Ice & Bone - 79CD

by frostlake

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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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Track Name: The Key
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
Track Name: Ghost Hotel
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
Track Name: Just A Game
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
Track Name: Walking On Bones
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
Track Name: The Lake
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
Track Name: Woods Of Thorn
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
Track Name: The Last Time
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….
Track Name: Candles & Fire
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
Track Name: Vargtimmen (Wolf Hour)
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
Track Name: When Trees Sing / Find Me!
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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