Born Purple


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born - purple - gulping at the air tiny body lying there 
 crying out - reaching for mother’s milk that mammalian design; 
 and mother’s fallen with a fever heart racing desperately her belly bloats with sickness her limbs becoming cold 
 dread sets into her face terror in her eyes looking beyond, seeing shivering burning dying worlds 
 beginning - middle - end 
 and i wonder and i wonder as great sickness descends is there nothing we can do is the story old as mountains? some time before time crept into form; beginning - middle - end


SORBET is a palette-cleansing musical collaboration from producer Chris W Ryan for musicians to write tangentially from their usual process (to keep things fresh and avoid creeping burnout).

Born Purple (feat. Mícheál Keating) releases Aug 2 on Abbreviated Records. Inspired by Tim Hecker, Aphex Twin and Thom Yorke, distorted drums (from a Teenage Engineering OP-Z) swell and crush against muted piano and a simmering falsetto provided by Mícheál Keating (Bleeding Heart Pigeons).

"The imagery in the verse comes from a time I saw a cow die of milk fever - a fatal calcium deficiency she developed trying to provide milk for her newly born calf. We did all we could to save her. She was stretched out on the grass, hyperventilating, slowly dying, as the crows picked out her eyes.”


released August 1, 2019

music by chris w ryan (Robocobra Quartet)
vocals by mícheál keating (Bleeding Heart Pigeons)




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