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No Answers No

by MOWUKIS

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Niki Sorogas If you're into those heart melting Cascadeur, Radiohead or Jay Jay Johanson vibes, MOWUKIS will inspire any artistic colorful stripes with idiomatic priority through your sound universe. The tunes are on repeat....and full support on giveitaspin.gr :) www.giveitaspin.gr/2017/07/watch-mowukis-first-animated-music.html Favorite track: Animals Used To Scare.
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DJ Aadil What a UFO debut album. Great food for remixes. I love all tracks!!! Favorite track: Tides.
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Blü beautiful album, can't wait to see more in the future! Favorite track: Far North.
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about

Releasing this album is a huge step forward for me. It’s not just a debut album, it’s a foundation, something to build upon. Spending those two years working on what it means to be a solo musician, finding my way through all that gear and all those influences, pushed me to break some new grounds, if not musically, at least intimately. I put in perspective a lot of the things I thought I knew, and learned a lot from other musicians I’ve met and talked to. In that sense, this first solo project is a combination of the many voices I’ve heard these last few years, and how I understood them, how I used them to move on from where I was.

This album is also an answer, a dense and violent web of reactions to a world that seems to be going crazier every hour of every day. I think the dramatic amount of informations we’re drowning in is part of an explanation for how dense and intricate the album is. I thought a lot about it in the process of making the songs. Questions like “Should I make it simpler” “should I keep the tracklisting shorter” came and went more than once, as I’ve been told quite a lot that releasing a debut album that long, that critically dense, was at best an odd move, at worst a terrible choice. But it was what I wanted to do, what I needed to do. Songs that answer each other, that approach differently some various sides of a problematic that is hard to pin down anyway, if not impossible to simplify. A music that could dig into how unmanageable it is, from the prison of just one body, to answer, face, and oppose, to the avalanche of contradictions, injunctions, and obligations we’re dealing with everyday.

So how do you do that with music instruments was my challenge. A challenge everyday renewed, everyday reconsidered. Not because I tought it was clever, or selling, or beautiful even, but because it felt necessary. And that’s how I ended up with those eleven songs, that move constantly from saturated to minimal, from violent to soft, from electronic to acoustic, songs that oscillate, that look for that lost piece of quiet in the middle of all that noise, songs that try to unwind a single thread of coherence through various atmospheres, moods, and spaces. Wether or not this is a success doesn’t really matter, I think it’s a photography of where I’ve been these past 2 years, and for that alone, it means a lot to me to share it with the world, to have it been discussed and listened to.

I hope there’s food for everyone in it.

credits

released October 3, 2016

Debut Album

MOWUKIS is a solo project by Louis-Louise Kay.


All songs written, composed, performed by Louis-Louise Kay
(except tracks 2, 4 written and composed by Louis-Louise Kay & Angèle Towt)

Mixed and Produced by Louis-Louise Kay
Mastering by Cem Oral at "Jammin Masters"
Recorded at [partial:order] / Mare Nostrum Records
Additional Recordings at Minimoon Studio
Graphics Design by TheOneWasTwo

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Track Name: Castles Left
It’s coming to an end
But they can’t see
Their chaos they can’t blend
If they don’t kneel

I’m slipping through the light
I’m slipping through the light
They walk so they don’t fight
It drips all over me

I wish I could hold them differently

The sky above it’s fine
But it’s empty
Units above my mind
Barbed around me

Those castles they don’t melt
Not so quickly
Those heroes that can’t fail
Won’t be sorry

I wish I could hold them differently

You embodied the world
It spat you out
In seconds you got numb
Not what you thought

A crowd stuck on a sphere
The decoy’s everywhere
We’re choosing out of fear
A road that isn’t there

I just fear the bait won’t set us free
Track Name: Far North
I’m freezing
Every other path
Escaping
Any other math
Take it in
This is all I have
Refreshing
I will be the last

I’m covered in blood
But so are you
I’m covered in blood
But so are you
A part of me wants to come down
A part of me wants to come down
I’m not stuck just not decided
You’re all drunk and short sighted

I’m heading north
Nothing else in sight
Ice clogging structures left behind
Memory lapse of a king that can’t decide
But I’ll pass by

