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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Disc comes in a beautiful gatefold card case with full lyric booklet. Features stunning watercolour and ink art by Nina Rupena (www.ninarupena.com).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ultraviolet via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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break it open, see what you get
they know that so far they’ve lost the bet

fall into the wet and wild melee
be consumed or rot on the tree

we reach highest at lowest ebb
spin it all out like a spider web

pull the end of an unbroken thread
ultraviolet trumps infrared

leave it slowly, brook no compromise
things seem different from the other side

power’s in the trip round the bend
on the fly no need to pretend

seek another kind of urgent bliss
grow a garden in the abyss

chase the light that flickers round the fringe
be the point which nothing could impinge


from Ultraviolet, released September 23, 2016



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oliver downes Melbourne, Australia

Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Traversing territory charted by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Ben Caplan, Scott Walker and The Dirty Three, his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ trips the space between instantly familiar chamber pop and the experimental margins of folk. ... more

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