Aether: Handpicked by Holly (23 Songs)

by HUMANWINE

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Aether is a 40 song album by HUMANWINE
Holly Brewer handpicked her favourite mixes and put them on a compilation for your listening pleasure.

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released June 18, 2016

Written, Performed, Engineered, Mixed & Produced by Holly Brewer & Matthew McNiss (HUMANWINE)

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"HUMANWINE is music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a do-it-yourself apocalypse that is strangely utopian."
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Track Name: terra: Bismuth
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: Bismuth


Lyrics:
See our veins
Rushing blur
Wish a slither round a coffin keeper

Faraday
Sound Blood
We ain’t leaving till we’re covered in mud

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare

Fade away
No luck
We’re a couple of unstoppable fox

Disobey
Discuss
Send an army if you want to stop us

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
we’re playin' inside of a Nightmare

Sip the Flame
Outright
Writ of right
We’re dining in a cave tonight

Break a pace
Freestyle
Will a magnet on the face of all in single file

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare


Alleyway
Scrape by
Tongue tied take the time to see third eye to eye


Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare



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Track Name: aqua: Submerge
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Submerge


Lyrics:

Alive alive
we are

Why don’t we
go down to where the river
bends a knee?
A found forever in an
aqua seed a rusted relic
from a far away gone dream

Alive alive
we are


We're splashing
into the surface
of what we can see
So let’s go deeper
and we’ll be just be
It is a dream and we can
breathe beneath the water

Alive alive
we are



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Track Name: aer: White Lead
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aer)
Song: White Lead


Lyrics:

The lead is placed in a vessel
within a vessel filled with vinegar
Another vessel filled with sugar, water and yeast is placed in a room
The room is closed so the action can happen
It takes weeks
Replace the vinegar every 29 days
Replace the yeast compound when the water stops bubbling
The yeast is dead

The white lead hand held the raven and the Raven held the key

The combined action of the acetic acid vapors,
heat and carbon dioxide from the yeast consuming the sugar
and water vapor in the air
slowly transforms the lead into basic lead carbonate
The white powder breaks off in sheets
and is scraped from the remaining lead
Replace the yeast compound when the water stops bubbling
The yeast is dead
Repeat this process until the lead completely dissolves
into white powder

Fall off away

In a larger vessel place the coarse white powder,
a mixing medium - such as rocks and water
Stir this mixture for several hours and strain

Shed the layers of you
Shed the layers of you - you are trapped by

What subsides to the bottom of the vessel is ceruse
It’s dried, mixed with oil and ready for you to use

One is all is all
is one is all
Shed the layers of you
Shed the Layers of You

The white lead hand held the raven and the Raven held the key

Lead changes the shape of the protein molecule
so that it cannot perform its task
Lead accumulates in the body
which makes it difficult to ascertain which levels are safe
because the answer is;
none

Lead can be found in
Ceramics, paints, Soil, lipstick, mascara, rouge, blush,
hair dye, foundation, cream, water pipes, food cans,
crystal glassware, car batteries, solder, gasoline,
insecticides, pewter, stained glass windows, vinyl co...


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Track Name: ignis: Soot
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Soot


Lyrics:

The salted air is waiting for you
You cover all your sores with perfume
You’re making clothing for your Hollywood Apocalypse

Laughing like the water falling of my back
Laughing like the fire falling of my back
Laughing like the water falling of my back
Laughing like the fire falling of my back

Delusion of comfort!
The illusion of care!

The searing plasma holds your arm
Your other prophets found their way home

What was so night clear in the evening
lost its way
A dry throat aching

You had enough
You had enough
You had enough
holding on

It’s not your trust
Not your trust
you’ve been acting on

Illusion of comfort
or of care
or ability to put your whole being
in another’s hands
They don’t know you
You didn’t care
You didn’t come prepared
You didn’t take the lessons
You didn’t respect the way

It doesn’t mean
it has to be
the end for you
This is a lesson



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Track Name: terra: Depmos
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: Depmos


Lyrics:
Pichete was walking in the woods at night and found to her excitement no one was in sight with nobody watching
she jumped in the Amu Lake deep into the Amu lake to tell her secret.

{Secret}
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'don taule

And Pichete wasn’t the first one to do this
There were many others waiting in the Amu Lake
The too on a full moon
went into the forest
Deep into the Amu Lake
to tell their secret

{Secret}

Pichete was walking in the woods at night and found to her excitement no one was in sight with nobody watching
she jumped in the Amu Lake deep into the Amu lake to tell her secret.

