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Atmos is the most recent release by Olympia underground combo Middlewav. It's a lush and dark exploration of their dream pop world. Arpeggiating synthesizers , endless tape delay, and gentle vocal harmonies come together to form a hypnotic and zen-like experience. Some songs on Atmos have a soft and creamy approach while others ask very tough questions and are a bit more abrasive. The EP was recorded, mixed and mastered (in true D.I.Y. style) at the band's former residence.


released November 21, 2015

written, recorded, and mastered by Keir Allison-Bourne
percussion by Mike Elliott

guitar on "way out" - Jason Lafontaine



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Track Name: evil ones
I think that we are the evil ones
Murder children with remote controlled bombs
We started your war just to sell more guns

We are the evil ones
Ignore a genocide
It's easier for us
Run for your lives
As the bombs drop
If it's on the other side
Then we don't give a fuck

I think that we are the evil ones
We poison the earth
This land is not ours
There's blood in the dirt
Don't forget who you are
Track Name: saudade
In my head
In my dreams
You have me
You had me

We have come
Full circle
From where we're from
To where we are still

You will break down
And nourish the ground
Where you really came from

Strike the root
Your ego sees through
All your plans
To dismantle it

Light me up
Raise my fist
It is not
Ever going to end

You will break down
And nourish the ground
Where you really came from

We'll continue to rot
Until we lose all we've got
And they want to take you under

There's no easy way out
The circle goes round
And I am not really here
Track Name: way out
I was wrong
But now
I found
A way out
Beneath the waves
Against the wind
Learn everything just to forget it again

If you can't breathe
As they smother you
Listen to me
There is no truth

If you can't breathe
As they torture you
Listen to me
They can not hurt you

I was wrong
You found me out
Repeat the game
There is no reason to play
Behind that face
What's your name
Track Name: nika
All of my good times
Will be whitewashed
If I don't really live them
The first time
The first time
The first time
Then where was I
Lost in my mind

All our fears collide in the dark
And decide what and who we are
I'm not scared

Cause now we're here
And next we are not
Wake me up from a dream
Already forgot who I was
And what I did

Good morning my sweet thing
But no one cares
Half as much as you do
I guess we'll hold on
For as long
As the morning lasts
Here in my arms

All I know is when it comes
I am not going to run
I'm not scared

If you keep worrying about
How all of this is going to work out
Then it won't
Then it won't
Track Name: the waves
The waves
Will carry us
Far away
Where we've never gone
But when the wave breaks
And swallows us
There is nothing to take
There is only what you've done

The waves will rip us apart
The days are already gone
Your face is made of orbs

When you forgot
Who you are

Sun ra
It's all gone
No it's not

The waves will come and go
Nothing stays the same
You will never know

The way is really not
Where you wanna go at all

No matter where we stop
It just goes on

Sun ra
If we stop
It all goes on
Track Name: nofogo
you are not who you think you've been
your memory is vague much more than you would like to admit
and everything has changed but you don't have a hint
there's nothing we understand except what has already been

on to
somewhere new

on to
somewhere with you

our tapestry hangs above the fire pit
there is nothing to save all we can do is exist
hold on to our shapes as long as they see fit
if it all stays the same what's the point to any of this

on to
somewhere new

on to
somewhere with you

this is about as easy as it will ever get
you can not hold on to what you don't even have
this self abuse is driving all of us mad
but you keep doing it to yourself over and over again