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No Answers No

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Papernoise This is the kind of album that you get when you take your anger, your sadness and your fear and you channel it into an act of joyful creation. Favorite track: Animals Used To Scare.
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horacegoes A beautiful voice surrounded beautiful sounds. Favorite track: Animals Used To Scare.
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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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1.
Castles Left 03:39
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
2.
Far North 04:38
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Tides 05:05
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
Soft Light 03:37
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
10.
Ideally 05:22
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?
11.
Kindness 05:31
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.

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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