Roots I - EP

by OLMO

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released June 18, 2016

Written, produced and mixed by Francesco Lo Giudice.

Recorded at Phantom Sound (Cape Town), Funkhaus (Berlin) and Noize Fabrik (Berlin), Flat Cat Studios (Berlin) and Olmo's studio cave (Berlin).

Studio engineers: Philip Kramer, Inbal Gordon and Trevor Bahnson, Florian Eisenschmidt.

Mastered by Jacob van der Westhuizen at Benjamin Pro Audio (Cape Town)

Album artwork by Eddy Viver Murangwa


Roots II to be released late 2016...

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Track Name: Lungs
We are the sum
of one and one and one

We all come from
the belly of our mum

She breathes and hums
and circles round the sun

We kick her tum
to the rhythm of her lungs

We pound the drums
to the rhythm of her lungs
Track Name: Vending Machine Blues
At the back of the rack
Sat the last KitKat
For too long she had longed
To drop down like the closer packs

As she grew near the glass
She was proud to be the last
After her no more packs
Would be left on the rack.

On the day she was last
And at last also first
All the packs join the rack
Just the order now reversed

All the pride and delight
Swallowed down with a bite
She's just another KitKat
Washed down with a Sprite.
Track Name: Verba Volant (feat. Merryn Jeann)
Surround me
Breathe me in
I'll go with the wind
Track Name: Hollis Brown
Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town
Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town
With his wife and five children
And his cabin fallin’ down

You looked for work and money
And you walked a rugged mile
You looked for work and money
And you walked a rugged mile
Your children are so hungry
That they don’t know how to smile

Your baby’s eyes look crazy
They’re a-tuggin’ at your sleeve
Your baby’s eyes look crazy
They’re a-tuggin’ at your sleeve
You walk the floor and wonder why
With every breath you breathe

The rats have got your flour
Bad blood it got your mare
The rats have got your flour
Bad blood it got your mare
If there’s anyone that knows
Is there anyone that cares?

You prayed to the Lord above
Oh please send you a friend
You prayed to the Lord above
Oh please send you a friend
Your empty pockets tell yuh
That you ain’t a-got no friend

Your babies are crying louder
It’s pounding on your brain
Your babies are crying louder now
It’s pounding on your brain
Your wife’s screams hit you
Like the dirty drivin’ rain

Your grass it is turning black
There’s no water in your well
Your grass is turning black
There’s no water in your well
You spent your last lone dollar
On seven shotgun shells

Way out in the wilderness
A cold coyote calls
Way out in the wilderness
A cold coyote calls
Your eyes fix on the shotgun
That’s hangin’ on the wall

Your brain is a-bleedin’
And your legs can’t seem to stand
Your brain is a-bleedin’
And your legs can’t seem to stand
Your eyes fix on the shotgun
That you’re holdin’ in your hand

There’s seven breezes a-blowin’
All around the cabin door
There’s seven breezes a-blowin’
All around the cabin door
Seven shots ring out
Like the ocean’s pounding roar

There’s seven people dead
On a South Dakota farm
There’s seven people dead
On a South Dakota farm
Somewhere in the distance
There’s seven new people bor
Track Name: Hey that's OK
For nothing more than the sake of torture
I put a chameleon on a mirror
and as I watched it
as it lost its mind
it reminded me of me

But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK

And as I sail myself into darkness
Away from the castles
Built on land
I know the shore that behind me erodes
Will slowly just leave me with grains of sand

But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK

If this floor was a chessboard
and I was the king
would you be my queen?
I read by my bedside while time moved the pieces
and I never wanted to win anyway

But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK
But hey thats OK