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Darkness Sunshine

by New Indiana

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1.
Media 03:38
Should we talk about ISIS Should we talk about race Should we talk about drugs War on drugs We could talk about media Media has so much power What do you think of media I think the more I pay attention to it The more I understand Whatever it tells me Is what I’m going to think There could be so many other things Happening in the world That I have no idea about Unless media tells me so Yeah it’s like the window Of what you know It’s so selective So preselected for you Should we talk about ISIS Should we talk about race Should we talk about drugs War on drugs We could talk about media Media has so much power What do you think of media
2.
The Three 02:46
Chance’s choice So many years Doesn’t want To see him till he cleans up Can’t see chance So very hard Nowhere to go Feel so bad for him Chance’s choice So many years Doesn’t want To see him till he cleans up Feel so bad for him
3.
Palindrome 04:05
So long ago There was a girl She fell into a well Floats on air Stars everywhere She doesn’t care
4.
Thelma 02:19
Thelma Thelma tell me why You left with no goodbye Sunrise sunset you gave no sign Now we calmly say goodbye
5.
Reunion 03:18
Started out 1999 Arizona Hot in the desert sun Nothing held us down We are free Portland Portland Driving up the coast 2002 51st and Hawthorne Dark and rainy days Nothing held us down We are free New York New York Driving coast to coast 2004 Gowanus sunset park Walking through the snow Nothing held us down We are free
6.
Adam 02:32
Adam Weintraub Adam Weintraub
7.
Deep in a haze All day long Deep in a haze ALL DAY LONG In a haze in a haze all day In a haze in a haze all day In a haze in a haze all day Lost in a fog All night long Deep in a haze All day long In a haze in a haze all day In a haze in a haze all day In a haze in a haze all day
8.
Irish Jig 03:16
Hallelujah Hallelujah Well i come from a place so far away So far away from home And i come from a place so far away So far away from home But i don’t know where I’m going But i know which way is home But i don’t know which way to go Well i come from a place So far from home Come from a place So far from home But i don’t know where I’m going to But i know which way is home Hallelujah Hallelujah
9.
Merida 02:21
Sat on a bench Said hi to me Nodded my head He wouldn’t let me be free Party next day Standing alone Nodded again Something isn’t right about him No one knows his name he’s so far No one knows his name he’s so far No one knows his name he’s so far
10.
Sunshine Peeking out From the Horizon Here we are Holding on Holding on Holding on Darkness Valleys Saturation Peaks and valleys Peaks and valleys I found Clarity A little more Clarity And here we are Holding on Holding on Holding on Sunshine Valleys Disintegration Peaks and valleys Peaks and valleys
11.
Remember Grand Canyon Colors change Pink and blue The sun sets in the west The sun sets in the west Macy’s diner Bernie sanders Sedona Colors change The sun sets in the west The sun sets in the west The sun sets in the west The sun sets in the west
12.
June 23rd Summer 2016 When the new world Order began Stay or go Nobody even knows Follow Me uninformed June 24th Nobody even knew
13.
Montana Days 02:23
Going to the mountains Montana days Oh Montana days Bozeman, big sky, Georgetown lake, Historic Philipsburg Sea otter, trout and silver salmon Montana days Going to the mountains Montana days Going to the mountains Montana days

about

Since meeting in Tucson (at the University of Arizona) in 1999, guitarist Randy Bergida and cellist Topu Lyo have made a habit of recording their long talks. As their friendship deepened, the conversations took on an endless sprawl, much like the literal ground they’ve covered in almost 20 years of playing and criss-crossing North America together. Lyo and Bergida never expressly set out to do anything with the recordings, but when they started their duo New Indiana, subjects from forgotten discussions began to bubble up in their singular adaptation of traditional roots stylings/music? for acoustic guitar, cello, and vocals.

Rehearsed and demo’d mostly in a Brooklyn basement apartment during late night recording sessions, Darkness Sunshine derives its luminescence from the fact that Lyo and Bergida had to play very quietly to avoid disturbing the neighbors. No strangers to effects pedals and amplifiers in other projects, they opted to rely on natural resonance with New Indiana. But cranking their preamps gave the recordings a sheen they hadn’t expected, and the end result is an ambience that’s both intimate and immense, not unlike a whisper rising to the vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.

Where so many artists (with good reason) succumb to the allure of twang, on New Indiana’s debut Darkness Sunshine, Lyo and Bergida set off for... somewhere else. As far as anyone involved in the making of Darkness Sunshine knows, there’s no real-life place named New Indiana. But it’s not quite fair to say that it doesn’t exist. The album references myriad locales that spark the imagination: Montana, the Grand Canyon, the Pacific Coast, the Yucatàn “Pueblo Mágico” city of Mérida, etc. In some respects, then, Darkness Sunshine functions as a set of travelogue postcards.

Fair enough --- the pair has seen its share of tumbleweeds, deserts, mountains, ocean water, and open skies. (Lyo and Bergida also play as perhaps the world’s most unconventional wedding band, New York Ceremony Music.) But Darkness Sunshine also grapples with the discrepancies between the idea of one’s homeland as mythical fable, as conflicting idealized visions, and as bitter truth. Likewise, the music bears the contours of growth and tribulation that every close friendship, every community must inevitably weather --- understanding paid for with friction.

Randy Bergida and Topu Lyo have never recorded their more difficult exchanges, but Darkness Sunshine wouldn’t be what it is without them: a serene record whose healing light shines all the brighter against the shadows it casts.

credits

released August 17, 2018

Topu Lyo - Cello/Vocals
Randy Bergida - Guitar/Vocals

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Warren Amerman at Rotary Records

Album Design by Yuri Miyamoto

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