DOMESTIKA

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ALL/THAT SHE SAID/WAS TRUE ALL/THAT SHE SAID/WAS TRUE GIVE/HER SOME TIME/GIVE HER SOME SPACE ALL THAT SHE SAID WAS TRUE….OOOO MUSICAL MUSICAL MUSICAL HOW/YOU REACTED/WAS RIGHT HOW/YOU REACTED/WAS RIGHT GIVE/HER SOME TIME GIVE/HER SOME SPACE HOW/YOU REACTED WAS RIGHT GIVE/HER SOME TIME/ GIVE/HER SOME SPACE SOME SPACE SOME SPACE I’M SORRY HE DID THAT I’M SORRY HE DID THAT... AN ECHO A STAIN AN ECHO AN ECHO... A STAIN’ A STAIN… A STAIN………..
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MOTHER//PAIN 08:09
You know there’s nothing I’d love to do more You know (You know) Then spare you from this burden It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard You know there’s nothing I’d love to do more You know (you know) YOU KNOW I’d give it All But it’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard It’s gunna be hard LABOR means HARD WORK means HARD WORK LABOR means HARD WORK. It’s hard work LABOR means HARD WORK. It’s HARD WORK IT’S GUNNA BE HARD IT’S GUNNA BE HARD IT’S GUNNA BE HARD IT’S GUNNA BE HARD Don’t remove You’re Pain It’s is Your chance to grow Don’t remove You’re Pain It is you’re chance to heal IF I ONLY COULD! SHELTER YOU...FROM THIS PAIN One breath away…. FROM MOTHER One breath away FROM MOTHER Enter the pain...and dance with me… Enter the pain…. One breath away…. From MOTHER! Enter the Pain and dance with me….. One breath...away.
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Enter the Pain and dance with me... Enter the Pain With a pan full/of stars You throw them like dice Repeatedly You throw them like dice/and Throw them on the table Repeatedly How am I goin’/to make it right? How am I goin’/to make it right? Ooo Ooo…. I wake up/and the day feels Broken I tilt my head And try to get an angle Notice How it Sparkles/down there…. Like a pan full/of stars And you throw them like dice How am I going to make it right? How am I going to make it right? HOW? How am I going to make it right…..? I thought I could organize freedom (Hands Up!) HOW? I thought I could organize freedom… (Hands up!) HOW? With a pan full of stars...and you… And you thrown them like dice/ until something sticks… Repeatedly….Repeatedly. You throw them like dice And throw it all on the table…. Repeatedly….Repeatedly Your sense….of justice…..murmurs HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT? HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE IT RIGHT? HOW? How am I going to make it right? You’re trying too hard...you’re trying too hard… You’re trying… YOU sussed it out didn’t you…? And now you left me on my own YOU sussed it out/didn’t you? AND NOW YOU LEFT US/ON OUR OWN TO CLEAN AND FIX THIS MESS To clean And fix This MESS…...Sparkling! HOW AM I GOING/TO MAKE IT RIGHT?! HOW AM I GOING/TO MAKE IT RIGHT?! How…… How….. How…………. ….am I gonna make it right….?
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They watch me from the shore I’m not sure I can give them All they need From Me. Rather be Sea Singing…. Rather be Swimming… They watch me from the shore I’m not sure I can give To them All they need From me RATHER BE SEA SINGING Rather be sea singing My Heart won’t be denied. Love you till then…. I love you till then But my Heart Won’t be Denied Unexplained on your collar Unexplained Unexplained on your collar Unexplained The MOTH of INSTINCT Instinct…
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MY NAME 07:20
Why can’t you give her room Respect her spacial Needs Why can’t you give her room Respect her spacial Needs With clairvoyance she knew what you needed and she gave it to you. with clairvoyance she knew what you needed/and she gave it to you. Did you Understand? MY NAME In a forest pitch dark glows the tiniest spark It surprises and scares Like ME Like ME MY NAME MY NAME MY NAME MY NAME In a tower of steel Nature forges a deal To raise wonderful Hell LIKE ME LIKE ME MY NAME MY NAME MY NAME MY NAME MY NAME Why can’t You give her room Respect Her spacial needs WHY CAN’T YOU GIVE HER ROOM? Respect Her spacial needs WITH CLAIRVOYENCE SHE KNEW WHAT YOU NEEDED AND SHE GAVE IT TO YOU. WITH CLAIRVOYENCE SHE KNEW WHAT YOU NEEDED AND SHE GAVE IT TO YOU. DID YOU UNDERSTAND?! My name Isobel Living by Myself My Love Isobel Married to Myself I’m married to Myself I’m married to Myself I’m married to Myself I’m married… I’m married...Uh! I’m married… I’m married…. WHY THIS SACRIFICE? Now she rerets the whole thing A delayed reaction WHY THIS SACRIFICE? Now she rerets the whole thing A delayed reaction WHY THIS SACRIFICE? WHY THIS SACRIFICE? WHY THIS SACRIFICE? CAW! CAW! CAW! ....MY NAME ----MY NAME! MY NAME ISOBEL MY NAME ISOBEL MY NAME ISOBEL MY NAME! (Give….her some time….Give her some space….Give...her some time….Give her some space… MY NAME ISOBEL MY NAME ISOBEL MY NAME
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Is there a place… Where I Where I can pay respect, To the To the Woman who was… Show some Show some respect. Is there a place Where I Where I can pay respect, To the To the Woman who Was Show some Show some respect. To the blushing bride Show some To the optimistic girl Show some To the naive Mother- to-be Show some respect. So Where Did I go? Did I disappear? Into Ether? I fall down Tumble down on my knees PLEAD for Answers PLEAD for Honor PLEAD for ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Of my Invisible Of My Invisible Of my Invisible Labor IS THERE A PLACE WHERE WE CAN PAY RESPECT TO THE MOTHER WHO WORKS SHOW SOME RESPECT To the Warrior coming home Show her respect. Lay a crown on her head She some respect. BUT WHERE….DID SHE GO…? DID SHE DISAPPEAR OR DID YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED? HER LABOR MAKING THIS ALL HAPPEN PLEAD FOR ANSWERS PLEAD FOR HONOR DEMAND SOME STRUCTURE TO SUPPORT HER INVISIBLE OF HER INVISIBLE OF HER INVISIBLE LABOR See Me. See Her.
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LIGHT BEARER 07:47
My thighs are steeped in burning flowers Pedaling through Darkness With the sleeping curves of my Body You may enter here And see There's No Mystery My thighs are steeped in burning flowers Pedaling through Darkness With the sleeping curves of my Body You may enter here And see There's No Mystery NO CHASTENESS AND NO FEAR Of Darkness AND I COMPLETE SAID SAID "MYSTERY" WITH MY FLESH…. MY BODY MY FLESH….. MY BODY YOU WILL SEE WHO SHE IS NOW BEHIND THE SKIN AND THE MUSCLE X2 You will See She's a Light Bearer A Light Bearer You will... See she's a Light Bearer A Light Bearer... Ahhh..... You will see Who She Is Now Behind the skin and her muscle.

