The Widowed Earth

by Dos Floris

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Andy Iveson Although I've chosen Rivers as my favourite track, quite honestly it could have been any of them. I think this is a superb album from start to finish. As my music collection grows and my tastes widen I am constantly searching for something different, something unique, and I really don't think that I have anything else like this. A remarkable album! Favorite track: Rivers.
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"If tree leaves became voices, synths and pianos at night, it would sound like this as you brushed past " So spoketh 1tweet album reviews.

With impressive genre bending skill The Widowed Earth traverses pop, choral, rock, industrial, techno, chillout and ambient to create the singular sound of Dos Floris. Using electronica with field samples and acoustic instruments The Widowed Earth is a hautingly beautiful cinematic soundscape of an album- think Bjork, Kate Bush, Sigur Ros, Agnes Olsen and The Cocteau Twins.

Released in November 2015 the album was featured prominently in several 'best of 2015' critical round-ups and hailed as one of the best albums of the year by independent record shops, community radio stations and underground blogs.

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released November 5, 2015

Produced, arranged & recorded by Dos Floris.
Mixed by Alex Volpi & Dos Floris. Mastered by Alex Volpi
Special thanks to Alex Volpi for additional recording and production advice.

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Dos Floris Bologna, Italy

A "one woman powerhouse" with "genre defying skills that are not quite of this earth" Dos Floris is an English multi-instumentalist who lives in Bologna, Italy.

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Track Name: Rivers
Rivers, forests seas, lakes and trees
Growing over feet so still
Lovers making love underneath clear skies
Fingers in your ears where will you go?

Living, drumming sun that shines on everyone
Clouds that slowly form and light the sky
I can only love you until I'm here
Then when I go
I don't know

All I want is some room inside
slip me outside of the human eye
Holding on to what I have
Rivers run wild like the human tongue
pushing us forward everyone
holding on to what we can

I could never leave unless you tell me so
But when I go
We wave goodbye, say goodbye
Track Name: Silence
I was watching ideas form in my mind
Memories half formed, reaching for the light
Words falling like rain
Words drifting away
and then silence
Was here beside me, a guard dog for the night
eyes start twitching reaching out for sight
Words falling like rain
Words rot me away
And then silence
was gone
Track Name: All The Kings Horses
All the Kings Horses
And all the kings men
They went off to fight a war
and they never came home again

They fell into a pit and they couldnt get out
Fell into a pit and they couldnt get out

All the Kings horses
And all the Kings men
They went on the longest ride
and were never seen again

Everybody said that they shouldn't have gone
Shouldn't, shouldn't have gone
You shouldn't shouldn't have gone
Track Name: Before You Loved Me
Before you loved me
my world was clear
Before you loved me
There was no one to fear
Before you loved me
I could walk out the door
Before you loved me
There was nowhere to fall

And now the sky, feels too small to hold us
And how the earth moves so
Before you loved me

This
feels
like
Pain
crawling
under
nails

And I will give it back
can't give it back
can't give it back
I'm at sea
Track Name: Water
So did I
Know it all
Before it came
So did life
pass me by and trip me again
And the sand watered me down so
I was light before

And I dreamt I was falling
Couldnt hold your hand no more
And the slow waves
drifting
Oh salt and water
calmed me down
Track Name: The Other Side
In the fading light, between waking and sleep
At the waters edge where moonbeams find the sea
Here you are king and I am queen and we are here together
Tomorrow's dead the past is gone there only is the present
Yes in the fading light, no one needs to crawl
We're on the other side

In a different world, where golden mirrors shine
Click your heels three times and watch the houses fly
We sing tomorrow we shall wake and we shall be
the people that we're meant to be
Not wake up cold and grey
the come down begging for a hit
No in this fading light
Nobody feels the pain

We're on the other side

And we're not coming back
We're not coming back
Again

Coming back as we are
Track Name: That Day
Each blade of grass stood still
That day, that day
When each tree lost it's leaves
We remained, we remained

Hearts did not bloom no more
They were grey, they were grey
As flesh cloaked in mounds of ash
Rotted away, away

How we cried, for what once was ours
That day, that day
How we cried for what once was ours
That day, that day
When all we had and all we lost was gone

When the moon was full
And the light came down
And the soldiers stood there in tattered clothes
With broken hearts
And the world stood by
And watched

Hearts did not bloom no more
They were grey, they were grey
As flesh left in fields of mud
rotted away, away

How we cried for what once was ours
That day, that day
How we cried for what once was ours
That day, that day

When all we had and all we lost
Was gone.
Track Name: The Widowed Earth
As the sun disappears behind
The furthest peak
The earth turns black, so black
As the trees that rippled in the sun
Swim in moonfilled skies
In a light, so old
And silence
leaves me
so cold
so black
As the sun disappears behind the furthest peak
Track Name: Walking In The Night
I hide
In the dark
Beneath the leaves in the dirt
Trembling like a fool
Trembling like a fool
For the hope I had

I couldnt lie
To the light
I had to try
To get it back
But I walk into the arms
Of the hell I make, of the hell I make

Into fire, that rises as I fall
Into darkness, that becomes us
As we strip bear all there is to know
Higher, higher
Fan the flames that bring us further from the light we used to know
And I'll see you
Here in hell.

Have to try
to get it back
Have to try
to get it back

Or I walk into the arms
Of the hell I make
Of the hell I make
Track Name: To The Wolves Part II
I had a dream
The world was light
Staring upon a sea of black
So many lives lost

Oooh ssshhh
Stand on what is light
Stand on what is light

I'll be safe in your arms
I feel safe in your arms