Aether (4 albums)

by HUMANWINE

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HUMANWINE presents their latest and most ambitious release to date, Aether. Aether is terra, aqua, aer, & ignis - 4 albums based on the 4 classical elements of Alchemy. The entire project spanned just 8 months in which Holly Brewer and Matthew McNiss composed, recorded, produced and mastered 40 songs and created a 60 pg full colour companion artbook called codex. Both Aether and Codex were released through NRR on the 1st of May 2016.

HUMANWINE - æther Tracklist

aether-terra
01 Bismuth
02 Depmos
03 Fallow
04 Potash
05 King's Yellow
06 Root
07 One
08 Till
09 Wise Man's Eyes On
10 Prey for us

aether-aqua
11 Submerge
12 Current
13 Gyre
14 Silt
15 Hoarfrost
16 Rime Ice
17 Pawn To Queen
18 Mirrored
19 Kill a Stone
20 Trine

aether-aer
21 White lead
22 Allegiance
23 Noctum
24 Levity
25 Drift
26 Beholden
27 Amygdala
28 Nomad
29 Abyss
30 Wake

aether-ignis
31 Core
32 Soot
33 Zero Gravity
34 Intent
35 Mask
36 R.A.C.K.
37 Corona
38 Flowers of Sulphur
39 Huirs
40 Groundswell


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released May 1, 2016

Written, Performed, Engineered, Mixed & Produced by Holly Brewer & Matthew McNiss (HUMANWINE)

Mastered by Dan Richardson with HUMANWINE Up in the Basement

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"HUMANWINE is music that dances between raindrops, sending up green shoots between the broken cobblestones of folk, punk, and open revolt. It is a soundtrack to broken rules and mutant genres, evoking a world that skips over the Age of Oil and all its cruelties, stitching together a patchwork of past and future, a do-it-yourself apocalypse that is strangely utopian."
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Track Name: terra: Bismuth
See our veins
Rushing blur
Wish a slither round a coffin keeper

Faraday
Sound Blood
We ain’t leaving till we’re covered in mud

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare

Fade away
No luck
We’re a couple of unstoppable fox

Disobey
Discuss
Send an army if you want to stop us 

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
we’re playin' inside of a Nightmare

Sip the Flame
Outright
Writ of right
We’re dining in a cave tonight

Break a pace
Freestyle 
Will a magnet on the face of all in single file

Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare


Alleyway
Scrape by 
Tongue tied take the time to see third eye to eye


Keep takin' up my heart, love
Keep lockin' up my stare
Keep takin' up my heart, love
We’re playin' inside of a Nightmare
Track Name: terra: Depmos
Pichete was walking in the woods at night and found to her excitement no one was in sight with nobody watching
she jumped in the Amu Lake deep into the Amu lake to tell her secret.

{Secret}
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'ng gaddaleko næro
'oo'ng gaddaleko taule
oo'don taule

And Pichete wasn’t the first one to do this
There were many others waiting in the Amu Lake
The too on a full moon
went into the forest
Deep into the Amu Lake
to tell their secret

{Secret}

Pichete was walking in the woods at night and found to her excitement no one was in sight with nobody watching
she jumped in the Amu Lake deep into the Amu lake to tell her secret.

{Secret}
Track Name: terra: Fallow
We sailed our seed around the world
We left our fortunes underwater
Reduced to bone and gold
Our stories left without a Mother

Who my Deity?
You my Deity?
ALL ONE!

We sailed our seed around the world
We left our fortunes underwater
And though the fire scorched the Earth
our blood amends the fields lain fallow

Who my Deity?
You my Deity?
ALL ONE!
Track Name: terra: Potash
(none)
Track Name: terra: King's Yellow
رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic

we never getta break,
we never getta break from this
you’ll never get away,
you’ll never get away with IT

رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic

we never getta break,
we never getta break from this
you’ll never get away,
you’ll never get away with IT

tiny hands and tiny feet
bring you all your pretty things

Calling All the Wolves!
Come to our Aid!
Hear our Cries!

tiny hands and tiny feet
bring you all your pretty things

WE NEVER GET A BREAK
we never getta break from this
YOU’LL NEVER GET AWAY,
you’ll never get away with it

رهج الغار
sing a song of
Auripigmentum
رهج الغار
Feed the King
what we prepared
رهج الغار
sing a song of
sandaracha mother
رهج الغار
Feed the King
white arsenic
Track Name: terra: Root
The weight of our heads on our shoulders a magnetic pull towards grace
Flesh shedding blood on its way - a boneyard of retro display
And the bruised hunks of skin no longer moved by the wind
lead to X marks the spot

Crow collect the toll from these time eaten frames
Mixing dust with dust while cawing new names
Kin on a tightrope hum a 'carpe diem' tune
I've paid the murder and they brought me to you

At this time I stand before you with no regrets
I burnt this map of memories - yes
Pointing to X marks the spot
I have all I want at X marks the spot
Track Name: terra: One
We are all stars
We’re wearing human beings
Our stellar scars
Show we are all siblings!

