Hadopelagia

by kaioni

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about

I'm so excited to share this album with you!
The hadopelagic zone of the ocean is the deepest part. Hadopelagia means the deepest space of things.
I hoped to step off the soapbox of my earlier music & explore something other than trying to say something so loudly.*
Production-wise, I do favor minimalism here. Even if I heard a bassline or drum in my head during recording, I did my best to keep it more mellow.*
Drums are rare on this album. I've listed at the bottom of this description "songs with drums" & "songs with no vocals" so you don't have to hunt.

*While I wanted to leave out the preaching, I did include "Mystified", a song about my feelings towards the education system & brushing history under the rug in favor of mathematics & the American revolutionary war. I made this song a BONUS at the end, so you don't have to have it in the middle of the other tracks. I deem that it fits on the album as it pulls from History - which most songs here do.
I also included "Echo" (ft. Gym, Deer) from my "ecoLectronica" project. I remade it also, into a dizzier more stripped version. "Whales" was also recorded & originally released on that album, but I've moved it to "Hadopelagia". They are not new songs from my catalog, but those two songs were leading me to Hadopelagia. Other songs I feel did not fit on this project have been placed on the "I'm Not Sorry" release.

What began as a project with a hundred melodies, was narrowed to 30, & then to this.
I would describe the music from Hadopelagia as thus: enchanting, dreamtime balladerie, wyrd inspirations, mermaid witch lullabies, siren prose, synesthesia, exploration of experiential spiritual reality, historical meditation on a syntheist odyssey, swimming in mythopoeia, the romance of being alive.

This album is dedicated to the Ocean, to all water.

This album is also dedicated to both of my Grandmothers. Always supporting & loving. Two different women whose children happened to get married, who inspired me in different ways.
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This album originally had a solid 30 songs attached to it, but I am saving the rest for my next project - acoustic, "celtic"- influenced, & live. Believe me - there were many more "siren songs" that could have been here, but I'm tired of producing electronica & want my hands on an instrument, no tricks, no games, just fun.

ALBUM COVERS:
This cover is drawn & colored by me.
Crayons used in the alternate tan & purple cover: wisteria, orchid, cornflower, cerulean.
Photograph (alternate cover, included with downloaded) by Darkest Hour Photography (Springfield, OR)
The facepaint on my nose & forehead was inspired by both a tree, a delta on a map, & a trident, as well as just being inspired to open up. The facepaint on my cheek was drawn by the photographer - he said it was a rune meaning protection.
All alternate covers are attached as bonus items.

SONGS WITH DRUMS:
Saga, Mythopoeia, Wake The Dead, Ancient Beauty, Howl, World of Love, ECHO (ft. Gym, Deer), Mystified

SONGS WITH NO VOCALS:
Saga, Blooming in The Deep, Antarctica, Vigil

credits

released 31 December 2013

© & ℗ 2006-2013 Kaioni
PRODUCED**, SUNG*, WRITTEN, COMPOSED, & RECORDED by Kaioni.
(*Rob of Gym, Deer - Primary Records - features vocally on "Echo (ft. Gym, Deer) shorter edit".)
(**Ocean Waves from "Whales" are Apple samples)
All songs property of Kaioni, to touch you on some level.

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Track Name: Come With Me
Come with me to the bottom of the ocean. Come with me.
& you'll see there's a world here to discover. Come with me.
Hear my voice. Feel a rush of every moment. Hear my voice.
You are lost, drifting closer to my fingers. Come with me.
Come with me.
Track Name: Mythopoeia
Touch the fingerprints reading as links to the past,
The real romance of being alive.

Tell another story. One day we'll be ancient mythopoeia.

Who knows every symbol beyond supposition?
Who knows what we don't know that we don't know?

Tell another story. One day we'll be ancient mythopoeia.
Tell another story. One day we'll be ancient.
Mythopoeia.
Mythopoeia.
Track Name: Spectrum
Flow

Flow as liquid light
Over ley lines
Monoliths
Discovering a maze of ancient texture
Cracks, crevices, the entry
Light/dark,
No duality in such a range of possibilities
The spectrum is the keyhole

Ooh the spectrum
ooh the spectrum

Flow
Track Name: Give Me as Much as You Take
Give me as much as you take
Show me the balm for this ache
I think that I lost my one desire
When I threw it all into your fire

Sing to my heart. Feel the way it feels.
Sing from your heart. Make me know it's real.
You break me as much as you break,
So give me as much as you take.

Listen as much as you speak
Cooling as much as you heat
I will not pretend forever
I want to share while we're together

Sing to my heart. Feel the way it feels.
Sing from your heart. Make me know it's real.
You break me as much as you break,
So give me as much as you take.

