Sum and subtraction

by Ask The White

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Michele M. Il primo ascolto di questo album fatto durante le pulizie domestiche (a titolo di cronaca: non esattamente l'attività più eccitante nella quale mi cimento) ha trasformato il mio padiglione auricolare e i vari annessi e connessi in una zona erogena supplementare. Psichedelia folk? Folk psichedelico? Machissenefrega: davanti a quello che ste due bellissime voci, che ste chitarre intense (con l'aiuto occasionale di altri ammenicoli sonori) riescono a regalarci, le definizioni diventano secondarie. Che goduria...e sospetto che sia uno di quei dischi che lievitano col tempo. P.S: la traccia preferita è puramente indicativa, visto che le canzoni sono tutte splendide Favorite track: Remember the future.
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released October 12, 2018

All songs written, produced, performed and recorded by AtW.
Mastering: Alessio Rosi / AtW @ Casaohm Recording (Cortona - AR).
Artwork: Isobel Blank.
Graphics: Isobel Blank, Fabio Ricci.
Released by Ammiratore Omonimo Records

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Ask The White Italy

Ask The White is Isobel Blank (dTHEd, Ant Lion, Isobi, Vestfalia), artist and songwriter, and Simone Lanari (dTHEd, Ant Lion, Walden Waltz, Sycamore Age), producer and composer. Their first album “Sum and subtraction”, has been released in october 2018. Their music is rooted in the folk tradition, but at the same time is open to the wildest contamination, offering a sophisticated sonic palette. ... more

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Track Name: You, cloud
So glad you sum
taste I’m in you
you, cloud
I delay your white flow
dwell in the rain
First I was scared
when you ate me
you, cloud
All the towns I saw below
They seemed so vain

So glad to drift
all my drops in
you, cloud
decompose in few pearls
a necklace default

No one knows the way you are
changing but always yourself
Not a word to call you out
but a whole storming poem

I glass the sun
so it can’t burn
you, cloud
long life to your teardrops
they feed the dust
Track Name: Neither a moon
Not a close verb
Not a known word
Not the care of a gesture
Not a shadow for raw eyes
Not a shield for wide open ribs
Not a silence for exhausted lips
Not a sun for some pale vertebrae

Neither a moon for a day
which died too soon
Track Name: Just take me to
Three steps ahead
you need to take them
two steps around her
maybe you'll find her
it's a long way to get you there
you just miss it
it's a long way to get you there
you maybe will tell you the truth
three steps ahead
in my head
two steps around her
maybe you'll find her
maybe it's the wrong time
maybe it's the right
you will never know it for sure
unless you’ve a magic by sight
it's a long way to get you there
you just miss it
it's a long way to get you there
you maybe will tell you the truth
it's a long way to get you there
you just miss it
it's a long way to play your game
you just have me to take

you’re weak and cheap
it’s a wasting note
just take me to
Track Name: A millionaire tree
Come back time
you look grey
tease me as I lay unseen
I’m in love
Leave me through her bones, I pray
I’ll be lost
with all I have

I’ve been what I saw
blooming seeds on top of the sea
now reach my lost head
branching out as a millionaire tree

curve a line
draw her eyes
so she sees
Track Name: The battle of the happy claustorms on two strings
You wake up and you're so glad
I wake up and I'm so sad to wake up
to wake up
You grow up and you're so glad
I grow up and I'm so sad to grow up
to grow up
strings ride along the firefog
to cook well a swinging raw doll
she sings quarters of her woolthoughts
to fulfill the empty bottle

she is the battle
of the happy claustorms
leave her free
to build a three-doll
with two pieces of a creepcold

she is the battle
of the happy claustorms
leave her free
to build a three-doll
it will warm your santa's nights
let it start, make it bright
Track Name: Remember the future
Don't try to remember the future
nor your paleness in its distant colors
don't listen to its lament today
'cause its cold bare melancholy
is still so far to come

Don't try to remember the future
nor your paleness in its distant colors
don’t try to listen to its lament today
'cause its cold bare melancholy
is still so far to come

Don’t try, don’t try
don’t try to remember
Track Name: I'm not a place
I’m not a place
you’ve come into this way
off your nation
and so distressed

I’m not a place
you come to release
your poetry and your scent
your mainspring

Down in my streets
we played planting seeds
the trees in my gardens
no roots and no feet

from windows the oceans
repeat my deceit
two eyes as an epic tale
so wide and so deep

You took the mansion
5 floors indeed
3 turns of the keys
32 teeth to wash to be clean and then sleep
I’m not a place
you just came along
through my background
and straight to the core
left the walls like a broken trinket
Days like rainbows
to melt my complaint
they show me their back now
so grey in the ashtray

from windows the oceans
repeat my deceit
two eyes as an epic tale
so wide and so deep

Down in my streets
we played planting seeds
the trees in my gardens
no roots and no feet

from windows the oceans
repeat my deceit
two eyes as an epic tale
so wide and so deep
Track Name: Fall
Fall,
your blunder is your clue
I know
Fall,
the right way to call your name
your wounds don’t lie
that is just the same for me
Track Name: Known
Thousands the years
waiting for your hands
Known
My back away
from pebbles and caves
So strong the light
I bare over mine
Known

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