We’re from the stars
There is no need for war
We bleed the same
There is no time for hate!
Track Name: terra: Till
these seeds become trees
Track Name: terra: Wise Man's Eyes On
{NotMe}
There are 2 tons of reason
for this spoiling lump on my back
A thoughtless collage of trash
that just falls into place


{yeryerown}
This poisonous oxide
is endless
stupendous
A side effect nation
of reckless consumption
There’s barely a moment
one couldn’t compare
today
to histories
killing of truth
Living off of nothing
but the fear of proof

Its this well rooted notion
of standstill motion and hate
where cattle just heard and graze
and accept all as fate

{NotMe}
Wait there’s more!
Let them vote
They’ve been schooled
They’ve been broke
As empty as they are
is as full as we
Time is too fleeting for generosity
We’re living off a slavery
our free cannot see

----------------------------------
{yeryerown}
In the end
there’s no need
for these things in the end
----------------------------------

{NotMe}
They recharge and discharge
like all good batteries
When fit into place these cogs
just want to appease
On your knees!
Feed my thrown
made of fear
that we’ve grown
Complacence is profit
and thought is disease
Co Inc Sells freedumb
by the hand of its thieves
Pills become slaviors
when the town’s on their knees

----------------------------------
{yeryerown}
In the end
there’s no need
for these things
in the end
----------------------------------
Track Name: terra: Prey for Us
When the leaves
fall from the trees
Red and Gold
blanket the ground
Tiptoe softly
out in the woods
Me and coyote
won’t make a sound
We’re looking for a reason
to be loud
Following the footprints
in the ground

On guard!
Keep the wind at your back
On guard!
Prepare for an attack
On guard!
Sleep in the rain
On guard!
Track Name: aqua: Submerge
Alive alive
we are

Why don’t we
go down to where the river
bends a knee?
A found forever in an
aqua seed a rusted relic
from a far away gone dream

Alive alive
we are


We're splashing
into the surface
of what we can see
So let’s go deeper
and we’ll be just be
It is a dream and we can
breathe beneath the water

Alive alive
we are
Track Name: aqua: Current
Yemaya
Lya mi
Mother
washes
A waking solace

Sound the call of possibility again
and far be your reaches
past the beaches of the sane
to where
stranglings sing out songs
that can not be named
and the farthest we can go
is where we've ever been!

Visite me
sob o mar
Ou les incendies
sont en feu
Far beneath the waves
is this place!
Track Name: aqua: Gyre
Five liquid houses
are our home
Where ‘er our calling
‘round whispering globe

Tell me - Tell me what you see
Come on - Show me
Show me where you’ve been
I want to be where
where water is clean
and the tide rises up
to dance with me

echo echo

Show me show me
what you see
skimming the surface
debris debris debris

How?!
And When we take
it back
A floating Mass
of blasted plastic
They’re are 8 continents
if you
count
our
trash

echo echo

Five liquid houses
are our home

Where ‘er our calling
‘round whispering globe

Tell me - Tell me what you see
Come on - Show me
Show me where you’ve been
I want to be where
where water is clean
and the tide rises up
to dance with me
Track Name: aqua: Silt
You are a kin
to where I’ve ever known

Is there a word for
consanguinity of souls?

I feel as though that
would apply to you and I
bathing in the waters
of all life

Entire breath
adept ebb and flow
Perfected lush provender
afterglow
Elan vital -
a continuity
of what simply comes
so naturally
Track Name: aqua: Hoarfrost
Holding on to the ice
Holding on for Yoooooouurrr life
Holding on to what’s left of a fantasy
Holding on to the ice
Holding on for Yoooooouurrr life
Holding on to what’s left of a fantasy

Fear is all about
Look around you’ll see it
Fear is only an illuuuuuuuusssssssioooon

Holding on to the ice
holding on for yoooooouuuurrrrr life
Holding on to what’s left of your sanityyyyyyyyyyyyy

Fear is all about
Look around you’ll see it
Fear is only an illuuuuuuuusssssssioooon

Disguised as Doubt
Disguised as Rage
Disguised as Sadness
Disguised as Shame
Track Name: aqua: Rime Ice
(none)
Track Name: aqua: Pawn to Queen
I see you fancy the dancing 
You’re dancing around 
what you know is the truth
Yes

You’re spinning and whirling
Your world is unfurling
You used to be fighting 
for what you believe

You’re too good to give up
You’re not going out like this 
'hard life' and 'you are doomed'

You say we are pawns
in this chess
bored of life
We all know what
happens when
they reach
the other side

We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side

Fall on your face
and you’ll hear
angels sing!

