Ice & Bone - 79CD

by frostlake

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    Beautifully packaged and factory produced to Discus Music's usual high standard. Artwork by Jan Todd.

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1.
The Key 05:57
The Key Somewhere is the key, out there waiting to be freed only if you share Then tides that pull us into line sweep in and drag us out of time Restless waters push aside any chance to look inside Some days all at sea, no way anyone will rescue me, floating through the waves Then tides that pull us into line sweep in and drag us out of time Even if you sink or swim you feel the waters closing in Maybe if we try listening then we’ll know the reason why I’m breaking free from these chains that stop you reaching me Find the key
2.
Ghost Hotel 04:27
Ghost Hotel Come to the ghost hotel, find all the rooms from hell I bet that you’d rather leave Not what you’d want it to be, while you are here you will See, see things you thought were gone, Lost, lost down the years of memory never brought out again Faces appearing inside scenes that you’ll try to forget, and yet…. Sliding their way in and out of it all, ghosts will be waiting to pounce if you fall Don’t fall Life in the ghost hotel is real only as the dreams that haunt you hidden from view Deep in the shadowed mind, sleep as the rooms unwind Need only close your eyes, close your eyes Sign in
3.
Just A Game 04:47
Just A Game Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Now I’ve gone and got hurt just the same And if somebody’d warned me this is what you do Wouldn’t have tried so hard to please, now we’re through Brake light, red light, thought it felt right Stop sign, no sign pointed to me crying Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Why didn’t they tell me you change your mind Could have let me down gently not wasted time Now I’m driving away fast as I can From the games that you play, don’t understand Brake light, red light, thought it felt right Stop sign, no sign pointed to me crying Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Now you’re on to the next one making sure that you have fun If you give out the same signs she’ll be driving these white lines Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a gam,e just a game Now I’m driving away as fast as I can From the games that you play don’t understand Brake light, red light, thought it felt right Stop sign, no sign pointed to me crying Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Wish that somebody’d told me this was just a game Just a game Just a game
4.
Walking On Bones When you get to the end revisit the beginning When the world might stop remember how it started Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone And the clock ticks and the shadows wait, we walk on bones Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone And the clock ticks while the shadows wait We walk on bones that accumulate / and the clock ticks Year on year in iron ground / while the shadows wait Their silent call bears no sound /we are walking on bones Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone Water and earth, human and rock, ice and bone
5.
The Lake 04:02
The Lake Out on the water the air is cool as light just slips away from another day Late in the evening, that time of stillness when the crowds are gone,you linger on Trailing hands in the overflow, watching the light pierce the waves Distorted, underwater, another face appears in the lake Secrets are revealed, secrets are revealed Secrets are revealed in the lake When sunlight /deep in the water Turns to moonlight /where shadows move behind the sun concealed Secrets are revealed /now the moon reveals In the lake
6.
Woods Of Thorn Sunlight hides behind the darkening leaves Stillness shaping trees in mystery The wood sighs waiting for the shadow fall on sylvan web of tangled memories Sylvia walks in woods of thorn and wonders You could name her thoughts as daylight yet beneath there lies a darker world full of half remembered feelings…… and wonders She can’t see the wood for treetops Sylvia takes a shaded path Deep and twisting are the walkways leading nowhere but the past
7.
The Last Time Sunsets in the corner of my eye clouds race where horizon meets the sky This time is the ending of a day where a new line’s been drawn, and it’s OK! This time was the last time I believe in what you say Somewhere in the corner of my mind Is the feeling you were trying to be kind You crossed the line, now the lies are all displayed And burn for all time so there’s nothing left to say So next time I will know when someone’s trying to fake it No-one’s going to try and take my heart and break it This time was the last time Somehow it was easy to be blind and explain it ‘Out of sight and out of mind’ Get in line, for the axe is going to fall in no time you’ll be first against the wall! This time was the last time Sunsets in the corner of my eye clouds race where horizon meets the sky This time is the ending of a day where a new line’s been drawn and it’s OK! This time was the last time Next time I will know when someone’s trying to fake it no-one’s going to go and take my heart and break it next time….
8.
Candles and Fire Low is the light through the trees nearly night and yet day Lacing the branches with flame in a gold interplay Sun is sinking under clouds that blow me away Golden edge of fire bringing beauty out of decay Dark ever closer, cold night will cover the paths and the streams Hiding the sleeping world retreating in wintry dreams Sunset glowing as the golden rays disappear Blaze of glory, short day story told for this year And into the night, where are the longer days? Bring back the light and wake up this sleeping place with Sun, burn up the sky, it’s candles and fire making it day The light banishes night, traces of dark splintered away Looking back over the year I’m not sure that it all went my way Maybe there’s one thing that’s clear, I should let it go for today If the world can wait for a better time to appear I’ll forget it, I won’t let it spoil the end of the year and celebrate light returning with longer days Hold back the night, we’ll build our own glorious blaze of Sun, burn up the sky with candles and fire making it day The light banishes night, traces of dark splintered away
9.
Vargtimmen (Wolf Hour) Halfway between sleep or awake thoughts play a game, can’t win or escape Is this real or are you dreaming when all sense of time has left? Distant chills senses reeling lost inside another breath Icy fingers in your soul claw their way out through the cold Time has no meaning in the wolf hour, just before dawn Breathing shallow, tensions increase, heartbeats race no release Into the darkness / legs itch Into the half-light / skin sweats Lost in reflections / head pounds disappearing / close down Forget the morning / bones ache forget the sunlight / flesh creeps This dark existence / fear waits has more meaning / heart beats, melt down Icy fingers in your soul claw their way out through the cold
10.
When Trees Sing / Find Me! When the light fades in the evening then the blackbirds call home all around me in the undergrowth and I know I’m not alone Every nest stirs at the rooks caw every head hides under wing Hear the night call in the glimmering, that is when the trees sing That is when the trees sing They’re calling, over-arching, they’re calling to me Frost falling through the canopy, feathered leaves enfold me Feathered leaves enfold me Still and waiting, frozen amber, lifeless as the leaf-fall I will be here when the Holly King stands aside to Oak Man’s call I’m calling to the morning let sunlight find me Frost falling through the canopy, crystalled leaves encase me Crystalled leaves encase me In the earth and in the sunrise where the frost lays shimmering Cold as bark but still my heart lifts when it hears the trees sing They’re calling, over-arching, keep calling to me! Frost falling through the canopy singing trees release me Singing trees release me, singing trees release me! Reach out! Find me! Why wait til the sunrise, why wait til the morning light Out here in the darkness, find me in the dead of night Find me! Reach out! No waiting for sunrise, no waiting for morning light I’m tired of the darkness, I’m reaching to feel alive Find me in the dead of night, reach out in the dead of night Find me in the dead of night Find me! Reach out! Find me!

