OCIPINSKI

by Evan Carson

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Benn
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Benn Heartfelt prog-folk about the struggles of a displaced people Favorite track: OTRIAD.
William Cash
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William Cash This is an extraordinary concept album. There is so much to enjoy here: superlative compositions, percussion, guest vocals, production . . . hats off to all involved. Favorite track: CHRYSALIS.
Pierre Kacary
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Pierre Kacary One of my favourites albums this year. I was expecting to find it very moving and certainly it has not disappointed in any way. Favorite track: SHARDS.
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kintri OCIPINSKI has a satisfying drive and heaviness that I find lacking in other folksy music. The first half is stronger than the second but I'd say overall this is a great listen for anyone into prog. Favorite track: SHARDS.
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1.
SKY 03:03
2.
SHARDS 06:13
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
3.
CHRYSALIS 08:16
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
4.
OTRIAD 08:28
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
5.
BLOODLINES 07:39
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
6.
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
7.
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

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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