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josiah.
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josiah. This is such a perfect blend of genre and voices. in love in love Favorite track: Hounds of Heaven.
Melvin
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Melvin healing by overcoming the void and becoming it actually. Favorite track: Hounds of Heaven.
Mark Doubt
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Mark Doubt A friend I played this for called it "witchy shoegaze" which I suppose is pretty accurate. I love the spaced out droney bits, and the ethereal vocals. Favorite track: Hounds of Heaven.
dusty
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dusty these two are an absolutely perfect sonic combination and orbweaving is the best example of it. a sublime 12 minutes of your life. Favorite track: Orbweaving.
JuDSun DeRouen
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JuDSun DeRouen Distorted guitars underneath the floating vocals sounds like heaven. Favorite track: NMP.
Arpad Okay
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Arpad Okay i do see the sunbleached skull glow faintly by the side of the desert road at night, heat still shimmering despite the presence of so much black and stars. i love that i can turn it up and up and the loudness never breaks pops the bubble. incredible heavy music of patient softness. despite the southwest i feel northeast, in a swirlies luxurious bags shoegaze way, and in a breeders shout whisper angel chorus. hits like the first warpaint ep on good pills. velvet and sadly blissed. huge presence. Favorite track: NMP.
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1.
Miss America 03:46
I’m Miss America I’m Miss World I’m all alone There’s no place like home I’m the dog that has to eat I’m the hand that feeds Am I only the things I’ve seen? I want to know What it’s like It’s all mine (It’s all mine) I’m Miss America I’m Miss World I’m all alone There’s no place like home
2.
The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell I know it’s all just a game to you Was it part of the plan? The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell If it’s all just the same to you Would you take my hand? The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell The hounds of heaven run like hell
3.
NMP 07:45
And when I see it And when I’m near it It’s so perfect Not in vain Not in vain I promise to be good I promise to be good I promise not to lie I promise not to lie And when I see it And when I’m near it It’s so perfect No more pain No more pain I promise to be good I promise to be good I promise to be kind I promise to be kind And when I see it And when I’m near it It’s so perfect No more pain No more pain I promise to be good I promise to be good I promise to be kind I promise to be kind
4.
Plague X 04:14
All my life Underground There’s no light There’s no sound All my life I’ve been blind don’t go out back at night I’ve been waiting all my life Fire in the sky Sing of bodies Song of regret Sing of love It’s only death Whitest sand Blackest Sky Brittle bodies Yellow eyes Web of Lies High and dry Don’t go out back at night I’ve been waiting all my life (I’m still here) Sing of bodies Song of regret Sing of love It’s only death Sing of love sing of death give up your body No regrets (I’m still here) Sing of bodies Song of regret Sing of love It’s only death (It’s only death)
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Orbweaving 12:11

about

Madeline Johnston (Midwife) and Angel Diaz (Vyva Melinkolya) became close friends in 2020, regarding each other as a lifeline when things were difficult in their personal lives. This friendship was born from music but quickly became so much more than that. The two met in person in 2021, when Angel came for a recording residency at Madeline’s studio in New Mexico. It was during this session that they wrote and recorded Orbweaving, in the heat of summer in the arid Chihuahuan Desert. 

At night, Angel and Madeline went Herping (a term used by herpetologists to describe looking for snakes and amphibians) along the empty roads near Las Cruces. The asphalt retains heat from the day, and the snakes absorb the warmth by writhing across the pavement. They found rattlesnakes, roadkill, and orb-weaver spiders. 

Orbweaving combines the best parts of Midwife’s Heaven Metal and Vyva Melinkolya’s sentimental, classic shoegaze in a way that distinctively elevates both artists. The record explores themes hopelessness, calling on a higher power, being alone, and the sublime horror of the natural world. Orbweaving seeks to thematically and sonically create a web like structure - a gauze of sorrow and visceral connective thread.

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released May 12, 2023

Engineered by Madeline Johnston
Mastered by Ed Brooks

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