the velvet frequencies

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karrie benoit & g.e. stinson's electronic pop collaboration. lush vocals, luxurious synth pads, glitchy textures, evocative lyrics.

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released March 25, 2016

karrie benoit - vocals
g.e. stinson - laptop, digital artifacts, guitar, effects
music and lyrics by karrie benoit & g.e. stinson

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halfmonk Los Angeles, California

electronic dream pop, luminous vocals, glitchy beats, low end pulses, plush synth textures, lush bass frequencies

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karrie benoit &
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Track Name: waiting for word
tuning in, tuning out, turning time upside down
floating waves, flowing to, distant caves, seeking you
the light from the screen flickers
a coded message cutting through the dark
shadows cling to the corners indifferent to the pulses of my heart
while i'm here waiting for word (repeat)
i'm here waiting for word, waiting for word

we have a static born connection
reaching through the cold and empty space
will there ever be an answer
from a voice that may never have a face
while we're waiting for word, waiting for word (repeat)

fading stars, streaming light, vapor skies, dreamless night
moving sounds, bending tones, chasing lines still unknown
the signal is growing dimmer disconnecting me from what i think is real
bodies bare just a whisper, impervious to everything i feel
i'm here waiting for word, waiting for word (repeat)

straining to discover the momentary meeting of desire
we have an error in transmission
unconscious of whatever may transpire
while we're waiting for word, waiting for word (repeat)

you can view my mind, look into my mind (repeat)

change connection a star in messier
too far to find the reasons,
silence, patience
send a bottle made of memories
reach out into the black tide
get a feeling for the vacuum
my arms will be your life line
reach out don't let us vanish
is there glitch within the wire
a fading apparition
a glimpse of who you are
Track Name: heart in the clouds
together with the thread of love that reaches through
i'm woven into the stained glass light of you
incandescent dreams illuminate the night
touch melts into bliss and we escape from sight

ascending to the blue whisper the vow
you have my heart wrapped in the clouds
and in your eyes it's always now
you have my heart wrapped in the clouds

the murmur of the world surrounds us in a veil
we lose the sense of self so tenuous and frail
breathlessly a kiss will float across the space
so intimate so close so deep the one embrace

ascending to the blue whisper the vow
you have my heart wrapped in the clouds
and in your eyes the sky is now
you have my heart wrapped in the clouds
Track Name: the deepest crush
love has awakened here
ripe and unfolding
the deepest crush is you
shaping the one from two
more than the physical
deeper than spiritual
pour into me the glow
until i overflow
and still i ache ache for you
and still i ache ache
and still i ache ache for you

so deep into the high
and it feels like a never ending luminous sky
naked for every eye and all to see
the tenderness you burn into me

time has no meaning now
we move beyond the boundaries
and deep within your eyes
our secrets synchronize
all that we may believe
more than we can conceive
each moment holds the key
unlocking what will be
and still i ache ache for you
and still i ache ache
and still i ache ache for you

so deep into the high
and it feels like a never ending luminous sky
naked for every eye and all to see
the tenderness you burn into me
Track Name: pieces of another
i see a man in liquid space
i know his name but not his face
a silver portrait on a wall
a blank stare finds me
i feel the past has been erased
all that i've known has been replaced
endless days bare no light
oh the light oh the light
will you still blind me

eye to eye
mind to mind
hand to heart
and time is broken

i wake from night
reach out to a memory
collecting every little thing
those pieces of another
fragments falling all around
with traces of forgotten sound
left with nothing but the strings
and the pieces of another
pieces of another

eye to eye
mind to mind
hand to heart
and time is broken
Track Name: not aloud
Iʼve been a bad bad girl come rescue me
Iʼve gotten into nothing good
Iʼm caught suspended zero gravity
Iʼve gone much deeper than i should

oooohhh

Itʼs been awhile since i could stand myself
Playing pretend to please the crowd
When i began to take my makeup off
He said the truth was not aloud
Supposed to be a light to brighten up the world
So donʼt fall down youʼre just a little girl
Cover up your mouth dont wanna hear the sound
of a truth thatʼs not aloud

not aloud

Iʼm full aware of every enemy
Iʼm in a war with no regrets
For anyone who thinks of stopping me
Tell them you aint seen nothin yet

Iʼm here to be a light to brighten up the world
I wonʼt fall down Iʼm not a little girl
open up your ears so you can hear the sound
of a truth thatʼs not aloud

Iʼve told all my secrets
No skeleton key
I know what the truth is
And the truth has set me free
The truth has set me free
The truth has set me free

Iʼm Here to be a light to brighten up the world
I wont fall down Iʼm not a little girl
open up your mouth let me hear the sound
of a truth thatʼs not aloud

