Wild Sacrament

from by oliver downes

  • 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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the ancestral heart
impossible sparks
colliding a tune improvised

unfolding so free
in cheerful asymmetry
the deepest compulsion of night

encoding each cell
the call to rebel
that rings through each chemical sign

this wild sacrament
becoming intense
emerging so savage and kind

a razor of will
in each frenzied molecule
brimming with unruly life


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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