OCIPINSKI

by Evan Carson

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about

Debut album from percussionist Evan Carson. Inspired by his Grandfather Jerzy Ocipinski and the Polish Resistance Movements of the Second World War.
This album combines musicians from both the folk and progressive music scenes including guests such as Gleb Kolyadin (iamthemorning) and Jim Grey (Caligula's Horse)

At times chillings, at times uplifting, this is a deeply personal and dynamic exploration of the sacrifices made for freedom… - POWERPLAY MAGAZINE

It is rich and beautiful, but also has edge and instinct.  It thunders with proximity, but also dances in the clouds... 
- THE PROG MIND

Gripping and intense… - LOUDERTHANWAR

The way the album flows is like a prog folk version of Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway… - FOLKING.COM

credits

released July 1, 2019

OCIPINSKI
Music Written by Carson/Kolyadin
Lyrics Written by Carson/Lewis/Grey/Sanders
Produced and Engineered by Joshua Franklin
Additional Engineering by Pete Ord and Sam Vallen
Mastered by Vlad Avy
Artwork by Todd Robinson
Booklet Design by Anna Ocipinska
Recorded in the UK, Russia, Iceland and Australia

Vocals - Georgia Lewis
Vocals - Jim Grey
Vocals - Hannah Sanders
Vocals - Ben Savage
Vocals - Evan Carson

Piano - Gleb Kolyadin
Percussion - Evan Carson
Violin and Viola - Karl James Pestka
Cello - Graham Coe
Flutes and Whistles - Toby Shaer
Zither, Cuatro, Bouzouki, Oud, Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Bass - Charlie Cawood
Electric Guitars and Bass - Chris Heales
Electric Bass and Keys - Joshua Franklin
Melodeon - Archie Moss

Jim Grey appears courtesy of InsideOut Records
Gleb Kolyadin appears courtesy of Kscope Records

