Nowhere No One Knows Where To Find You

by Slow Spirit

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    - "Bubblegum Pink" 12" Vinyl (1/100)
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    - Linocut printed, handmade canvas tote (1/25)

    Vinyl package includes the beautiful art of Kyle Scheurmann, some v. cute photos from our lives and recording, a nice write up on the back, and a full colour inner sleeve with more art and lyrics.

    The rest of the stuff is really nice too, trust me. Eric's mom made the totes and they are hands down the best totes for totin' your tackle around town. The linocut art seems to be derived from the tracklisting of the album. Trippy stuff. I dare someone to get one tattooed on their butt... or head.

    Album cover painting by Kyle Scheurmann - kylescheurmann.com

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    Order on Feb. 5 and get a free cassette copy of our Warble EP!

    Treat Yo'self to a brand new "Bubblegum Pink" limited edition LP filled to the brim with some of the most innovative music coming out of the Prairie Mountain Health Region, and get a 12"x12" handprinted, numbered linocut print to boot.

    Cut and printed by our very own Eric Roberts, this limited run features the single art for each track on the album, thought by some to be inspired by the songs themselves. :o

    Album cover painting by Kyle Scheurmann - kylescheurmann.com

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    Bubblegum Pink in colour, hard rubber vinyl in substance. Complete with beautiful cover art by Kyle Scheurmann, a slick write-up on the back, some photos here and there, a full colour inner sleeve with lyrics and stuff... Dive right in and immerse yourself in the limited edition Slow Spirit experience for only $25 CAD.

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    Some people prefer black vinyl, and we can't blame you, it's classy AF. This option is for you, limited edition eat my shorts.

    The black vinyl still comes in a beautiful full colour jacket with liner notes, and a full colour inner sleeve complete with more art and lyrics.

    However, if you fancy a numbered linocut poster and linocut tote bag, you'll have to go with the pink vinyl. A good many people claim it sounds exactly the same.

    Album cover painting by Kyle Scheurmann - kylescheurmann.com

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1.
Falling asleep on a train by the sea on the window side on a new moon night, Is that the kind of nowhere you are? In the wind, in the dust Riding freeways in a chariot. This is a tempest in a teacup and no one is looking for us. Drifting awake in an aeroplane Crossing a dateline, Changing our minds, changing our minds. Changing our minds. Is that the kind of nowhere you are? Nowhere no one knows where to find you.
2.
Moonflower 03:47
Moonflower you don't see the sun Moonflower you don't need anyone Oh but you're beautiful rising out of a black lake With silver fishes and their midnight blue wakes Moonflower you are no morning glory You know thyself and wrote a different story Oh, but you're something else entirely By your own devising you set yourself free Nobody knows but you You're on your own time Yes you're going to bloom Open to the night sky Open to the night sky I bloom Nobody knows but you You're on your own time Yes you're going to bloom Open to the night sky Open to the night sky
3.
Woman 03:20
I wish that I were a bear in her den when the cold comes in Get my dreaming done Get my dreaming done All at once Get my dreaming done I wish that I were a blanket when the cold comes in I'd cover you and carry you through the dark I'd cover you and carry you through the dark What I could be is a woman What I would be is a woman I wish that I were a monarch butterfly when the cold arrives My wings would carry me to the sun I could go back to where I came from I wish that I were a red torch I wish that I were a white horse You could take me in either hand You'd become a revolutionary man What I could be is a woman What I can be is a woman What I can be is a woman What I can be is a woman I wish that I were a bear in her den Get my dreaming done
4.
Hard Season 03:14
Here comes the king The king of golden boy city Moving like a dancer through the scene His heart is a legend, but his eye is a deadened Winter got the best of him again Ooo it's a hard hard season Ooo for the living Ooo it's a hard hard scene Ooo I've seen him shining like a dream Bursting at the seams of his face Now in the dark with not so much a spark Bitter wind left a mark on his face Ooo it's a hard hard season Ooo for the living Ooo it's a hard hard scene Ooo
5.
When I see it When I see it in my dreams I believe it I believe in anything In a shadow In sketchy symbology In a star sign In tea leaf prophecy I'm unsettled I'm blowing in the breeze And my convictions are coming in from the trees A tree, a tree I wish I could be the Rooted deep, deep, deeper than I've ever been Ah me, ah me, believing in what I see Free to fly and wondering where I should be When I see it When I see it in my dreams I believe it I believe in anything A tree, a tree I wish I could be the Rooted deep, deep, deeper than I've ever been Ah me, ah me, believing in what I see Free to fly and wondering where I should be
6.
Snow fell all day Without making a sound I stayed inside Didn't dream going out I've seen it like this before Every year around now Without even a whisper Without the slightest sound Everything sinks under a pure white cover Every angle dissolves in a heap Every field lays bare as a page in the notebook of someone with nothing to say To say To say
7.
Gone Gone 03:31
Gone gone going on and off again Dream desire misfiring in your head Got got a big feeling in your chest And you're long gone sailing off the deep end Your song bird in her golden cage, she'd prefer the blue You keep her tucked away then you need a talking to Listen listen to her crying as you stare into space Find the key set the both of you free and flying out of this place Whatever makes you happy Whatever keeps you sane Whatever you hear calling your name Strange strange feeling that change in weather Like watching rain storms moving across the desert So call call call off your bloodhounds Out there hunting for something you know you've already found Song bird over head circling in the sun You are one of those she would never abandon Dream dream desire loaded like a gun Don't take your eyes off of it, don't hurt anyone Whatever makes you happy Whatever keeps you sane Whatever you hear calling your name Whatever makes you happy Whatever keeps you sane Whatever you hear calling your name
8.
That'll Do 00:55
9.
Like a snow pile melting in the blinding raw sun Spring brings colourful states of disintegration Time to shake off all of that winter sleep Time to wake up into those dreams you're keeping Tears fall like water running off the roof And the mourning dove comes back to cry with you Sometimes you know you're turning into someone new But it's not easy to break through your cocoon Cocoon The heart breaks just like ice on a lake No part of it can remain unchanged When spring comes in craving transformation When spring comes in things start their changing Tears fall like water running off the roof And the mourning dove comes back to cry with you Sometimes you know you're turning into someone new But it's not easy to break through your cocoon Cocoon Cocoon
10.
Ça Suffit 01:07
11.
Going slowly, thinking mostly in lazy winding circles My body is an island softly drifting into the blue What does it all mean to you Lay down beside me and tell the truth Meet me in the silence breathing beautiful absolutes What do we know about right and wrong What do we know about the ways of the weather I don't know much about where I belong But I know it feels good to be together Good to be together Good to be together What do we know about right and wrong What do we know about the ways of the weather I don't know much about where I belong But I know it feels good to be together What do we know about right and wrong What do we know about the ways of the weather I don't know much about where I belong But I know it feels good to be together Good to be together Good to be together Good to be together Good to be together
12.
With only a few words He can open a window In my mind where I was blind before On a piece of paper Or invisibly on air Where I felt but couldn't find something there Without even knowing my first name Without ever having met before He knows my soul and knocks sweetly on the door With only a few words in a row With a simple symbol

