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Offerings

by Tsinder Ash

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All My Sisters full of rage Stand outside the circle They drew in flames All My Sisters full of rage They'll stoke your pyres But you'll dig their graves Take my sinews and weave them into string Knot me a noose from which my hope can Swing I'll burn my silhouette into every cliff And field With each harvest my body will yield And death will have no dominion, Over me.
2.
Cavebirds 06:57
Cavebirds Beneath the rock a glowworm seams Of porcelain tiles or faucets gleam What once was function's taken form An ancient growth A crevasse yawn I beat my fist against the stone Stalactites chime like hammer on bone Ancestral chorus of skin on skin The ringing dulls The dulling rings. The calcite is misleading These walls were made from lovers Secreting I place my tongue against the salt Rivers run around my feet like moats. I carve my sigil in the wall I place my crystals in the bowl The walls weep with lovers sweat Ancestral rivers of joy and regret And as that liquid meets the day A mist whispers Rises to say, Your sighs, your sighs Are like cavebirds Flown into the light Your cries, your cries A chorus of horns Thrown into the dawn. Echoes shatter off the water like wings The ringing dulls The dulling rings I beat my fist against the stone Stalactites chime like hammer on bone Your sighs, your sighs Are like cavebirds Flown into the light.
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Garnets 04:45
You'll see my eyes in pools of garnet You'll see my spine in Tallinn's towers You'd float my body down the Rhine dear To watch it swallowed by another's mouth. Sweet sanguine, marry me In a communion of violence A reunion of my blood to the soil Sweet sanguine languish in me Where the folds of my skin might open up And let you in for a while. And I am trying to break free But I am woven by what limits me These silken walls, these sinewed halls They bend and keel but will not yield And I am trying to break free But I am woven by what limits me. You'll see my eyes in pools of garnet You'll see my spine in Tallinn's towers You'd float my body down the Rhine dear To watch it swallowed by another's mouth. A host of voices, a Slavic choir sings My spirit to the sound You'd float my body down the Rhine dear To watch it swallowed by another's mouth.
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Offerings 04:18
Bring your offerings Down to the harbour Lay them on that stony shore Where the gods of lust and thunder Will delight and seas will boil Your blood vibrates all into shapes All into patterns a snowflake makes A thousand empty nautilus shells Moan in the gales like wedding bells Bring your offerings down to the harbour Shroud them in that kelping night There you'll find that love you've longed for in the glowing green algae light Your blood vibrates all into shapes All into patterns a snowflake makes A thousand empty nautilus shells Moan in the gales like wedding bells

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released August 29, 2017

Tsinder Ash plays:
Banjo, Xylophone, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Accordion, Baritone Acoustic Guitar, Celtic Harp, Roland EG-101, Nord Stage Piano, Juno Keyboard, Appalachian Dulcimer, Zither.

Alex Mckenzie - Flute on 1
Andy Becker - Electric Guitar on 1 and 2
Adrian Roye - Djembe on 1
Laura Groves - Keys and Vocals on 3
Sally Currie - Viola and Violin on 3
Morgan Potts - Cello on 3
Tom Hardwick-Allan - Trombone on 4

All songs written and recorded by Tsinder Ash
Mixed and Mastered by Mitch Girio
Cover art by Ruby Tingle

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Tsinder Ash London, UK

TSINDER ASH is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist. Tsinder has been featured on NTS and Resonance FM and BBC 6 Music.

www.TsinderAsh.com

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