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Trophic Cascade (Album)

by Matthew O'Neill

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1.
Breaking open the windows Knocking down this house And starting over Without the fear of a grouse It was in the containment And it was in the road They set us up for arrangements Lariat my code And we’re breaking free now The judgement abounds And we’re breaking free now Your the perfect gal And I’m a bridge builder I’m a lonely star I’m a wildcat criminal Kicking down your stall Kicking down your stall We’re going back upstream To another dream Going back upstream To a wild ass dream The pack hunts together But I gotta new crew Stand and Deliver With courage to boot Flora and fauna O Na Tah and Heynoh The Sky Woman and the Great Thunderer John Trudell said it well John Trudell said it well We’re going back upstream To another dream Going back upstream To a wild ass dream
2.
Golden Boy 06:14
There's a lion out on 62 By the culvert on the soft south slope Gonna say goodbye to the place he knew Trying not to rush as he goes Trying not to rush as he goes Trying not to rush as he goes Trying not to rush as he goes I like to start off slowly When I really care I like to start off slowly And feel the magic there Right through your fingers Up through your toes Feel it as it lingers A blessed moment so There's a golden eagle feather lying by the falls There's a golden eagle feather lying by the falls There's a golden eagle feather lying by the falls Making our own chance to ride on Under the charter oak The pilgrim, the Mohawk, and the Cherokee And the Viking in her boat The Viking in her boat The Viking in her boat The Viking in her boat The corner of an eye is all you got from your father I heard the stories you told But that don't mean you don't deserve somebody Who'll treat you for what your worth Who'll treat you for what your worth Who'll treat you for what your worth Who'll treat you for what your worth There's a spider crawling up your lower arm Coming off the web And you feel accomplished because your reaching out and they're coming And they're coming with protection And they're coming with connection And your safe always Even though you know you'll know suffering You cut off the antlers And cut out the loin Your roasting the shoulder And the kids are playing in joy Way out on the Missouri And on the banks of the Delaware And on the banks of the wide Yellowstone And the Hudson river chair
3.
Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale I woke up starving On a crescent moon What a good feeling Leaving too soon There's and alligator Down in the sinew The drums she’s pounding Reframe me and you Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale And you got that blood stained white t-shirt From when they took her from you And I got those guilt ridden old sneakers Hanging on the line Hanging on the line Hanging on the line Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale Now you're poisoning the well Now you're poisoning the whale One more labor of love For the seeker One more labor of love One more labor of love For the seeker One more labor of love
4.
Louisiana 04:31
5.
Gates 02:23
Broke the window to my soul Your constant lack of faith Vitriolic sunrise tore down our gate again The captions on the goat psychotic dismay The only one who goes there is a quaker they say And I lost you in the war sailing back to your shore New pirate woman on the high seas New pirate woman she ain’t meant for me God bless the anchor in my soul It’s the loving that sets apart God bless the trees Dancing in the cold Far too much business left to lay down and fold And I lost you in the war sailing back to your shore New pirate woman on the high seas New pirate woman she ain’t meant for me When you lose the faith That’s when belly aches And I got to get out of Natchez Cause the sea it takes with pearly Deep down knowing its gonna succeed And I lost you in the war sailing back to your shore New pirate woman on the high seas New pirate woman she ain’t meant for me
6.
1000 Years 05:28
I’m driving back there from my loves house In the spring rain The guns are growling all around me now But I know they will refrain 1000 years have come and gone round here But the end is still not here Still we ride on Won’t you come Won’t you come Won’t you come over my house Won’t you come over here There’s a dead deer lying on the ground round there Gestating youth Full of the spirits of dead plants Still living through their roots They drug the old ones through the dusty town No fear on any face The creeping phlox bloomed out slowly The rocks slid into place Won’t you come Won’t you come Won’t you come over my house Won’t you come over here Get up on the mount right now Get up on the mount right now Get up here The contradiction in the prophecy 1000 icicles were glowing Turning into green Out here we scout and we discover A hungry raged thriving Won’t you come Won’t you come Won’t you come over my house Won’t you come over here Get up on the mount right now Get up on the mount right now Get up here
7.
Ain't No Way 03:26
Ain’t no way there gonna find me now There just ain’t no way I’ll be running on the edge of the clouds till the end of all days Ain’t no way there gonna find me out There just ain’t no way I’ll be riding back and forth cross town and you’ll never see anything But I can see though your windows and I can see through your doors and I can see right through to what’s really yours Oh my low We had to go on Gotta place we’re dreaming about Down along they prance It’s a bluff above forgotten creek and beyond there is everything Not leaving for a minute Not leaving for a day I’ll be gone forever you won’t see me Ain’t no way they’re gonna fence me in There just ain’t no way I got nothing but the lion’s grin and a porcupine in my face Oh my low We had to go on Swore we were gonna get back to it but we never did There was something that left the room and you went and made supper for the kids Oh my low We had to go on
8.
What was your name my darling It wasn’t the same It wasn’t the same as all the rest I held your hand We walked across the sand It’s there I stand for evermore It was a trophic cascade The petroglyphs that never fade And the herd is tumbling down the falls Hammerheads, dead relatives What happened to the old you? Stages ahead, pages behind Always a memory on the line It was a trophic cascade The petroglyphs that never fade And the herd is tumbling down the falls What was your name my darling It wasn’t the same It wasn’t the same as all the rest
9.
There you go again You swing out on the limb Out on the hands of time Clouds are glowing and I am whispering You know not where I ride There’s a lady riding on the back of a white buffalo The start of a good night Your a crooked sad one, I saw the way you move Your silver colored hooves
10.
Telepathy 02:16
Looking for Telepathy at the far end of the chorus Fighting for the legacy of the ones who came before us Watersheds sopping Boats are riding high above the wild night When they finally found us there was no confusion The coats were dripping The wolves were licking the chops of the groomsman Vapors red that the goddess sent And the heart of the lonely hunter went another million miles farther through the door Sundance litigation enchanting slowly Subtle is the information advancing holy You love for the Earth ‘The dance is the church Fire in the face and left without a trace Looking for Telepathy at the far end of the chorus Fighting for the legacy of the ones who came before us Watersheds sopping Boats are riding high above the wild night
11.
Tunkashila 02:58
Don’t you mess with Tunkashila Don’t you mess Our Great Mother loves us all Don’t you mess with Tunkashila Don’t you mess Our Great Mother loves us all Let is all hang out children Let it all go Let it all hang out children Let it all go
12.
Breakstride 01:56
She’s coming to break your stride She’s gonna be screaming lies Malia And out there your friends still hope for a better way to cope That they don’t yet know Seems like all the falling stars are aiming at our cars and the violence in their tears is eating at my peers The marmalade is sticky sweet It’s on your fingers and on the seat you found yourself a treat and when you lay back in the meadow dew your fur is cool your breath is blue and the pheasants come to you Seems like all the falling stars are aiming at our cars and the violence in their tears is eating at my peers She’s coming to break your stride She’s gonna be screaming lies Malia
13.
Relaunching 03:08
You were gonna take me You were gonna take me out Now there’s no one there there But I can feel so many about Close as can be, in the air I breathe Throw it to the man over deck He’s in it for more than just a paycheck Throw it to the man overboard A new umbilical chord Just relaunching Just launching again Just being born now Just being born again So I can see you So you can see me again The way things promise To bring back all your friends Throw it to the man over deck He’s in it for more than just a paycheck Throw it to the man overboard A new umbilical chord Still the legs are dancing across the cree That place is coming to us We can still believe Oaks are shading thimbleberry
14.
Stand Tall 03:15