about

Nowhere No One Knows Where to Find You begins with its eponymous song, amidst a frenzy of uneasy strings as singer-bassist Natalie Bohrn meditates on her transient lives as a touring artist.

As the tempest unfurls upward, heavy with the feeling of falling apart, Bohrn’s spectral voice conjures the blurring of time and space as her lyrics explore her relationship to place, the tyranny of distance, and the ways motion can charge a body and mind to disintegrate and transform. Those themes float through Nowhere No One Knows Where to Find You, revealed cryptically in fragments over singular, intricate arrangements that marry the earthiness of folk, the blissful wash of dream-pop, and the freedom of jazz. It’s with a heavy tone that Slow Spirit opens their third record—an artwork dense with tension as taut as the nerves and sinew that grant us touch and set us to movement.

In the winter of 2018/19, Bohrn moved with Eric Roberts, whose serpentine guitar work drives the melodic heart of these songs, to Riding Mountain, on the edge of Manitoba’s southernmost National Park. This was the fertile ground, in spite of—or more likely because of—the desolate prairie winter, where the songs that comprise Nowhere No One Knows Where to Find You sprang from and were recorded. The region is radically lush, a far cry from outsider perspectives of Manitoban flatness, home to a dazzling array of wildlife. Out in the woods, surrounded by flora that has seen little intrusion from humans over the past century, Bohrn and Roberts witnessed the complex unfolding of seasons, finding peace in their new home and co-existing with its longtime residents, like the bears who would wander into their yard.

Nowhere No One Knows Where to Find You navigates our eternally changing relationship to environment—one that finds tension and tranquility in equal measure, shifting from one feeling to the other. “Sketchy Symbology” embraces the latter, following the crunch of boots on packed snow with Bohrn’s unadorned vocals, eventually blossoming into a reverb-laden drift, and finally, a loose, wonder-evoking improvisational interlude. Bohrn laments her tendency toward believing in everything—to see each small thing as a sign from the universe—while desiring to embody the deep-rootedness of trees. “States of Disintegration” is jarring, sometimes bordering on abrasive as it explores the inevitability and pain of metamorphosis that time inflicts with its seasons. But comfort comes in the soulful rise of the album’s climax, “To Be Together,” as Bohrn seems to make her peace with the temporal nature of things and foreground what’s truly important: “I don’t know much about where I belong,” she sings. “But I know it feels good to be together.” As the song drifts away, its replaced by a stark, poignant piano coda that recalls the heartbreaking scores of Charlie Kaufman’s most touching films.

Propelled by Justin Alcock’s expressive and incisive drumming—punchy and explosive at times, gentle and elaborate at others—Slow Spirit’s newest work represents monumental artistic growth even for a band whose most recent offering, 2018’s Idle, pushed the boundaries of their sound. Featuring behind-the-boards and on-the-floor contributions from fellow celebrated Manitoban musicians Matt Peters (Royal Canoe) and Matt Schellenberg (Begonia), Nowhere No One Knows Where to Find You is all sonic connective tissue, binding together the transformations that link us, the ones we can’t hold back. It’s a record that encourages listeners to ask themselves: “As the seasons turn, how will I turn gracefully alongside them?”

- Matthew Williams

credits

released May 8, 2020

Songs by Natalie Bohrn & Eric Roberts
Produced and Recorded by Eric Roberts & Natalie Bohrn
Additional Production and Recording by Deadmen
Mixed by Matt Peters with Matt Schellenberg
Mastered by Philip Shaw Bova
Cover Painting by Kyle Scheurmann

Performances by Natalie Bohrn, Eric Roberts, Justin Alcock, Matt Peters, Matt Schellenberg, and Julian Beutel

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Slow Spirit Winnipeg, Manitoba

Winnipeg and Onanole-based Slow Spirit have been fashioning sensitive, folk-tinged indie rock around the soul-searching songwriting of Natalie Bohrn and Eric Roberts since 2013, shortly after they met at music school. They often experiment with expansive arrangements that borrow sound baths and noise freak-outs from post-rock, meditative pulsing energy and high-rising melodic arcs from jazz. ... more

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