Amy Denio: Eureka

by Amy Denio / Spoot Music

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Chicken’s heaven could be a nice place But there’s a white wolf there, said the puma Get on my back and hold on tight Dream some colorful wonders you crazy fire Različite duše su pale na zemlju (Various souls fell to the ground) Neki su postali zmajevi, neki su postali ljubitelji zmajeva (Some became dragons, some became the lovers of dragons) Njihova deca su bila mistična stvorenja (Their children were mystical creatures) A sada moje čarobno dete puma zmaja (And now my magical puma dragon child) čini svet snjajim njegovim čudima (makes the world shine with his wonders) It’s brilliant, marvelous, gorgeous, even in the dream It’s brilliant, marvelous, gorgeous, lighting up our being
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Petoljubac 05:14
Samo jedna ljubav čini dva ljubavnika. Ali dva plus tri ljubavi čine petoljubac (Only one love makes two lovers. But two plus three loves make 5 kisses)
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Ruža zna Ruža zna zašto Suptilne niti koje sudbina plete Prilagodite njihovu snagu iza naših leđa Ispravljanje naših posrtanja Dok se ne zna nepoznato Klatno koje visi preko peska Stvara spirograf kada se kreće rukom čoveka Ali haos zemljotresa će stvoriti savršenu ružu (ENGLISH) The rose knows The rose knows why The subtle threads that destiny weaves Flex their strength behind our backs Righting our stumbling ways Until unknown becomes known A pendulum dangling over a bed of sand Makes spirographs when moved by the hand of man But the chaos of an earthquake will create a perfect rose
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Novi Sad 03:38
Arrived by train in Novi Sad Our host Djordje put us on a bus He rode behind us on his bicycle He waved us off for the stop to the Yellow House Novi Sad, so beautiful Falling asleep to the strums of the tamburica orkestar Silver tones floating up to the moon On the Duna Tito died, war was born Djordje fled to Amsterdam To drown his pain, he changed his course Traded his bicycle for the white horse Darkened minds, blackened skies Will we ever above this rise? Hate is a habit hard to break When all is done for god's sake
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Did you coo hue? Now no new views Gone now, stilled life Silent by violence All that you taught us Songs speech stories sound You didn’t doubt us Weathered feathers drop to the ground
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I want all Beer-Cheez! Liberal can’t wheeze Zell, be ethnic aware Wee Thracian E-Z bell
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Why this span of misfortune down on Earth? Why is everything scrambled and spinning out of control? It makes me curse, it's getting worse I'm going burst at the end of this verse O Mercury when you're in retrograde The check will bounce and we won't be paid Our travel plans to the north will suddenly go south And we'd better closely watch what comes out of our mouths Tits up again, my machine went tits up again In between my fits of rage which go all the way to 10 Time is going backwards inside Big Ben I prefer to leave the office and live in a glen Away from the cockamamie inventions of men O Mercury you've gone retrograde again Better not to speak a plan or fly in a plane O Mercury, when will this ever end? Remind me not to hit 'Send' I'll remain under the covers of my bed Until I get the word from the front lines of the universe that all is sane again
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I love you, truly do For all the things you share In our long love affair A steamy ‘Ast Lag’ for you Showing that our love is And even if sometimes I’m blue I will always love you
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Venus Envy 02:54
Venus envy what dicks can't see Venus envy for power panties Mothers bakers troublemakers Super power to procreate hers Movers and shakers Venus rhymes with penis Penis can you see us? Romulus killed Remus after suckling a she wolf She wolf can redeem us Romulus and Remus Urge to kill extrem-us Sticky cold wet dream-us
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Wolf Moon 03:19
Wolf moon rising feel the sun Wolf moon shadows on the run Cedar branches write a tale Wolf moon rising howling pale Wolf moon rising turns blood red Ancestors confiding the whispering dead Cedar branches etch the light Wolf moon turning red this night
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My triple-great grandfather on my mother's side Was a government astronomer by the name of Asaph Hall He wanted to prove the existence of the moons of Mars So he studied the skies every night with his fancy telescope But saw nothing, nothing up there except for the Planet of War And occasional shooting stars in front of the universe's door Utterly frustrated, he almost threw in his glove But his wife Angelina (nee Stickney) urged him to look above In August of 1877 the moons of Mars revealed themselves to Asaph who now suddenly loved his wife more than ever He named the moons Phobos and Deimos after the horses who pulled the chariot of the War God 94 years later NASA's space craft passed by the moons And saw the huge crater on Phobos' loins So they named it after Asaph's intrepid wife, using her maiden name Stickney the crater was almost greater than half the diameter of Phobos' parameters Stickney the crater result of a fate or a destiny writ large by the universe

about

18 new compositions created and produced by Amy Denio in her Spoot Studios in Seattle between January 2018 & June 2019.

Some songs were inspired by her deep love of Balkan culture (she's played dozens of concerts in ex-Yugoslavia since 1990). Other compositions were conceived and recorded in a single day ~ thus the title Eureka.

Other tracks are commissioned pieces, some for a soundtrack to a silent film distributed by KINO LORBER, one for a Patreon subscriber who requested a steamy love song connected to Iceland.

CD produced by Klanggalerie, available here:
klanggalerie.com/gg315

credits

released September 21, 2019

Composed, recorded and produced by Amy Denio at Spaciouser Spoot Studios, Seattle
(1/2018 – 6/2019).
Mastered by Steve Turnidge, Ultraviolet Studios.
c 2019 Spoot Music, ASCAP
p 2019 Klanggalerie (klanggalerie.com/gg315)

Cover Artwork by Anne Marie Grgich

Thanks to:
Walter at Klanggalerie for encouraging me to produce this collection of songs, Srđan ‘Gino’ Jevđević for bouzouki & rhythm tracks, Johnny Morovich for brac, Eveline Müller for bowing her destroyed cymbal on Petoljubac & inspiring the birth of the Seattle peace kiss (kiss 5 times, last time longest), Dr. Peter Szöke for his fascinating research on the musicality of bird song, Maris Kundzins for generating anagrams of Elizabeth Lawrence’s name, Carroll McGrath for the commission to compose Steamy Ast Lag, and KINO LORBER for the commission to compose the soundtrack for Grace Cunard’s silent film ‘A Daughter of the Law’ (1921), included in the DVD boxed set ‘Pioneers: First Women Film Makers’ (2018).

Additional thanks to Chris Littlefield for his help designing the front cover, to Z.I. for inspiration, to the Immersion Composition Society whose challenge to write 20 songs in one day brought half of these songs to life, and a big shout out to all of our ancestors that we are here now.

Stella marina! Grazie a Santa Marta, che ci aiuta.

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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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