We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side
We are going to
the other side

Fall on your face
and you’ll hear
angels sing!
Track Name: aqua: Mirrored
See the water and call it water
Hear the air and call it air
Taste the earth and call it earth
Smell the fire and call it fire
Touch the divine and know it is you

You are stronger than your chains

One who says there is
a power much greater than yourself
of which you are separate from;
seeks to isolate you from your own
indivisibility - to insure your reliance on
an exterior structured existence
that does not serve your progress and
states exactly the opposite of the truth

The body's senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch
can be useful allies yet dangerous masters
when navigating a physical presence in a multidimensional realm
and our realm is just that

See the water and call it water
Hear the air and call it air
Taste the earth and call it earth
Smell the fire and call it fire
Touch the divine and know it is you

You are stronger than your chains
Track Name: aqua: Kill A Stone
I knew a fish
who cried more than she meant it
She met an awful fate
and spoke in tonic accents

Her friends told her BEWARE
still she didn’t give a care
One fathom at a time
toward the feigned abundant

Her heart was hard to please
It was some kind of disease
We found her body there
beneath the Dragon Market

Who fears a face
so bravely painted
one long day
tintown the inner harvest

Kill a stone
and who’ll be near?
One call for the
girl who sang at the Dragon Market!

Seed in a far away home
all array of one!
I knew a fish
of all who are
dreaming

When I found you
I stand screaming,
“I knew a fish
of all who are
dreaming!”
Track Name: aqua: Trine
(none)
Track Name: aer: White Lead
The lead is placed in a vessel
within a vessel filled with vinegar
Another vessel filled with sugar, water and yeast is placed in a room
The room is closed so the action can happen
It takes weeks
Replace the vinegar every 29 days
Replace the yeast compound when the water stops bubbling
The yeast is dead

The white lead hand held the raven and the Raven held the key

The combined action of the acetic acid vapors,
heat and carbon dioxide from the yeast consuming the sugar
and water vapor in the air
slowly transforms the lead into basic lead carbonate
The white powder breaks off in sheets
and is scraped from the remaining lead
Replace the yeast compound when the water stops bubbling
The yeast is dead
Repeat this process until the lead completely dissolves
into white powder

Fall off away

In a larger vessel place the coarse white powder,
a mixing medium - such as rocks and water
Stir this mixture for several hours and strain

Shed the layers of you
Shed the layers of you - you are trapped by

What subsides to the bottom of the vessel is ceruse
It’s dried, mixed with oil and ready for you to use

One is all is all
is one is all
Shed the layers of you
Shed the Layers of You

The white lead hand held the raven and the Raven held the key

Lead changes the shape of the protein molecule
so that it cannot perform its task
Lead accumulates in the body
which makes it difficult to ascertain which levels are safe
because the answer is;
none

Lead can be found in
Ceramics, paints, Soil, lipstick, mascara, rouge, blush,
hair dye, foundation, cream, water pipes, food cans,
crystal glassware, car batteries, solder, gasoline,
insecticides, pewter, stained glass windows, vinyl co...
Track Name: aer: Allegiance
Air don’t care
what nation’s flags
it waves all banners
just the same

The air don’t care
whose mouth it feeds
it fills the lungs
of enemies
and families
the same

We’re all kin

Air don’t see
your territories or
properties or
lines of man

Air don’t care
what breath it serves
will be your last
or be your first
out at death
and in at birth

We’re all kin

The air don’t care for
the troubles of man

Air will bring you
xylyl bromide
lead and carbon monoxide

Air will bring you
supernovas
breath of ancients
flowing through us

Air will bring you
churning vortices
decaying autumn breeze
petrichor and memories

We’re all kin

The air don’t care for
the troubles of man
Track Name: aer: Noctum
noctum
nåede
Track Name: aer: Levity
How you feel when you look up here?
How I feel when I look below
My Heart open
I Feel a waking up
Feel a waking up all love
all love

Tears to lay on a falling star
Year of a morning filled with love
Track Name: aer: Beholden
(none)
Track Name: aer: Amygdala
(none)
Track Name: aer: Nomad
(none)
Track Name: aer: Wake
(none)
Track Name: ignis: Core
Mom is in the corner
slumped
a cigarette burning
Dad is on the couch
asleep
watching the TV

Gotta get some food
in this house
Gotta turn on the heat
I’ll be turning 10
tomorrow
The oldest of 3

Someone’s gotta
keep us all alive
It’s up to me
Someone’s gotta
keep us all alive
It’s up to me

I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day

The cold
it bites
the mind
A raging
sadness grows

They say I’m not
capable
I’ve tried to
show them
I’ve tried to
tell them
but they won’t see

