Blossoms

by Unwoman

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    Composer, vocalist & cellist Unwoman presents her third full-length, self-produced album, Blossoms. Rich, electronically orchestrated songs fill the first half ("Side A") while "Side B" is composed entirely of settings of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay, for cello and voice. Special packaging for this release includes a CD that looks like a vinyl LP.

    Includes extra photos from the cover shoot by Pat Mazzera & a bonus track (the version of Compliance that was on the MachineKUNT compilation).

    "Like Kate Bush or Nico, Unwoman (http://www.unwoman.com) bravely steps beyond the word of pop, or anything remotely close to rock, into an uncategorizable, adventurous vision that is nevertheless steeped in history. With its mix and match of classical instrumentation and modern-day electronics, Unwoman does not occupy a specific place or time."
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    "On her third release Unwoman (nee Erica Mulkey) has gotten clever: instead of giving us one full length she has given us two distinct EPs. But don't fret, either way Blossoms is a beautiful listen."
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    Crystal USB with red LED and 8GB capacity. Shiny clear acrylic & brushed steel, laser-etched with Unwoman logos. Contains 24+ hours of Unwoman's music including Just Go Away, War Stories, Uncovered thru Volumes 4-5, Selected Songpoems, both regular & instrumental versions of the last four original albums, several other original and covers albums & EPs, the dark-ambient EP IDTWS, and bonus tracks not available anywhere else. Does not contain the newest subscription-only songs.

    Files are very high quality 320 kbps mp3s. If you would prefer FLAC files, please purchase my complete discography on here and arrange to pay $12 + shipping for the USB -- write orders@unmediated.net

    Includes unlimited streaming of War Stories via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Get all 25 Unwoman releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Loss & Comfort, The Love Apocalypse; or, Uncovered Volume 6, Just Go Away, Uncovered Volumes 4 & 5, War Stories Instrumentals, War Stories, Uncovered Volume 3, Circling Instrumentals, and 17 more. , and , .

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Compliance 03:26
If only I could be Docile and compliant If only I could fit her shoes If only I could be The doll that you imagine I'd proudly shape myself into your muse If only she knew The future she was after She would never choose eternity with you It's not her place It's not her style I'm afraid If only it would prove Subservience to you I'd gladly cut myself just as she would But right in front of you That I could not do A lady never lets a man see her blood
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Caught Her 03:49
When we were girls We were our own little world It seemed that we were unbreakable So we pushed the limits Unbearable poverty makes you think anything's better than what you have Unspeakable acts seems exciting You'll sacrifice everything for the chance But if I could, if I could, if I could have caught her Would she now be free? If I could, if I could, if I could have caught her Would she ever forgive me? I was all she had, I still Feel I somehow failed her I know I was not to blame it was Only our silence that betrayed her When they came to take her She went without a fight I watched from inside the closet Protecting myself in the black of night But if I could... I could pretend I don't care Wherever she is, what they do to her In that moment we were severed (Her submission) But we were girls together We were girls together... Once upon a time
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"Are you not fonder of me than of all the rest?" cried her eyes "Yes, you are dearest of all to me -- you, the silent one; if not no one, then you." But then he speaks of her -- the unknown, a false angel. The mermaid chokes in fear, but still she hopes... How can you want something more than me? I give my life for yours, sacrifice my voice Only in hope, a thousand knives each step, that I may share your soul Oh, if only I could sing, or if this heart had wings, I would be your angel. Word travels fast, soon despair comes crashing, crashing down Only blood and sisters' love can save her life now. A thousand knives. She dances into death that night. The sea so cold, black, unyielding. A promise to fall. So only murder can save her now, but what's the use Her love is gone either way, so why fight? How can you want more than me? I rewrote my future in foam for you I gave my life to see this through and am betrayed. And disintegrate. Oooh... Oh -- Why must true illusion, not love, conquer all?
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Power 06:29
Some people use words, gasps of air Some use flesh, objects of desire seeking power Either way, from either side, the desire is the same: Love, whatever that means, whatever it brings, I'll do what I can, to find it Some follow, others seek Are we what we feel or what we think? What can I do to touch you? When we are only red lights in a grey haze And I can hardly see you Why when I close my eyes I feel your body Why do I put so much faith in someone I hardly know? Is it my need to hope? What do I seek in you? What's at the core of me Do I really long for autonomy? Do I want to be the object of your fantasies Or are you my dream Or my icon, so reduced Or my innocence, so long dismissed? Love, whatever that means, whatever that brings, I'll do what I can, to find it Some follow, other seek You are what you feel What's at the core of me: do I really seek autonomy? Or are you a center of power Or are you who I want to be?
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Paresthesia 05:28
Do you ever wonder, wonder who Silently came, quickly left, left a flower for you? He said "be wary of symbols" and I see them so clear But I have dreams -- one of them is you -- they eclipse all my fear Can you tell me why I dream of you? Hungry and male, and her, long-lashed and beautiful-sad Was the electricity only the sparks behind my eyes In the redness of parched, scorched earth Thirsty your eyes, or my blood But its your smile in those moments that lets in hope I subsist on this, I desist as you resist But how twisted my desires grow And when will I feel your eyes, your dark eyes On my flesh, on my breast Where I fear my displayed heart lies? ...and oh, the paresthesia when I pretend you want me When my subconcious taunts me with this impossible dream...
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You look so intriguing In that old-fashioned clothing Your eyes so alluring So young, yet so knowing In black fishnet stockings And dark velvet gown You visit the nightclubs All over town You meet a young man there You know the type In exchange for a slow dance You're his for the night But boys don't love girls like that Past the promiscuous hour They leave your cherished blossom And fly to the next flower You let him caress you In the back of an old car For proclaiming your beauty You let him go so far You're searching for love you say But that's not how you'll find it Beneath the flesh you're still alone And you pretend you don't mind it But boys don't love girls like that Past the promiscuous hour They leave your cherished blossom And fly to the next flower Boys don't love girls like that They don't take them home To meet mother, make breakfast, or write to you But this you've always known
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The Shroud 01:56
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The Dream 02:58
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Indifference 01:53
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Witch Wife 00:52
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Blight 04:13
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If only I could be Docile and compliant If only I could fit her shoes If only I could be The doll that you imagine I'd proudly shape myself into your muse If only she knew The future she was after She would never choose eternity with you It's not her place It's not her style I'm afraid If only it would prove Subservience to you I'd gladly cut myself just as she would But right in front of you That I could not do A lady never lets a man see her blood

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Unwoman's third solo album. The first half features works for electronics, piano, cello, and voice, and delves into themes of love from a female perspective. The second half comprises lyrics by beloved poet Edna St. Vincent Millay which Unwoman composed for solo cello and voice; the final song "What Lips My Lips Have Kissed" adds piano.

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released November 10, 2007

All songs written, performed, engineered, and produced by Unwoman. Digitally mastered by Da5id Din at Corrosive Audio www.corrosive-audio.com . Cover photo by Pat Mazzera www.mazzera.com .

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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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