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///DOMESTIKA///
8 years, 1 day, 1 take per song. Just me, my voice, and my looping pedal, live and in the moment.*

This project began as an exploration of what I believed were feminist themes in Bjork's music and a desire to highlight them, especially given her latest releases Vulnicura & Utopia, and subsequent interviews. "Domestika" was the original title intended for what became Bjork's iconic Vespertine, until she met Matthew Barney ... the partner who would later cheat on her and file for divorce. There was something I wanted to reclaim in that. This desire was highlighted by my more recent struggles with Motherhood, mental health, and the wounding of being homebound.

What I didn't expect was how this project would become a cathartic space in which to process the unfolding reckoning with injustice in our times ... #MeToo, Black Lives Matter, the Trump presidency, and now collective isolation during a pandemic.

In the process I formed a chain of channeled messages ... as if from my Mother ancestors, or Mother Earth herself. Messages of unheard stories, pain, healing, justice, and hope.

This album is my bloody valentine to Motherhood and all the wisdom She gave me. My hope is that this music serves as a kind of balm for my listeners, especially during these trying times.



*The finale song Light Bearer was recorded on a separate day with collaborator Nigel Harsch.

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released May 8, 2020

Vocals, looping pedal, arrangement/mashup, select lyrics:
Kate McCandless
Electronic music (Light Bearer): Nigel Harsch
Engineering: Steve Marek
Mixing and Mastering: Steve Marek
Music & Lyric Inspiration: Bjork
Album Art: Kristina Carr, Tom Gonzalez

I want to express my deepest love and appreciation to Adrian and Simon.
Special thanks to Steve M, Nigel H, Donnie M, Rachael G, Tom G, Kristina C, Carly S, Kirstin F, Liz JS
and of course to Bjork for her incredible artistry and inspiration.

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SHE SPEAKS IN TONGUES Chicago, Illinois

Described as "Best Feminist Rock n' Roll Exorcism" (Critics Picks The Chicago Reader 2015) SHE SPEAKS IN TONGUES is artist/vocalist Kate McCandless in who lures with nostalgic music and cultural references - simultaneously embracing and questioning their authority and comforts with a dark, feminist bent. ... more

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