Medusa (Demo)

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My daughter and my son recently travelled to Berlin together. They went to the aquarium and took great pictures of these strange beasts called Medusas. I love these photos. When I was looking for an image to go with this EP (untitled at the time), I stumbled upon them. And my mind connected with the way we and our political leaders behave; we plunder all resources, we swallow everything in our paths, we leave a trail of sadness and destruction. Soon we will have succeeded in being lonely and desolate kings. I recorded this all by myself to give a title to the EP. It has a lot of flaws, it's not really a song even but I felt I had to explore the connection between the fact that we love our children but we might also leave them an empty world. This is not logical and I still don't understand it.

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Medusa

In the deep blue sea
No one else but me
In the deep blue sea
No one else but me
In the deep blue sea
No one else - No one else but me

I’m a Medusa
I just burn all that I touch
I’m a Medusa
I just burn all that I touch
I just burn all that I -
All that I touch…

I’m a Medusa
I just burn all that I touch
I’m a Medusa
I just burn all that I touch
I just burn, burn, burn, all that I touch

In the deep blue sea
No one else but me
In the deep blue sea
No one else but me

credits

from Medusa EP, released September 17, 2019
written by Michael Frei
recorded at home.

The player:
Michael Frei: Vocals, Piano, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, MicroKorg, Roland Compu-Rhythm CR-8000, Laptop, Drums

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Hemlock Smith Lausanne, Switzerland

Hemlock Smith come from Lausanne (Switzerland). Since 2002, they’ve released 6 regular albums with intelligent pop, as well as 2 soundtracks for silent film and 2 collaborations with Noise duo Les Poissons Autistes. Fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Frei, Hemlock Smith's distinctive voice is complemented by the ambient guitar playing of Fred Merk and the delicate piano work of Emilie Roulet. ... more

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