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EVAN CARSON UK

Evan Carson is a percussionist and song writer who records and tours with Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, The Willows and The Tweed Project..
He has also appeared with Seth Lakeman, Kate Rusby and IAMTHEMORNING.
He plays North Custom Drums and Hedwitschak Bodhrans
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Track Name: SHARDS
39 it all began
Those first few steps to where I stand
Fire lit snow, twisted steel made me
Tearful families, panic distorting
Driven onto crowded trains
No one spoke
No one dared complain
For years a child would learn to live
Skin flayed by the cold
A childhood lost
No flag
No home
It was joy to hear them fly
Tear the ground go screaming by
Doors open wide and I knew I’d survive
My child don’t look back
Get up and run
George listen I beg you
Hurry and run child run
Run just as fast as you can
Get away from the wreckage
Make for the trees
We’ll meet again
It’s a matter of time
44 we face the sea
To rest our eyes a victory
For one moment we hope to dream
How many lost souls learn to live tired and all alone?
No end in sight
No flag
No home
It was a joy they filled the sky
Hit the ground go screaming by
Arms open wide and I knew I’d survive
My child don’t look back
Get up and run
George listen I beg you
Hurry and run child run
Run just as fast as you can
Get away from the wreckage
Make for the trees
We’ll meet again
My child don’t look back
Get up and run
My child don’t look back
Get up and run
Track Name: CHRYSALIS
Father where on Earth am I?
Lost out in the dust and cold
Clad in someone else’s flag
And trying to find home
Child all alone again
Reload
Take all the time you need
Breath out
Stare down the sight
Aim true
Slowly pull
Let the round release
Bury
Childhood soldier raised to die
Holding onto joy and rage
Scared of what I will become
Broken and alone
Pray the name your mother gave you finds the mark
Buried deep into your back and home again right in the heart
Father do you see me know?
Rifle laid out in the snow
Waiting for a single shot
A kill to call my own
Child all alone again
Reload
Take all the time you need
Breath out
Stare down the sight
Aim true
Slowly pull
Let the round release
Bury
Track Name: OTRIAD
Found, armed, gaining ground
Our blood screams defiance
The hunters return, the white eagle flies
You can’t escape as the wolves close in
Eyes, glint, in the dark
Sowing death in the moonlight
The mighty will fall to a shadow unseen
You can’t escape as the wolves close in
You can bury all your children on the frontline
But remember that you came here for a war
For too long, on the run, we were hunted
But these woods belong to us
What are you fighting for?
Blind, shock, in retreat
See the dances of dead men
Fearlessly empty, relentlessly prowl
You won’t escape now the wolves close in
Here, dark, in the trees
By the seed of our fathers
All is made clear in a world black and white
The land will live even set alight
You can bury all your children on the frontline
But remember that you came here for a war
For too long, on the run, we were hunted
But these woods belong to us
What are you fighting for?
You can bury all the children on the frontline
Send the sons of a nation to the ground
And the coward will run when confronted
But our fate belongs to us
What are you fighting for?
We are the anchor
We are the ones who stand alone
Shoulder to shoulder
Our blood made the bargain
Bought and sold
Over and over
We stalk through the night to save our home
Proud to give up our lives
In the name of God
For our freedom and for yours
Found, armed, gaining ground
In a blood soaked defiance
Here, armed, staring down
No honour, no mercy for tyrants
You can bury all your children on the frontline
But remember that you came here for a war
For too long, on the run, we were hunted
But these woods belong to us
What are you fighting for?
We are the anchor
We are the ones who stand alone
Shoulder to shoulder
Our blood made the bargain
Bought and sold
Some like to believe that we are waiting dead
But we are the lingering light of love itself
Leaving bright traces as legacy strides
And I for one am proud to be my ancestors
And to walk tall on this earth as avatar to my blood
We are the anchor
We are the ones who stand alone
Shoulder to shoulder
Our blood made the bargain
Bought and sold
Over and over
We stalk through the night to save our home
Made to give up our lives
In the name of God
For our freedom and for yours
We were the anger
We were the shadows coming home
We were the sacrifice
In the name of God
For our freedom and for yours
Track Name: BLOODLINES
Bloodlines, left in decay
Shared minds, stolen away
And they cling to fate
Geese fly, freedom to roam
They call as they pass by
Calling you home
Hold up, hold on,
Leave the route clear
For love to pull him home again
Hold up hold on,
There's more than the air and time
To keep our bloodline
We are the anchor
Forged in the fire
Stronger than blood
Old as love
Don't go
Leave the way clear
Quiet, quiet roars,
Lines left, perfectly flawed
And they fade to grey
Bloodlines, left in decay
Shared minds, stolen away
And they cling to fate
Hold up, hold on
Leave the route clear
For love to pull him home again
Hold up hold on
There's more than the air and time
To keep our bloodline
Stronger than blood
Old as love
Don't go
Leave the way clear
Stronger than blood
Old as love
Don't go
Leave the way clear
Track Name: THE FIREFLIES OF FALAISE
We are the anchor
Forged in the fire
Palms cut
Rounds spent
We struggle to fight on
Scream hope
Fly high
Rage burning as fuel at the core
Men fall down
Watch cannon fire rip through the hull
Shout no fear
Drown
Choke in the ash and the rain
I dread to think how many
Countless people displaced
Died to freed their homeland
Never again my son
I dread to think how many
Countless people displaced
Died to freed their homeland
Only to find their soul flayed
Rounds spent
We struggle to fight on
Scream hope
Fly high
Rage burning as fuel at the core
Men fall down
Watch cannon fire rip through the hull
Shout no fear
Drown
Choke in the ash and the rain
I dread to think how many
Countless people displaced
Died to freed their homeland
Never again my son
I dread to think how many
Countless people displaced
Died to freed their homeland
Only to find their soul flayed
Body stripped and broken
Never to return home
Track Name: ANDERS' PRAYER
Hands pressed tight against the train side
Fear keeps the cold at bay
I don’t understand this anymore than you
Shafts of light crack the night
Hands reach out
Hold me fast
Bracing for a killing blow
Shadows turn
Walk Away
Lead the way
Eyes shut tight I leave the train side

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