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Albion

by Johanna Glaza

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Albion 08:13
We heard the voice of slumberous Albion, and thus he spake, Idolatrous to his own Shadow words of eternity uttering:  O I am nothing when I enter into judgment with thee!  If thou withhold thine hand; I perish like a fallen leaf: O I am nothing: and to nothing must return again:  If thou withdraw thy breath. Behold I am oblivion.  He ceasd: the shadowy voice was silent:  but the cloud hoverd over their heads  In golden wreathes, the sorrow of Man; & the balmy drops fell down.  And lo! that son of Man that Shadowy Spirit of mild Albion: Luvah descended from the cloud; in terror Albion rose:  Indignant rose the awful Man, & turnd his back on Vala.  We heard the voice of Albion starting from his sleep:  Whence is this voice crying Enion! that soundeth in my ears?  O cruel pity! O dark deceit! can love seek for dominion? Dominion... And Luvah strove to gain dominion over Albion  They strove together above the Body where Vala was inclosd  And the dark Body of Albion left prostrate upon the crystal pavement,  Coverd with boils from head to foot: the terrible smitings of Luvah. Then frownd the fallen Man, and put forth Luvah from his presence Saying. Go and Die the Death of Man, for Vala the sweet wanderer.  I will turn the volutions of your ears outward, and bend your nostrils  Downward, and your fluxile eyes englob'd roll round in fear:  Your withring lips and tongue shrink up into a narrow circle,  Till into narrow forms you creep: go take your fiery way: And learn what tis to absorb the Man you Spirits of Pity & Love.  Love love... love love... They heard the voice and fled swift as the winters setting sun.  And now the human blood foamd high, the Spirits Luvah & Vala,  Went down the Human Heart where Paradise & its joys abounded,  In jealous fears & fury & rage, & flames roll round their fervid feet: And the vast form of Nature like a serpent playd before them  And as they fled in folding fires & thunders of the deep:     Vala shrunk in like the dark sea that leaves its slimy banks.  And from her bosom Luvah fell far as the east and west.  And the vast form of Nature like a serpent rolld between, Whether of Jerusalems or Valas ruins congenerated, we know not:  All is confusion: all is tumult, & we alone are escaped. 
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Isabella 03:37
Oh Isabella how I am tired, Tired of dying again In the garden under apple trees You have buried me hundred times And love stories sometimes they are happy You don't have to be so dramatic Let us hide, hide in the garden Monsters that we've got inside Will not find us here today Oh Isabella Oh Isabella Can't you think of some other game Ooooooooooooooooooo... Please no more... Happy birthday Isabella Isabella Isabella We don't want to Die again
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Broken Ray 02:35
Like a broken ray of sun Upon my chest, upon my chest Lies your path You walk away The wound in the sky Never heals, never heals And where your heart used to be Lies a stone Lies a stone Upon the hill

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released December 14, 2018

Piano, keys, lungs - Johanna Glaza
Tape manipulations, atmospherics, radiophonics, beats - Ed Deegan


All songs written by Johanna Glaza
Produced and mixed by Ed Deegan
Recorded to tape at Gizzard Studios London

Design by Egle Limantaite
Photography by Willie Nash

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Johanna Glaza London, UK

Johanna Glaza is an independent London-based artist writing long baroque folk songs with an avant-garde twist. With her bewitching voice and engaging melodies Johanna is a unique and captivating performer whose songs seethe with character and mystery.

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