Visions Of Light

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1.
Intro 01:09
2.
Feather 04:35
When I hit the ground You laid a mattress down It was gold with feathers I tripped and remembered When I hit the ground You laid a mattress down It was gold with feathers I tripped and remembered Take me by the hand Hand in hand Hand in hand.
3.
Wax Werk 03:59
4.
Soma Centre 05:16
5.
Empty Hands 04:32
So you brought me here To this open road By myself My hands are empty My feet are scratched and bruised This body used And it’s you I know there is a reason Why you kept me alive All this time And through parting waves Led by your fire I rose higher And it’s you.
6.
Elusive I’m just above the surface of Melding Into the reflections of This memory Elusive I’m just above the surface of Unravelling a Synthetic environment That slips through my hands Beneath the surface of these whirlpools I can see you in their patterns I can hear all your reflections Scattered fragments of the past Shattering like molten glass Water lilies grow on my skin As I am becoming Scattered fragments of the past Shattering like molten glass Water lilies grow on my skin As I am becoming.
7.
Now, have we seen the best of us yet Echo on my mind Surrender. Resist I called that right away, it figured in my head I know it seems, it’s already said But my heart beats harder every time you stray Now I’m chasing this one over I get so nervous every time Nobody wants to lay there awaiting morning chorus cries I called that right away, it figures in my head But my heart beats harder every time you stray Our love comes back, I know From somewhere I don’t even know it’s gone Still my heart beats harder every time Our love comes back, I know I just sat and sulked until I walked it back Our love comes back Still my heart beats harder every time you stray My heart beats harder every time you break.
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By yourself Finalise We’re climbing down We climb aligned You see your bedroom You see your line Couldn’t see The side you hide You’re coming down I’m on your side It’s further out Go arm in line I won’t ever do you harm I won’t love you any less Just like the light Keeps the line.
9.
The Gift 04:20
So it is That the truth be left to live Inside this home We no longer call our own Know this In this parting there’s a gift To find, alone All that we have now outgrown Into the open We only meant to stay a while The truth has spoken All we need to get into the open Know this In this parting there’s a gift To find, alone All that we have now outgrown Into the open We only meant to stay a while The truth has spoken All we need to get into the open So it is That the truth be left to live Inside this home We no longer call our own Into the open We only meant to stay a while The truth has spoken All we need to get into the open.
10.
January 05:04
This January won’t feel as heavy In time, with time That’s OK, I’m not ashamed It’s all in our hands And as it breaks I see you come into view You’re mine this time And all is new My hands hold true It’s all for you I see you and how you grew taller What shall I call her? By my side somewhere to hide, This mountainside I see you I see you I see you.

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Bristol experimental jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble reveal their expansive new album "Visions Of Light". The follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 debut "A State of Flow", praised by the likes of The Guardian, MOJO, The WIRE and tastemakers across BBC 6Music, this sophomore record sees the group reimagine what an ‘ensemble’ can do: expanding into a shifting collective, where human relationships between artists underpin far-ranging, stunningly ambitious and emotionally-heavyweight compositions.

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released August 6, 2021

Produced & arranged by Pete Cunningham

Recorded by Ali Chant at The Playpen, Bristol as well as various homes in Bristol, Frome & Polzeath

Additional production & mixing by Ali Chant at The Playpen, Bristol

Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering, Bristol

Original artwork by Lesley Harry

Sleeve design by Rhombus Studio

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Bristol based collective led by saxophonist & producer Pete Cunningham.

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