Apnea

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releases December 5, 2017

All songs written and arranged by sub:shaman
Engineered by Isa Ong and Leonard Soosay
Mixed by Leonard Soosay (Snakeweed Studios, Singapore)
Mastered by Troy Glessner (Spectre Studios, Seattle WA, USA)
Art and Design by Marc Gabriel Loh
Distributed by Outsider Music Co.
Supported by National Arts Council

(C) (P) 2017 sub:shaman. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording is prohibited.
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sub:shaman Singapore

sub:shaman are sound-makers who continue to reinvent and redefine the structure and boundaries of their music, with a preference for the dark, groovy and occasionally chaotic. Formed in 2012, the quintet has been characterized as having a bold sound, rife with musical twists and turns.

The group comprises IsaO, Weish, Syadie, Hanis and IsaF.
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Track Name: A-Hole
i had a vision, i had a vision
that we were caught
they had a reason, they had a reason
to have you shot
now. come road after road
don’t matter where i go
come street after street
i’m very far from home

the spaces between the shadows
pulls me back into
a place within you
if i had a god
he didn’t spare me a thought
if i had a god, if i had a god

back, back, back, back
into your hole
hole
Track Name: Django
i looked into the glass and caught sight of two big brown eyes
it was a baby’s face, sitting snug in his pram
thirstily drinking in the sights of the world in this dark, dank train
with a hunger and wonder that made my soul ache with joy

i sat in that train and for the first time in 23 years,
a new born babe

i was nobody and i was everybody.
freed from from all trappings of my DNA

the outline of the pram and two little feet
the sound waves in my cheap headphones
the contours of mountains that i dream to climb
lines lines and lines and lines
all perfectly in sync
extending forward, backward, inward and outward
reaching toward forever and way back then

it occurred to me then that all our ridges and valleys were the shape of the rubble of prams and homes and all the human things the previous world left behind leaving us in bottomless circles of life after life after life floating forward into a limitless nowhere beating us ceaselessly into the past

i want
i want
i want
to be gold
Track Name: Quiver
the vibrations
they blur my vision
the road, it quivers
like lips i’ve burnt with
false kisses
Track Name: Vigil
sink into me as the night falls
into my alternate life
find me, find me in the mirrors
reeking, reeking of cigarette
smoke

just when it ends, you
crawl into sight
Track Name: O Negative
i tried to disappear
smoke and mirrors save me from their gaze
i tried to reappear
smoke and mirrors save them from my gaze

dance, dance to the other side
hide in nightmares, i
bask in the fear i own
transmute, transmute
Track Name: Maraschino Mist
one foot in
front of the other
reddening veins spread across each eyeball
and only dark mist accompanies, the sound 
of her fists clawing at the ground 

only dark mist accompanies the sound
of her fists clawing in the ground
so he hit the clock and spun around
with the veins in his eyes spread redder now
against the glittering glint of the sweat on his brow
and a cold-blooded lust dribblin' down his mouth
and only,
only dark mist accompanies the sound
of her fists clawing at the ground
at the ground  

and as a faint yellow glimmer washed in from the city
he bathed in the shadow of her celebrity
and blew off her limbs as he relished the pity
of her sorry flesh as it lit the vicinity
throbbing and glowing, her cute mortality
he walked from the scene with the wine in his hand
and he swore in his life he had never felt more grand
Track Name: To The Bone
i have starved our love dry
to the bone, to the bone
bodies moving too fast, i
am alone, still alone

some nights we still feel the thin ghost
of exalt, exaltation
skinny skeletal shadow
of affect, of affection
i have starved our love dry
to the bone, to the bone
talking mouths and warm skin, i
am alone, still alone

bones, bones,
they had me tripping up on my
own bones
on my knees looking for my own
soul, soul,
i found me waking up in a
foreign home

they had me tripping up on my
(can someone hear me am I still in the land of living)
bones, bones,
they had me tripping up on my
(i met the man, he showed me a thousand options for a)
tomb, tomb on my knees looking for my own
(can someone see me am i made up of more than skin and)
bones, bones,
they had me tripping up on my
on my knees looking for my own
on my knees looking for my own
soul, soul, soul, soul

if i told you what i did
would you keep, would you keep me
if i told you about my phoney arts
oh forgive, oh forgive me

if i told you what i did
would you keep, would you keep me
if i told you what i really was
oh forgive, oh forgive

forgive me
again and again

i have starved our love dry
to the bone, to the bone
bodies moving too fast, i
am alone, still alone

i have starved our love dry
to the bone, to the bone
talking mouths and warm skin, i
am alone, still alone
Track Name: Apnea
whisper to me
i’m about to drown
black and blue,
i know you

oh, i’m sinking
oh, release me

ta ta ta ta ta
da da di di da da
ta ta ta
do de da
ta do da di, ta do da di
do do do di di di
de de

ah ah ah ah ah
ah ah eh eh ah ah
ah ah ah
oh eh ah
ah oh ah eh, ah oh ah eh,
oh oh oh eh eh eh
ah ah