I’m doing this on my own
without them
Trust me

you are not alone
you are not alone
you are not alone
you are not alone

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day

Stood outside with a sign
I made
asking the city for
their spare change
I got enough for a
loaf of bread
Started again the next day
after bed

An older girl I met while she
was playing guitar
told me she’d
give me lessons
so I could earn more

It’s been a couple months
I’m getting good
enough to get us on our feet
while Mom is in
the corner drunk
and Dad is on
the couch asleep


I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up
I will not give up

And if I go
you’ve got to stay
we’ll be
together one day
Track Name: ignis: Soot
The salted air is waiting for you
You cover all your sores with perfume
You’re making clothing for your Hollywood Apocalypse

Laughing like the water falling of my back
Laughing like the fire falling of my back
Laughing like the water falling of my back
Laughing like the fire falling of my back

Delusion of comfort!
The illusion of care!

The searing plasma holds your arm
Your other prophets found their way home

What was so night clear in the evening
lost its way
A dry throat aching

You had enough
You had enough
You had enough
holding on

It’s not your trust
Not your trust
you’ve been acting on

Illusion of comfort
or of care
or ability to put your whole being
in another’s hands
They don’t know you
You didn’t care
You didn’t come prepared
You didn’t take the lessons
You didn’t respect the way

It doesn’t mean
it has to be
the end for you
This is a lesson
Track Name: ignis: Zero Gravity
Remember with me

Every layer has its own language
Every language has its own tone
Every layer is its own colour
Every colour its own song

Nn each place
each being and shape
has its own way to say
Every layer is its own story
and the story moves along

Living in rows
Dying in rows
The rose of the world
Look at your garden
what does it grow?
Track Name: ignis: Intent
(none)
Track Name: ignis: Mask
(none)
Track Name: ignis: R.A.C.K.
You got me feeling so red

You
You’ve got
You’ve got me
Feeling
so red

Up above here
Where we feed here
Up above
We’re free here

Up above you
where I feed you
Up above
We’re free Here

Underneath you
where I feed you
Underneath
We’re Free Here

You
You’ve Got
You’ve Got me
Feeling
so

Up above you
where I feed you
up above
We’re free here

Underneath you
where I feed you
Underneath
we’re free here

R.A.C.K. & Fire play
No hard limits
Black sheet gala day
We found a switch
a wild witch
dancing in the stream
of our own blood
We’re on our way
Consent is sexy
Execute the scene
This love from me
Oh hell!
I hope you grade it!

d’thr̃əgə r̃inI xʌdɒ gd’ry ə
di nə si nə
d’thr̃əgə r̃inI xʌdo gd’ry drrə
sɪnə dinə

r̃Inō sir̃ā yü
kI sōl sidā kōl
Track Name: ignis: Corona
(none)
Track Name: ignis: Flowers of Sulphur
The seeds of oppression
are woven in the quilts
of our ancestors

Behold your oppressor
looks bigger
when you’re lying on the ground
looking up at them

Dethrone your oppressor
who is bigger when you’re lying on the ground
They’re looking down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!

The seeds of oppression are
woven in the quilt
of our ancestors

They passed ‘em down

Go on, go on, get up, get up!
Up off your knees!
Go on, go on, get up, get up
And face your fear!


excerpt from Mario Savio’s speech on the steps of Sprout Hall (UC Berkeley) 2 December 1964:
“There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part! You can't even passively take part! And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels…upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!”

fun fact: this was the speech that inspired us to design our “wrench in the Works” symbol in 2000.
Track Name: ignis: Groundswell
Love finds sustenance where it can
fruit grow on trees of humble lands

Thena Grata san a hada di neera
Veena sorra sana hodagr’ee -e -e va
Thena Grata san a heena
Vee’rie yadda hodah kee-re eh
Hah 

seer’ee on a yarra he rah
Veeer’ee yana dorra lanna qui rae ah 
Seer’ee on a ya rra a he ra
Veer’ee dorra lanna qi de’
vee ‘ree sonna r’a nahvee ‘ree sonna r’a nahseeree on a yarra a’he rah
Veeeree dorra llanna qi dee e ra 
seeree on a yarra a’he rah
Veeeree dohr’ah yanna qi di r'ah


Love finds sustenance where it can 
fruit grow on trees of humble lands

Thena Grata san a hada di neera
Veena sorra sana hodagr’ee -e -e va
Thena Grata san a heena
Veenie yadda hodah kee-r eh
Hah 

seeree on a yarra he rah
Veeer’ee yana dorra lanna qui rae ah 
seeree on a yarra he rah
Veeeree yanna dohnah keeyr'ah
Seeree on a ya rra a he ra

Veeree dorra lanna qi di r’ah

Vee ’REE sonna rraaHHHHHH!