{Secret}


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Track Name: aqua: Gyre
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Gyre


Lyrics:

Five liquid houses
are our home
Where ‘er our calling
‘round whispering globe

Tell me - Tell me what you see
Come on - Show me
Show me where you’ve been
I want to be where
where water is clean
and the tide rises up
to dance with me

echo echo

Show me show me
what you see
skimming the surface
debris debris debris

How?!
And When we take
it back
A floating Mass
of blasted plastic
They’re are 8 continents
if you
count
our
trash

echo echo

Five liquid houses
are our home

Where ‘er our calling
‘round whispering globe

Tell me - Tell me what you see
Come on - Show me
Show me where you’ve been
I want to be where
where water is clean
and the tide rises up
to dance with me


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Track Name: aer: Noctum
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aer)
Song: Noctum


Lyrics:

noctum
nåede



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Track Name: ignis: Flowers of Sulphur
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Flowers of Sulphur


Lyrics:

The seeds of oppression
are woven in the quilts
of our ancestors

Behold your oppressor
looks bigger
when you’re lying on the ground
looking up at them

Dethrone your oppressor
who is bigger when you’re lying on the ground
They’re looking down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!

The seeds of oppression are
woven in the quilt
of our ancestors

They passed ‘em down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!


excerpt from Mario Savio’s speech on the steps of Sprout Hall (UC Berkeley) 2 December 1964:
“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”

fun fact: this was the speech that inspired us to design our “wrench in the Works” symbol in 2000.


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Track Name: terra: Fallow
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: Fallow


Lyrics:
We sailed our seed around the world
We left our fortunes underwater
Reduced to bone and gold
Our stories left without a Mother

Who my Deity?
You my Deity?
ALL ONE!

We sailed our seed around the world
We left our fortunes underwater
And though the fire scorched the Earth
our blood amends the fields lain fallow

Who my Deity?
You my Deity?
ALL ONE!


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Track Name: aqua: Current
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Current


Lyrics:

Yemaya
Lya mi
Mother
washes
A waking solace

Sound the call of possibility again
and far be your reaches
past the beaches of the sane
to where
stranglings sing out songs
that can not be named
and the farthest we can go
is where we've ever been!

Visite me
sob o mar
Ou les incendies
sont en feu
Far beneath the waves
is this place!



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Track Name: terra: King's Yellow
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: King's Yellow


Lyrics:
رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic

we never getta break,
we never getta break from this
you’ll never get away,
you’ll never get away with IT

رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic

we never getta break,
we never getta break from this
you’ll never get away,
you’ll never get away with IT

tiny hands and tiny feet
bring you all your pretty things

Calling All the Wolves!
Come to our Aid!
Hear our Cries!

tiny hands and tiny feet
bring you all your pretty things

WE NEVER GET A BREAK
we never getta break from this
YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY,
you’ll never get away with it

رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic



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Track Name: ignis: Huirs
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Huirs


Lyrics:

eeaahwoesh
yahnoayaahhh
eeaahwoesh
eeaaahoooun

looking for a face
so we saw one

channel rex
lin’dian ares






looking for a face so we saw one



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Track Name: terra: Root
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: Root


Lyrics:
The weight of our heads on our shoulders a magnetic pull towards grace
Flesh shedding blood on its way - a boneyard of retro display
And the bruised hunks of skin no longer moved by the wind
lead to X marks the spot

Crow collect the toll from these time eaten frames
Mixing dust with dust while cawing new names
Kin on a tightrope hum a 'carpe diem' tune
I've paid the murder and they brought me to you

At this time I stand before you with no regrets
I burnt this map of memories - yes
Pointing to X marks the spot
I have all I want at X marks the spot




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Track Name: aqua: Hoarfrost
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Hoarfrost


Lyrics:

Holding on to the ice
Holding on for Yoooooouurrr life
Holding on to what’s left of a fantasy
Holding on to the ice
Holding on for Yoooooouurrr life
Holding on to what’s left of a fantasy

Fear is all about
Look around you’ll see it
Fear is only an illuuuuuuuusssssssioooon

Holding on to the ice
holding on for yoooooouuuurrrrr life
Holding on to what’s left of your sanityyyyyyyyyyyyy

Fear is all about
Look around you’ll see it
Fear is only an illuuuuuuuusssssssioooon

Disguised as Doubt
Disguised as Rage
Disguised as Sadness
Disguised as Shame



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Track Name: aer: Nomad
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aer)
Song: Nomad


Lyrics:
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Track Name: ignis: Zero Gravity
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Zero Gravity


Lyrics:

Remember with me

Every layer has its own language
Every language has its own tone
Every layer is its own colour
Every colour its own song

Nn each place
each being and shape
has its own way to say
Every layer is its own story
and the story moves along

Living in rows
Dying in rows
The rose of the world
Look at your garden
what does it grow?



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Track Name: terra: One
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: One


Lyrics:
We are all stars
We’re wearing human beings
Our stellar scars
Show we are all siblings!

We’re from the stars
There is no need for war
We bleed the same
There is no time for hate!