This chaos ain’t mine
I’m covered in blood
But so are you
I’m covered in blood
But so are you
A part of me wants to come down
A part of me wants to come down
I’m not stuck just not decided
You’re all drunk and short sighted

I'll settle for any ground that holds
Your rules were
Whispers in the cold
You brought the storm drizzle washed you out
In this realm you’ve thrown
Down this waterfall

We’re running the flood
That called for you
We’re running the flood
It’s passing through
A part of me wants to come down
A part of me wants to come down
I’m not stuck just not decided
You’re all drunk or short sighted
Track Name: Animals Used To Scare
What would you do if your rage had a target?
Where would you fall if your curse had a name?
Is it a tribute we all have to pay,
Or the privilege of a few that can stay?

Does the pain outlive both the grace and the truth?
Is the margin so thin, it’s too late for a truce?
Stuck in the middle lane, way too fast to complain
We’re digging the road we spend our time to blame.

We’re running there
Memories that we could spare
We’re running there
Bodies that wouldn’t dare
Animals used to scare
We’re running there
Afraid alone and bare
Track Name: When Violence
It’s a one-way track
It’s a one-time thing
And it will be gone
For good
It’s nobody’s car
It’s an open war
So how comes we’re all
Disguised
You could feed from us
Or should we just lean
Toward a quick ending
Every knuckle hurt
But we’re not punching
Hard enough
To join in

It just feels so hard
Fitting in
Moving when you’re all
Sitting
You’ll be first and last
On the scene
But the pile of dust
Is wearing thin
From afar it seems
We’re dreaming
But the crime it self’s just waiting
We’ll just call it a blast
Heroes will conceal
The hole that we left
Hanging

I wish the light could leave the sides
And pour into the road we’ve found
Colors would overflow the signs
We’d be the words that led the waves

And yet another void
Will swallow this deal
And will send the world backward
In our sleep we’ll define
Monsters less inclined
To keep us out of time
We’ll just stare at the glass
One day we’ll call home
Waiting for the dirt to sprawl
I’ll make words out of spikes
Muscles that will hold
A child raised in fear of heights

It just feels so hard
Fitting in
Moving when you’re all
Sitting
You’ll be first and last
On the scene
But the pile of dust
Is wearing thin
From afar it seems
We’re dreaming
But the crime it self’s just waiting
We’ll just call it a blast
Heroes will conceal
The hole that we left
Hanging

I’ll come down long after the fight
To sew back wounded animals
Insects that kept the soil alive
Wind will erase me when I’m done
Track Name: Tides
I’m floating like the sun
Sea carries me around
To some old land
My feet turned into sand
My legs are getting numb

Voices all flow right here
Noises that disappear
Worn too long it’s unreal
The crown lost its appeal

We’re echoes of the past
Passed through
Through the cracks of the wall
To you

We’re dreaming of a last
Walk to
Anywhere that’s been called
Untrue

I’ll stop cause I can’t shake
This feeling that it aches
That the world is at stake
That the map is a fake

Horizons in my hand
Visions I can’t contain
Speeches I’ve heard in vain
No deal, I’m unrestrained
Track Name: We'll Fall When You Collapse
I could just spell it backward
I could just turn to stone
Stones and it would all be gone
Don’t have a clue how to help out
Don’t have the bodies to sell bones
Bones to trade against some sun
Would it be fine
If I just move around the plot
Not to be involved
Just bare feet
Summoning ghosts around the stage
Blowing up the cage
Showing off some rage

What do I have left to look up to
Is this the reason I’m not home
My house’s a circle on the floor
I draw the line but it still moves
And every shadow with it grows
Grows and reach a new layer
Is it just mine?
Or is it pouring everywhere
Everyday we’re missing an old flare
So bright that it just let us stare
Fire grows upstairs
We’re unable to care

Does this make sense to you?
Am I too shallow, too obscure?
Can I just walk you through?
Forget the names they’re unsecure
You say you want me to…
But words got lost in the nature
Can you just show me how
To tame the monsters I endure

I’ll surrender when I’m complete
Cause every motion allowed hurts
And feels more random everyday
There isn’t one there isn’t none
And those old weapons that you’ve thrown
Are here, still pointing in the dark
To some great lie
To some dogs unable to bark
Feeding us with silence
And silence
Not even sad if not around
The wheel is turning blind
The wind just missed the sign

