Sleeping Under Dark Suns (2010)

by Woodpecker Wooliams

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Double A-side cassette EP release via My Dance The Skull (UK).

Sleeping Under Dark Suns is a story of sleeping women in myth. Women that sleep or go under. Women that grow mute or die. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Lilith, Eurydice, the Honeybee in winter’s dreaming time. Two ten-minute compositions, the second a collaboration with the dark and murky Talvihorros. Slumberous, somnolent, drowsy dears. Where are our women? What have they done? Out in the woods, up in the towers, down in the dungeons, we’ve been eating apples, and loving men, swooning under their stern gazes, and giving up ghosts. I wanted to find out why…


released May 15, 2010



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Woodpecker Wooliams Brighton, UK

Woodpecker Wooliams toured extensively around Europe, Russia and the Baltics and performed at Yoko Ono's Meltdown festival before this guise was put to rest in 2013.

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Track Name: Sleepers
She took the apple bright and sweet,
Drank its juices, ate its meat.
And crossed her arms so pale and small,
and in to a cursed trance did fall.


Is it true? Is it really you?

Oh my joints are stiff and my bones are sore-
I've been lying here, feels like for a century or more.
And darling, how your hair's turned grey!
And darling, how your fingers are gnarled and worn!
Oh my love, is this what I've been waiting for?

I've dreamed the sweetest dream,
I've slept under the coolest greens,
and animals did comb my hair
and keep watch lest there were danger near.

Tell me, what's the world in store?
Did you find what you went searching for?
I couldn't bare to sit and wait for you.
A hearth, it ain't a home, when there's just one not two.
But darling, why'd you breath so silently?
Why're your old eyes staring blank at me?

Track Name: Eurydice's Lament
Come near.... my darling, dear.
I am rapt in the darkness...
Feels like years I've been waiting here; held here.

And hark! Here you wade!
And your zither doth sway
the stone-cold heart
of this Prince of The Dark.

O Orpheu! I will follow you...
O Orpheu! I will follow you...