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Track Name: aqua: Kill A Stone
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Kill A Stone


Lyrics:

I knew a fish
who cried more than she meant it
She met an awful fate
and spoke in tonic accents

Her friends told her BEWARE
still she didn’t give a care
One fathom at a time
toward the feigned abundant

Her heart was hard to please
It was some kind of disease
We found her body there
beneath the Dragon Market

Who fears a face
so bravely painted
one long day
tintown the inner harvest

Kill a stone
and who’ll be near?
One call for the
girl who sang at the Dragon Market!

Seed in a far away home
all array of one!
I knew a fish
of all who are
dreaming

When I found you
I stand screaming,
“I knew a fish
of all who are
dreaming!”


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Track Name: aer: Allegiance
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aer)
Song: Allegiance


Lyrics:

Air don’t care
what nation’s flags
it waves all banners
just the same

The air don’t care
whose mouth it feeds
it fills the lungs
of enemies
and families
the same

We’re all kin

Air don’t see
your territories or
properties or
lines of man

Air don’t care
what breath it serves
will be your last
or be your first
out at death
and in at birth

We’re all kin

The air don’t care for
the troubles of man

Air will bring you
xylyl bromide
lead and carbon monoxide

Air will bring you
supernovas
breath of ancients
flowing through us

Air will bring you
churning vortices
decaying autumn breeze
petrichor and memories

We’re all kin

The air don’t care for
the troubles of man




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Track Name: ignis: Core
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Core


Lyrics:

Mom is in the corner
slumped
a cigarette burning
Dad is on the couch
asleep
watching the TV

Gotta get some food
in this house
Gotta turn on the heat
I’ll be turning 10
tomorrow
The oldest of 3

Someone’s gotta
keep us all alive
It’s up to me
Someone’s gotta
keep us all alive
It’s up to me

I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day

The cold
it bites
the mind
A raging
sadness grows

They say I’m not
capable
I’ve tried to
show them
I’ve tried to
tell them
but they won’t see

I’m doing this on my own
without them
Trust me

you are not alone
you are not alone
you are not alone
you are not alone

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day

Stood outside with a sign
I made
asking the city for
their spare change
I got enough for a
loaf of bread
Started again the next day
after bed

An older girl I met while she
was playing guitar
told me she’d
give me lessons
so I could earn more

It’s been a couple months
I’m getting good
enough to get us on our feet
while Mom is in
the corner drunk
and Dad is on
the couch asleep


I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day



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Track Name: terra: Prey for Us
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (terra)
Song: Prey For Us


Lyrics:
When the leaves
fall from the trees
Red and Gold
blanket the ground
Tiptoe softly
out in the woods
Me and coyote
won’t make a sound
We’re looking for a reason
to be loud
Following the footprints
in the ground

On guard!
Keep the wind at your back
On guard!
Prepare for an attack
On guard!
Sleep in the rain
On guard!



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Track Name: aqua: Pawn to Queen
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (aqua)
Song: Pawn To Queen


Lyrics:

I see you fancy the dancing 
You’re dancing around 
what you know is the truth
Yes

You’re spinning and whirling
Your world is unfurling
You used to be fighting 
for what you believe

You’re too good to give up
You’re not going out like this 
'hard life' and 'you are doomed'

You say we are pawns
in this chess
bored of life
We all know what
happens when
they reach
the other side

We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side

Fall on your face
and you’ll hear
angels sing!

We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side

Fall on your face
and you’ll hear
angels sing!



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Track Name: ignis: Groundswell
Artist: HUMANWINE
Album: aether (ignis)
Song: Groundswell


Lyrics:

Love finds sustenance where it can
fruit grow on trees of humble lands

Thena Grata san a hada di neera
Veena sorra sana hodagr’ee -e -e va
Thena Grata san a heena
Vee’rie yadda hodah kee-re eh
Hah 

seer’ee on a yarra he rah
Veeer’ee yana dorra lanna qui rae ah 
Seer’ee on a ya rra a he ra
Veer’ee dorra lanna qi de’
vee ‘ree sonna r’a nahvee ‘ree sonna r’a nah seeree on a yarra a’he rah
Veeeree dorra llanna qi dee e ra 
seeree on a yarra a’he rah
Veeeree dohr’ah yanna qi di r'ah


Love finds sustenance where it can 
fruit grow on trees of humble lands

Thena Grata san a hada di neera
Veena sorra sana hodagr’ee -e -e va
Thena Grata san a heena
Veenie yadda hodah kee-r eh
Hah 

seeree on a yarra he rah
Veeer’ee yana dorra lanna qui rae ah 
seeree on a yarra he rah
Veeeree yanna dohnah keeyr'ah
Seeree on a ya rra a he ra

Veeree dorra lanna qi di r’ah

Vee ’REE sonna rraaHHHHHH!




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