Does this make sense to you?
Am I too shallow, Too obscure?
Can I just walk you through?
Forget the names they’re unsecure
You say you want me to…
But words got lost in the nature
Can you just show me how
To tame the monsters I endure
Track Name: Nowhere To Be Found
Would you make it all fast
So you could hurry up
If there’s a blast
And you’re hurt?
And wouldn’t it be nice
For it to be so small
That it’s unnoticed
That it’s nothing at all

If you stop will it grow
Until you’re ready to
Let everything go
Without you
Right there under the snow
Lays the plan I’ll show you
When it’s over
When it’s due

I’m floating
Around the angles
I’m that far
That you’re all just one big thing to my eyes

How long would it all take
For us to be able
Not to remain
Undefined
And how long in the fade
To let it all explode
To let it all grow
Old

While you ate all the gold
Your children all went mad
In a world they sold for a dime
I watched it from above
Gave my part to the sharks
Threw the rest at sea
Next to me

I’m drifting
Away from danger
I’m that far
That I’m just nowhere to be found
Track Name: Asking For Some More
If I fall in your arms
Will you take me in?
The fire is still warm
Thought I’d jump in
The more we are
The more likely we sink
We’ve grown too heavy
We’ve grown too sick

Anything I look at
Is tangled up in strings
I push my way out
But it seems too thin
My brain is all over the floor
Decoding the errors
Asking for some more

If the landscape’s a lie
How can I rest my eyes?
Could you wave could you smile?
Was this a sign?
Moved out of line
Monuments all shrink down
And I’ve turned the beacons into garland lights

My body’s dismantled
And I’ve lost my way
Move your feet in the sand
Draw me one last play
I’ll feed the ground with what I’m used to say
Then I’ll be the hero that chose not to stay

I’ll be a wild man
I’ll be a fraud
I’ll be a wild man
I’ll be a fraud
And everyone behind will fall in line
And be a wild man
And be a fraud
And be a wild man
And be a fraud
Then will it still be mine
Your chest around my arms
Your lungs around my spine
Track Name: Soft Light
You broke down
You made yourself a nightmare
And you can’t even wait till it feels right on time

Out of sight
Hidden in the gunpowder
You’re there waiting to see
Who got out,
What could be.

I came by
Worn out by such a long walk
But you’d faded away
Like a ghost scares to stay

You thought you’d be lonely
You thought you’d be lonely
Track Name: Ideally
There’s a space in between
A whole world we could lay in
While we sort it all out
Let’s be part of something
We will sail and we’ll see
What remains
What remains

Open Heart surgery
Wilder creatures are waiting
For their food to come out
We are merely the spare parts
Of a dream we can’t be
I’ll hold you close to me
I’ll hold you close to me

It doesn’t make sense
It never made sense
Am I stepping over it?

It’s never been mine
It’s never been mine
But it’s printed all over my skin

Time isn’t that precise after all

I threw it all into the water
It swam away in such a hurry
The shore stopped feeling like a shelter
Shadow shaped creatures looking back at me
Is it just noise
Is it just noise?
Please warn me with words I can understand

Unlock all of our doors
Rip the fabric around us
Throw away everything
Should we sleep until then?
Should we follow the blind?
Next in line
Next in line

Anything that you'll see
Will come around to haunt me
Demons to set us free
We’re on the brink of finding
Bridges to cross the sea
Can they hold?
Can that be?
Track Name: Kindness
Remember of those pretty days
We never really lived together while
We were both on our own
We were both on our own
Having such a wonderful time

Our blood tasted like sea water
It kept us running always further when
I was up there alone
I was up there alone
Driving a car on the mountainside
For no reason

You try to justify somehow
That you’re always an outsider
That you’re always an outsider
And the rules don’t apply to you
And the world’s such a blue
And your love just a flue

Now choose a country on the map
Just point your finger randomly and snap
You won’t be there alone
You won’t be there alone
I will keep you warm at night

You try to justify somehow
That you’re always an outsider
That you’re always an outsider
And the rules don’t apply to you
And the world’s such a blue
And your love just a flue

And if the alarm rings too loud
Or if the world above asks for my pride
I won’t answer the call
I won’t answer the call
I’ll be yours anywhere I’m home

I’m home.