darkest night

red shift, old light
I’ll be your satellite
transmission’s distorted
I’m lost in your orbit

floating broadcasts
reflections so vast
the radio’s broken
this winter won’t last

red shift, old light
I’ll be your satellite
transmission’s distorted
I’m lost in your orbit

trying to get back on the ground
just not the same without you around

pinwheels, spirals
eighty-five thousand miles
I’ll see you again
but who knows when

one thing is for certain

I’ll keep falling back towards you
Track Name: The Darkest Day (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics by e. san, vocals by e. torrini)

don’t recognize myself today
talk in circles in the greyest grey
and all the thoughts live in a maze
up here, where I belong

I trundle cross the harsh terrain
the darkest thoughts you’ll entertain
a force that I cannot sustain
I’m here, but something’s wrong

the darkest day
the longest night
I should evolve but still I fight
on the run
in a state of flight
I’m calming down

my intent is to be free
what keeps me warm are memories
now they’re closing in on me
things should have changed by now

I’ll be younger in 50 years
trying to find what panic fears
Phobos and Deimos interfered
and change was everything

when you looked up
the stars all fell
it was hard for me to tell
it’s another day on Mars as well

this quiet is deafening

the darkest day
the longest night
I should evolve but still I fight
on the run
in a state of flight
I’m calming down

my intent was to be free
what keeps me warm are memories
now they’re closing in on me
things should have changed by now

I felt myself disintegrate
figured it out but much too late
took all that I loved that day
and trashed the rest of it

I happily detached the past
but equilibrium won’t last
in a capsule of poison gas

this solitude is desolate

the darkest day
the longest night
I should evolve but still I fight
on the run
in a state of flight
I’m calming down

my intent was to be free
what keeps me warm are memories
now they’re closing in on me
things should have changed by now
Track Name: Nightfall Pale Blue (feat. Emilíana Torrini)
(lyrics and vocals by e. torrini)

in a dream I am carried
by sun rays through the dark

always the fool you hand me your heart

life is a flicker of light on a screen

humble as a hope I bow to thee

pale blue, pale blue

it’s over too soon

pale blue, pale blue