Here to be a light to brighten up the world
we cant fall down weʼre not little girls
open up your mouth let me hear the sound .... of your truth thatʼs not aloud
Track Name: silence
we wait for nothing more than this
we stand suspended we are frozen
time has not begun (begun)
not allowed to reach from soul to soul
day by day we struggle with the ties
that bind us to these feelings

silence is a wall silence is a wall
words are weapons
tears like mirrors
reflect reality

find a way
around the stone we set between us
love can break away
all the pain and sorrow that remains
will we ever know a space beyond
the emptiness and longing

silence is a wall silence is a wall
words are weapons
tears like mirrors
reflect reality
Track Name: warm circuits
instrumental
Track Name: soft dance
(take my dust)

you tried to show me a picture
of what life was
before the end of the world came

(take my dust)
it don't matter it don't matter
when you're time's up
in the end it's all the same

ooh ooh ooh, mend my soul ooh ooh ooh carry me home
ooh ooh ooh, make me feel alive again

(take my dust)
one of the steps in the soft dance
of our love

we can take the whole world if we wake the whole world
we can take the whole world and remake the whole world
we can take the whole world for the sake of the whole world

it's a new day
and i'm in the light
of a place that will never change
ooh ooh can you see my reflection
in the eyes of a child you held so close against the pain

ooh ooh ooh, mend my soul ooh ooh ooh carry me home
ooh ooh ooh, make me feel alive again

the flame that's burning twice as bright
burns half as long into the night
we pass the flame from hand to hand
to the find the way through shadow land
we look and yet we cannot see
we hear but we do not perceive
we reach out but we can not hold
we think and yet we do not know
so much we do not comprehend
the softest dance will never end
the softest dance will never end
Track Name: memory trace
sounds of rainfall
misty clouds we walk on
stones with water
drape the grey wall
past and future
live in tiny circles
clash together
keep your eyes closed
it was a just a memory
floating into vision
take a moment
learn the lesson
broken fragments
nowhere nearer

it started with a sound
like a scene from a movie
it was supposed to be cinematic
one idea transformed into another
there was a character looking at photographs
the character was in a room
with a desk and a window behind
a sliver of sunlight streaming in
trying to remember who the people were
it was the sound that triggered the title
it triggered the memory trace
did you ever have a moment
when a memory bubbled up
and you don't remember where it came from
if it was your memory
or if it was a dream you had
this was the first
only to be changed afterwards
now it ellicits a whole different feeling
it started with a sound
Track Name: open skies
it's a game of rise and fall
of win and lose and own it all
no escape from this ordeal
of how you think and what you feel
voices speak and stir your mind
welcome to the paradigm...
the paradigm

something is out there which language cannot define
beyond comprehension dancing around the divine
we move past emotion into the realm unseen
no separation no within no without no in between

can you perceive the picture now
close enough to disavow
infinite realities
are only true within belief
a chance to see without the eyes
the intimate of open skies

something is out there which language cannot define
beyond comprehension dancing around the divine
we move past emotion into the realm unseen
no separation no within no without no in between
Track Name: delicate
in time we awaken to the one so delicate
inside we are not the same
at the heart love remains unchanged
life is an ocean deep
dark and wide are the memories
we sink into yesterday it was our sanctuary
there is no future and all that lingers
is the moment we made so delicate
take my heart and lead me away
to a distant place
(so delicate)
take my heart and lead me away
save it for that day
(so delicate)
breath is the gift we gave
for the one who will never fade
we hold as our legacy
the essence of what will be
the only future given to us
is this moment made so delicate
Track Name: dream sync
we close our eyes to see the dream
float upon the velvet stream
stretch the canvas of the night
drip the paint across the sky
nameless colors show their skin
sounds reveal their origin
drifting through a candle maze
of past and present future days
folding time into a rose
draped in slumber's evening clothes

awaken awaken
some day soon some day soon

suspended in the atmosphere
illuminated words appear
framed within an angel's tear
breathing in a world of sighs
fragrant memories give rise
to half forgotten lullabies
once again we close our eyes

awaken awaken
some day soon some day soon
Track Name: archaic transmissions
out from the dark
ancient of days
(and) underneath the skin of a shadow
(it is) hiding in the wake of tomorrow
the signs are clear
two eyes that see
(it is) mapping out a path between the stars
whispering the songs of who we are
traces of the angels
fall like dust upon the field
archaic transmissions
echo through the hollow
they echo through the hollow
finally to be revealed
symbols and words
intrigue the mind
stains of the past are emerging
remnants and dreams converging
dry bones and clay
unmask their time
speaking to the wind their stories
as they fade away to former glory

traces of the angels
fall like dust upon the field
archaic transmissions
echo through the hollow
they echo through the hollow
finally to be revealed