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" 'Ice & Bone' is a gorgeous, dreamy and rich with haunted folk, of lost ghosts, calling from another world, whispering sweet things in your ear." - Lee Henderson - BIG BEAUTIFUL NOISE

Ice & Bone- long awaited second CD by multi-instrumentalist frostlake (Jan Todd) who has been busy writing and recording for the improvising band Orchestra of The Upper Atmosphere. Ice & Bone is now finally released and the distinctive sound palette of her debut CD ‘White Moon, Black Moon’ continues- acoustic and electronic sounds washed with layered vocals and the creative bass of Terry Todd.

They have played out live as a duo and here are studio recordings of their live set. The mix of acoustics strings/wind instruments with ethereal synthesizers and percussion takes you to another world- from the gentle terror of ‘60’s B movie ‘The Lake’ to the classic folk horror of ‘When Trees Sing/Find Me’. Ice & Bone unwraps the darker layers of the mind in dreams and the unexplained. Driving bass and drums grind it back to reality in ‘Just A Game’ and ‘The Last Time’ so this album is caught between the worldly and the unworldly - British psychedelia at it’s best. Field recordings add a sense of time and place in the eerie, natural world that frostlake creates and shares it’s stranger secrets.

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released February 28, 2019

frostlake (Jan Todd ) - vocals, lyrics, electronics,
guitars, banjo, Lute Harp, Celtic Harp, zither,
viola, melodica, clarinet, recorders, glockenspiel,
Idiopan, percussion, Korg MS2000, Wavedrum,
drum creations, midi keys, Arturia Microbrute,
field recordings and found objects.

Terry Todd - bass guitars, Idiopan Dominus

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