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Reviews for Trophic Cascade

”Matthew O’Neill follows his vision here, a potent mind-meld of early Pink Floyd space-rock, Jerry Garcia-esque laid-back roots music, and Native American-inspired earth-and-sky spirituality....a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” - The Daily Vault

"With so much creative musical diversity flowing through, it's appeal will undoubtedly last for many generations." ~ No Depression

"Cosmic Americana meets interstellar yacht rock and soulful psychedelia…." - Post to Wire

"Matthew O'Neill evokes a bittersweet emotion that is absolutely addicting. The fourteen tracks move effortlessly through Freak Folk, Alt-country and Indie rock...This is an album that has huge stylistic depth and a very high level of musical accomplishment. A definite must have.” ~ Big Bad Buckle 

"Trophic Cascade expertly melds the psychedelia of 70’s Appalachian rock with the gritty and earthen roots of more recent times..." - For Folk's Sake

"Imagine, if you will bear the indulgence, Bon Iver and Shakey Graves coming together in the forests of the Catskills with Crosby, Stills, Nash, & mostly Young to create a modern southern soul album. Lots of wailing guitars, layered vocals, some horns, and trance-inducing rhythms and melodies that soar and twist." - Fervor Coulee (Canada)

"Alzheimer Blues" takes my deepest fear and grief and turns it into a groovy neo-soul banger." - Adobe and Teardrops

Fluid, groovy, and slightly psychedelic modern pop. Matthew O'Neill's music is different from much of what we hear, mainly because of the cool grooves and rhythms. If there are particular influences in this man's music, we can't hear ‘em. - BabySue.com

"mythical..a powerful, dreamy album" - Patrick Struijker Boudier, BluesMagazine

"The sincerity within his music shines through as it goes hand-in-hand with his message of appreciating and protecting our world’s natural beauty." ~NYSmusic

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released May 5, 2017

TROPHIC CASCADE
All songs written by Matthew O’Neill
Produced by Diko Shoturma and Matthew O’Neill
Matthew O’Neill : Vocals / Guitars
Jacob Silver : Bass
Ryan Scott : Guitars
Frank LoCrasto : Piano / Rhodes / Synth
Robin McMillan : Drums & Percussion (1,3,4,9-14)
Ray Belli: Drums & Percussion (2,5,6,7,8)
Shayna Steele : Vocals
Dave Eggar : Cello
Stuart Bogie : Tenor Sax / Baritone Sax / Contra Clarinet
Jordan McLean : Trumpet
Michaela Anne (11) / Dora Shoturma (2,14): Background Vocals

Recorded early 2016 by Diko Shoturma at Atlantic Sound Studios
Assistant engineer: Matthias van Ente
Mixed by Diko Shoturma and Nic Hard at Atlantic Sound Studios
Mastered by Dave McNair
Vinyl Cut by Scott Hull at Masterdisk

Album cover painting by Thani Mari
From a photo by Chris Carlone
Album cover design by Stine Westergaard

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"Matthew O’Neill follows his vision here...a sort of mystic shaman sketching out his dreams and hopes for the earth he loves in the language he knows best: music.” - The Daily Vault

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