Shamanic Youth

by Luna Moth

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This album is the culmination of my experiments with noisy, layered guitar work. These songs were inspired by:
1. The cultural, geographical, and spiritual dichotomy that exists between Tokyo and the Japanese countryside
2. Joseph Campbell's descriptions of the hero's journey/various myths and fairy tales
3. Afrirampo, CocoRosie, Sonic Youth (obviously), The Kinks, Ghost of Monkshood, Gentle Ghost, indigenous ceremonial chanting,
4. Among a universe of other things.

"The Dreamscape Shifts" is the soundtrack to a particular recurring dream that I have during certain periods of my life in which my immediate reality is destroyed by dozens of simultaneously appearing tornadoes.

"Sakura" was released as an MP3 single by Nice People Records, an independent record label here in Norman that releases a plenitude of phenomenal music from many Oklahoma bands... (www.wearenicepeople.com/Site/Free_MP3s/Entries/2010/9/1_Luna_Moth...)

Indie music blog Dying For Bad Music wrote a piece on Shamanic Youth which can be read here:
dyingforbadmusic.com/blog/post/2010/11/cllct-luna-moth-selection-and-7-free.html

One more thing..When listening to the CD as it was recorded, each track segues into the next, creating a seamless, flowing whole, the effect of which is lost listening to the album in this format. If you want a hard copy of the album, contact me at vivalapaz@riseup.net and I can bring or send you one. Recorded spring/summer 2010, as always in lovely Norman, Oklahoma.

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released 03 September 2010

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Track Name: Midori Haru
Midori, Yagate haru desu
Midori, Ocha-O kudasai?
Midori, Ippai-no mimasho
Midori, Arigatsumetai
Track Name: Tongue Melter
Tongue Melter!
Track Name: Springtime!
Dandelions dancing in the wind
Songbirds fill the air with their singin'
Pretty girls in dresses everywhere
Silly squirrels leaping from limb to limb

Honeybees collecting their pollen
(Walking down the street, I forget all calamity)
Butterflies fervently flutterin'
(Drink a lot of tea and forget all duality)
Everybody's walking to and fro
(Everything occuring with such lovely levity)
Hey there darlin', pardon my garden
(Listen to the frivolous chirping of chickadees)

Springtime's coming again!
Birds are singing again!
Flowers growing again, I'm in love!

Springtime's coming again!
Sunshine's shining again!
Buds are blooming again, I'm in love!
Track Name: Seeker of Visions
We set our hearts alight and started off into the night.
We filled our lungs with stars and touched our tongues to satellites. This valley is alive. We let the green moth lead us high into the forest heart until we reach the mountain's eye. We'll have a spot of tea (ku-cha) and speak the language of reptiles until the moon collides with our illuminated minds. The stars begin to tremble. The mountainside begins to crumble. The wolves begin to howl. The shaman dances like a madman.
Track Name: Snake River Prayer
Ya ni-tsi ni hawa-na
Hi-ni swa vi-ta ki-ni
Hoka Hey!
Track Name: Tokyo Ghost Girls
Tomomi Maeda, Hitomi Tateno, Hiromi Uchida, Hana Okamoto, Aiko Otsuka, Kazumi Kawai, Ayumi Nemoto, Yoshiko Hosoda, Megumi Hadano, Aiko Takamura, Sana Kiritana, Ayaka Matsukawa, Midori Nakayama, Erika Iwanaga, Mizuki Fujimori, Sara Norisugi, Rina Yamashita, Maiko Sakaguchi, Hitomi Saito, Kaori Fujii, Ritzuko Kamiishi, Saori Nakaseko, Noriko Shirahata, Mika Okumura, Yuka Wada, Masumi Suzuki, Waka Ohira, Emi Sotome, Mika Iijima, Marina Abe, Airi Kawakami, Emi Sotome
Track Name: Sakura
Watashi-wa hisakataga
Watashi-wa getsuei
Watashi-wa hisakata-ga
Watashi-wa Shichiou

Watashi-wa hisakata-ga
Watashi-wa getsuei
Watashi-wa Shichiou-ga
Watashi-wa tsuki-ga

Ga ga ga ga ga

Watashi-wa hisakata-ga
Watashi-wa getsuei
Watashi-wa shichiou-ga
Watashi-wa tsuki-ga
Track Name: The Dreamscape Shifts, Tornadoes Appear on the Horizon
(instrumental)
Track Name: Cuento de Hadas
(Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu, Haru)
Ya me voy hacia las montañas para entender la metáfora y hacerme el protagonista de la novela de mi propia mitología.
Ya me voy de esta comodidad, ya no puedo soportar esta ciudad. El gran viaje del héroe me llama. Es la hora a renunciar a la familiaridad.
(Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu, Haru)
Acompañado por los pájaros de noche, los ecos de sus canciones guiandome, y cuando alcanzo llegar al corazón del bosque, toda se queda completamente quieto.
De repente, desde mi espalda, empiezan crecer cuatro alas, dos antenas desde mi cabeza, y finalmente por supuesto, seis piernas.
Vuelo por las ramas de los arboles altos, tratando de alejarme de los pájaros, procurando evitar todas las telarañas mientras los murciélagos me persigen tan rapidamente.
Por fin, cuando logro a escaparlos, me doy cuento de que me quitaron las alas-en su lugar una piel de escamas. Corriendo con la rapidez de una lagartija.
A pesar de mi impresionante velocidad, el peligro todavía me espera por todos lados, no puedo ni parpadear, por que he entrado el reino de las culebras.
Pronto enfrentado con el crótalo rey, el veneno chorreando de sus colmillos grandes, me enrolla con su cuerpo de sangre fria, y justo a tiempo me transformo en un bujo.
Tan pronto como mato la culebra con mis garras, empiezan a estremecerse las estrellas. La luna llena derrama su sabiduria y todo el mundo se desvanece en un sueño.
A todos ustedes que me estan escuchando, tal vez no creen que les digo la mera verdad-pues, y si eso es el caso vayanse a un bosque afuera de tu ciudad y se darán cuenta de que toda la vida es un verdadero cuento de hadas.

(Haru, Natsu, Aki, Fuyu, Haru)
Track Name: Summer's End
(instrumental)