A Spoonful of Voices

by Alien Skin

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electroniclady such an adorable set & some of the best written, imho, songs of Alien Skin. The story telling and melodies on the ep are astonishing, i love Deity's voice as well. every song is thoroughly worth the ep alone. No Life on Mars is a stunning if somewhat disturbing 10 line poem. 10/10 Favorite track: No Life on Mars.
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Genevieve So evocative in its lyrical, story telling method and such beautiful melodies. George & Deity's voices weld so wonderfully together throughout the album and her solo performances are gorgeous Favorite track: The Volunteer.
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'A Spoonful of Voices' is a collection of songs originating from the Winter on Mars album recording sessions of 2015. All songs, aside from track 1, being an early arrangement, do not appear on the album. After re-tweaking the original mixes these 6 titles appear together for the first time; a half album I like to think of it as. I could not have produced this recording without the ethereal, delightful voice of Deity who also appears on the Winter on Mars album. ~gp

CD version, only from Kumaki, New York, includes the bonus single, The Wicker Man.

MEDIA REVIEWS:

1. STEREO STICKMAN "...the music takes control of the room within which it plays, weaving these thoughtful pools of reflection around you, and fusing them with some of the most considerate, poetic, and provocative lyrics to date."

"...you can count on Alien Skin almost unquestionably to provoke certain patterns of thinking that fall far from those of the average person on any average day, and to do so in the most unusually beautiful manner." read the full review here-
stereostickman.com/reviews/alien-skin-a-spoonful-of-voices

2. SLEEPING BAG STUDIOS “The Wishing Well” is S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G people. George has selected well when it came to this collaboration with Deity – she’s an absolutely incredible singer…when she heads into the chorus of “The Wishing Well” I just about died and went to wherever it is we go next…it’s just mind-blowingly incredible."

“The Volunteer” is pretty much ALL-hook from the music to the vocals. …it’s GORGEOUS…mysterious, melodic, haunting, beautiful, oddly-uplifting…it’s all of these things and more & a truly fantastic song all-around. This is art. A fantastic tune. Assisted by the stunning vocals of Deity, she adds a completely amazing & exotic texture to the entire sound of this song and really complements what George has already got goin’ on, which is excellent as well.

"...I really do think you have to admire just how much the label of art applies to Alien Skin as music does – it’s tracks like “Privileged Girl” that prove that to be true. From the imagery in the lyricism & story it tells, to the way the song continually develops and evolves the vocal melody, which is always enticing to listen to, but really finds its own peak deep into the song around the 2:10 mark as the song transitions into an incredible bridge."

"...hauntingly poetic & poignant…another trip into the universe of sound that Alien Skin thrives in that’s been highly inventive, creative, artistic, and thoroughly satisfying to listen to on multiple levels, as expected." read the full review here-
sleepingbagstudios.ca/alien-skin-a-spoonful-of-voices
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released March 27, 2018

All songs by G Pappas, Produced by Alien Skin, guest vocals: Deity.

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Alien Skin is veteran 'Real Life' keyboardist George Pappas. From the million seller SEND ME AN ANGEL in the '80s to cinematic atmosphere today - sharing the musical sensibilities of Gore/Wilder version Depeche Mode, David Bowie & all things sensuously mysterious & emotive. For those who enjoy the beautiful, the surreal & dark romanticism in electronic music, this is home.... ... more

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Track Name: Winter on Mars [draft mix]
winters on mars are very cold
i want to take you let me take you
to my winter on mars
my winter on mars
inside my head there's a room just for you
i want to take you let me take you
to my winter on mars
my winter on mars
alienation and isolation
why don't you come up and press
your face on my window sometime
opposite poles attract and resist
i want to bring you let me bring you
to my winter on mars
my winter on mars
alienation and isolation
why don't you come up and press
your face on my window sometime
even on mars i still have hope
i'll see you one day
even on mars i still have hope
i will see you one day
alienation, isolation
why don't you come up and press
your face on my window sometime
alienation, my isolation
why don't you come up sometime
and make me believe that you're here
Track Name: The Volunteer
she watches the rain from inside
and curses the rain from inside
she works as a volunteer at the shelter
for people who hide from weather
i don't think it's strange
i don't think it's strange
it's just their way
she drinks from her constant teacup
and talks to her constant teacup
only sometimes someone else gets a word in
as she's consulting with her tea leaves
i don't think it's strange
i don't think it's strange
it's just her way
sometimes she doesn't come down for days
struggling with going from phase to phase
sometimes she doesn't come down for days
you don't need to make excuses
it's just her way
she waits for her bus to come by
her plain white bus to come by
she smiles at the driver who as a kind smile
he's a volunteer with a kind smile
and nothing is strange
nothing is strange
it's just their way
she listens to the 'blurred crusade' again
she listens to the 'blurred crusade' again
again, again
sometimes she doesn't come down for days
struggling with going from phase to phase
sometimes she doesn't come down for days
you don't need to make excuses
you don't need to make excuses
it's just her way, just her way
Track Name: Every Colour on My Palette
I want to paint a landscape I want to use every colour on my palette
I want to paint your portrait I want to use every colour on my palette
To capture all your moods to capture all your passions
Like I've seen a thousand times before
Like I've seen a thousand times before
I want to mix my colours I want them all to be anything but perfect
I want to mix my brush strokes I want them all to be anything but perfect
To capture all my moods to capture all my passions
Like you've seen a thousand times before
Like you've seen a thousand times before
There are purple suns I paint on your eyes
And my canvas is skin and I pick at the sores
Till the blood runs clean
I want to paint this moment I want to freeze all our memories here forever
To capture all these moods to capture all these passions
Like I've seen a thousand times before
Like we've seen a thousand times before
Track Name: Privileged Girl
the first time i saw her house
it left me quite undone
she had gardens full of lakes and
the lakes were full of gardens
the first time i walked inside
i had to remove my hat
she had a doorman for her door
and another to collect my hat
yes she was a privileged girl
yes she was a privileged girl
everyday was summer
everyday was summer for her
the first time i saw her room
'twas like a department store
there was little left to desire
there was little left to want
yes she was a privileged girl
yes she was a privileged girl
everyday was summer
everyday was summer
the first time we were alone
i felt this quaint unease
a fragment in a foreign world
a foreign world of disquiet unease
yes she was a privileged girl
yes she was a privileged girl
everyday was summer
everyday was summer for her
Track Name: The Wishing Well
there's sun and there's sky
and there's air but there's nothing to do
there's rivers and hills
and there's field but they're boring to you
and there's a wishing well if you wish to drown
standing up
but i don't recommend it, it's not that deep
there's life and there's death
and there's nothing between them for you
there' future and past and there's hope
but that's boring for you
and there's a wishing well if you wish to drown
standing up
i wouldn't recommend it, it's not that deep
i have a pocketful of pennies for the wishing well
at the end of my garden
i have a pocketful of pennies for the wishing well
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
i have a pocketful of pennies for the wishing well
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
at the end of my garden
at the end of my
Track Name: No Life on Mars
there's a room
behind the wall
my own secret
my hidden place
where i feel protected
from the human race
but i can't stay here
this won't last
there's no love on earth here
and no life on mars

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