Palimpsest

by FOONYAP

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A “palimpsest” is a manuscript in which traces of the original can still be found – FOONYAP’s latest album is a raw and unguarded reflection of her tumultuous journey to self-discovery through her painful past. A hauntingly beautiful blend of folk and electronic that incorporates her Chinese heritage, each song captures various components of her past and present realities, be it through dark soundscapes that mirror anxious longing, or powerful electronic rifts that reflect painful life transitions.

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released October 21, 2016

SONGS AND LYRICS | FOONYAP
ARRANGEMENTS | FOONYAP
PRODUCER/CO-PRODUCER | FOONYAP/Mike Gratton
RECORDING ENGINEER | Mike Gratton
MASTERING STUDIO | Golden Mastering

Vocals, Violin, Mandobird | FOONYAP
Backup vocals | FOONYAP, Mike Gratton (9)
Bass | Mike Gratton
Synthesizer | FOONYAP/Mike Gratton
Drum Machine | Mike Gratton/FOONYAP
Tambourine | Mike Gratton

Thank you Mike Gratton, Mark Hamilton, Kenna Burima, Andrea Llewellyn, Kristi Woo, Chandra Melting Tallow, The Hermitess, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and all my friends and family.

℗ FOONYAP 2016. All rights reserved.

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FOONYAP Calgary, Alberta

Born in Calgary, FOONYAP started violin when she was 4. Embedded in classical music, Catholicism and Chinese culture, FOONYAP struggled with conformity, alongside a need for acceptance. When she reached her breaking point, FOONYAP grasped her past with new intentions, playing in Woodpigeon and her own FOONYAP and The Roar. Her latest album reflects her tumultuous journey to self-discovery. ... more

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Track Name: Woolf and Plath
A lady ran into the woods
She swallowed darkness
Returned to mud

Her darling dared to seek her cry
Though he knew better
She'd wished to die

He pierced his light into the gloom
Retraced her horror
And wept for two

Over her breast he hung his head
Called to the void a
Torn heart had left

Come back to me
I'll be your heart
I'll beat for you when life is too hard

Come back to me
I'll be your heart
When terror catches and you must start

Come back to me
I'll be your heart
I'll beat for you when skies fall apart
Track Name: THE FUN MACHINE
Your metal claw
Extends alone
To brush the tendrils
Off my face

Our codes are laced
Binary sighs
What's more than Ohs and Ones
Entwined

And in mid-flight
As you grew dim
As I fell I thought that I

I should have known
Your silken whir
Your hollow eyes
That filled with spite

I knew you were
The Fun Machine
I knew you were
The Fun Machine
Track Name: Gabriel Moody
Nous sommes deux astres
Dans l'univers
Qui tournent autour ce sol éphémère

Nous échangeons nos goûts des ciels
En durcissant ces bouts du miel

Nous cousons
Nos sourires ensemble
Pour que l'univers
rancisse lentement

Mais chaque maille des temps charmés
Mollira sûre et passée

Nous échangeons nos goûts des ciels
En durcissant ces bouts du miel
Track Name: The Blue Lagoon
The Blue Lagoon 
Saturday she'll watch TV
Glitter glues her eyeballs shut
Sunday curls into her palm
Kitten-soft and mother-made

Mirrors feed her hide-and-seek
From her scourge a maiden calm
Sewer flesh made on repeat
She rewinds and weighs herself
Track Name: #2
All alone I am
In the dark
All alone I am
Set apart

When I call
No one comes
When I fall
No one runs

Oh I know I know
Track Name: Mourning Coup
She's allowed
To dream out loud
New ways new lies with you

She's allowed
To sweeten doubt
New veins to tie with you

To want to want to want to hold
To want to want to want to owe
Track Name: #3
I am small
Smaller I grow
When I grow up

I weep
Weeping I know
I grow

I sing
Softly I sing
When I grow

I wait
Waiting I know
I grow
Track Name: NEON GOD
bunny bunny
gonna build a Neon God
bunny bunny
wanna build a Neon God

any bunny
good enough to build a God
every bunny
good enough to build them all

bunny bunny
keeper of the Neon God
bunny bunny
preacher of the Neon God
Track Name: Palimpsest
Hotly pins inflame
Jutting a weary mold

Under a bruise
A tender shape
Under one tear
A lake

Swelling cry
A shudder and a break

A thousand sores
Take flight
Track Name: Me + You
You're the boy I think I always know
You're the friend I thought I already had

But fate is on our side
And time must realize
That now we'll make it count
So let's play show and tell

We'll ride together nice
Share each other's minds
Weave ourselves aligned
I'll be your story you can be mine

You're the girl I think I always know
You're the friend I thought I already had