Give it to me
Sing it to me
Take it from me
Give it to me

Give me as much as you take
Just give me as much as you take
Track Name: Wake the Dead
Only me & the wind crawling through the reeds
Slithering through a dark illusion of my dreams
Your heartbeat - I feel it slumbering beneath my feet
We're not alone

So come on let's wake the dead
Tonight we're going to raise the dead
Wake the dead. Wake the dead.

Ecstasy - It's a lesson in just being free
Energy - we are connected to a mighty tree
Never, never forget we are together
In ecstasy

So come on let's wake the dead
Tonight we're going to raise the dead
Wake the dead. Wake the dead.

So come on let's wake the dead
Tonight we're going to raise the dead
Wake the dead. Wake the dead.

Wake the dead
Track Name: Ancient Beauty
You move me & in moving
we are your heart

Ancient beauty. Timeless & truly churning
Beyond the glimpses whisper secret symbols

You move me & in moving
we are your heart

Ancient beauty - the world I see - I need you
Track Name: Howl
I have your heart & you have mine
We're here at the start of a nursery rhyme

We watch & wait, sit & stare, I'm overwhelmed by the lack of air
I need to howl, to scream & sing. If life is a dance, I'm missing something

How am I not amazed by everything I see, everything I see
With too much passing before me, it's a mystery, a mystery

I feel a howl, howl coming through
I feel like howling, howling at the moon

(howl)

How am I not amazed by everything I see?
With too much passing before me, it's a mystery

I feel a howl, howl coming through
I feel like howling, howling at the moon

(howl)
Track Name: ECHO (hadopelagia)
Honey roses fall like snow, when I am in the place I know
is resounding blissfully; full of possibility

In the golden city, detached & so amused
Everything so pretty, not knowing I'm confused
It is fast approaching: the peak of everything; the beginning

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lesson never lasts

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

What came before Babylon? An image of golden eras gone
From hanging gardens to jaguar temples,
There has been knowledge all along.

Hidden in the soil at the bottom of the sea.
Destruction to construction, ruined memories.
What was once recorded, uncovered mysteries. Prehistoric history.

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lesson never lasts

Still what I can see & hear is indescribable & clear
There is more than what we know. More before us called this home

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
Track Name: Whales (Chthonic Lullaby of The Tides) (outro)
I cry too
You are made of water
We are each other
One day you will return
I am in you
I am of you
Please don't hurt me
It only hurts you

I have a strong suspicion something will come your way
But you say that you don't want to do
Anything that puts you at risk, anything not on your list
So tell me what is change?

Living a lie living a lie
Come be the tide. Who knows what you will find?
Leave the shore & you are born
Be in the tide. With me you're combined

I have something to reveal everything you have concealed
There will be no assumptions here
Become your compassion. We are the cosmos now
Enveloped in a lapis flow

Free to roam. You're always home. The mystery. Cthonic lullaby

Here in the ancient ocean, a planet multiplied
Come to the deepest part of me
So soon you will discover time crystals in the night;
A heart that's bigger than the sea.

If you can dream, see the unseen. Be the tide, with me you're combined
Do not fight, there is no light. Find a shell to make me well

Water

What relics are uncovered when you are in the dark?
The only value is the earth

I cry too
You are made of water
We are each other
One day you will return
Please don't hurt me
I am in you
I am of you
Please don't hurt me

Cthonian
Cthonian
Track Name: ECHO (ft. Gym, Deer) shorter edit (Bonus)
Honey roses fall like snow, when I am in the place I know
is resounding blissfully; full of possibility

In the golden city, detached & so amused
Everything so pretty, not knowing I'm confused
It is fast approaching: the peak of everything; the beginning

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lesson never lasts

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

What came before Babylon? An image of golden eras gone
From hanging gardens to jaguar temples,
There has been knowledge all along.

Hidden in the soil at the bottom of the sea.
Destruction to construction, ruined memories.
What was once recorded, uncovered mysteries. Prehistoric history.

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lessons never lasts

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

Still what I can see & hear is indescribable & clear
There is more than what we know. More before us called this home

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
Track Name: Mystified (Bonus)
You spit out your questions like answers, as if you know it's all the same
Point me in your direction & don't admit you wrote the game
Memorizing every thing you say just well enough to pass the test
Repeat all the formulations that you religiously suggest

You tried, designed, you lied, I'm mystified
You tried, defined, confined, I'm mystified

One war to the next to another - imperial history
as you would want to tell it, forget about the family tree
Losing implications, explicitly forget the tears
Assumptions on a certain level will never clarify all of those years

You tried, you lied, they cried, I'm mystified
You tried, you lied, they died, I'm mystified

(oh oh oh oh oh)

Mystified
Mystified

(oh oh oh oh oh)