CloudQuartered EP

by Airborne Mark

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CloudQuartered EP Official Press Release:

Clear blue skies are well overrated...
Having sunshine overhead day in and day out would be rather monotonous...
Clouds are Nature's poetry to be read like a person's countenance...
Cloudscapes are for dreamers and their contemplation benefits the soul...*

Look up, Airborne Mark is back with his latest music release.

The new EP comprises five cloud themed songs which cover very down to earth aspects of journeying through life. Relationships, identity and perseverance are the subject matter that echoes strongly throughout the record. Narrated from author’s perspective in a reflective spoken word manner.

The EP was recorded over five months mostly at The Lab Studios under production of Byron Hosking. Each track meticulously layered with live instruments creates perfect musical landscape for Airborne Mark's narration. Vintage synths, piano and the electric guitar proved to be perfect tools for Byron Hosking to capture energy and emotion of each track.

CloudQuartered EP also features a song produced by B Szczesny (Rebeka, Brennnessel), a long time Airborne Mark's collaborator, and is released with BeyondNess video produced by Rahul DeCruz.

Where are my Cloud-Spotters at?

* The Manifesto by The Cloud Appreciation Society

Cover photography by Cormac McGloin, design by Dan Kitchener.

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released 08 April 2013

Tracks 1, 3, 4 and 5 produced and mixed by Byron Hosking.
Track 2 produced and mixed by B Szczesny.
Mastered by Byron Hosking at The Lab Studios, London, England.

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Track Name: Recline & Watch Me
I’ve built so many walls around me
They say I’m suffocating
But at least I’m painting
They say I’m chasing the wind
At least I’m away and up from the ground I’m breaking

This is the land of plenty
The land for the few
But nothing for the plenty
I strive to mark it out
For you, for me, for children we yet to have
Look at me,
Look at me,
Still flying my Celestial Kite
For courage, for perseverance
Only dead fish swim down a river

The net is closing, I’m turning and tossing
Skywalking
Look through the keyhole
I’m fighting the behemoth
On your behalf
To be
Is to create
It’s all I am
It’s all I have

CHORUS:
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Who’s the Flyiest of them All
Of Them All

Like you I need to fill the plate
Hand to mouth
Mouth to bless
Trooping verses over loops
I am a professional dreamer too
Man shall not live by crumbs alone
So I work these words
Like steppingstones
Mediocrity is NOT my home
I’m present by my absence
in your comfort zone
If the unseen Is the wave of the future
I’m surfing to legacy’s abode
On stage like in the classroom
No sunglasses on
I remain transparent
Look inside
Look inside
Eyes are the skylight of the soul
So I piece back the kaleidoscope
I spy an uncharted map
on the vanguard,
Not simulating but ever so stimulating
Forever trailblazing

CHORUS:

You’re laughing at me because I’m all different
I’m laughing at you because you’re all the same
I’d rather struggle with few words to see you awake
Than be a ring-tone rapper
Why is accent a mark of artistic excellence?
Why is money a mark of success?
You are in the charts
I Occupy Where Clouds Abound
Zone in
I make the most of space, mater and time
Squared
Over stand
If you have more wrinkles than scars
You haven’t lived your life
So I Walk like a man but dream like a child
I’m not stationary I’m upwardly visionary
No surprises here but
More snakes than ladders
I’m climbing up
Never ending story
Paper-Planes Shall Fly Regardless

CHORUS:
Track Name: BeyondNess
One step ahead of the man in the mirror
I’m not all flesh
Eternity fuels my interior
Let the exterior reveal the invisible
All we amass in this vapor of live is perishable
A collectible
I’m here to give
Lest this frame will implode
Eyes fixed beyond this spinning globe
Nice to see you, I see you nice
I cherish you beyond me, myself and I
I’m not perfect
Walk by my side
On this desert alone,
More thoughts towards you than grains of sand

Beyond the horizon
A treasure lies
Beyond the grave echoes your smile
Laugh in the sunshine, cry in the rain
We’re knitted together
Whatever I cannot do, you can
Whatever you can’t, I pray we shall achieve
It works when it’s all about you
Not about me

I Sing Pictures
I Paint Songs
Keeping it Celestial
With you in mind for eternity and beyond

I Sing Pictures
I Paint Songs
Keeping it Celestial
With you in mind for Eternity and Beyond
Track Name: CloudQuartered
I fly around with gusto
Upwards and Onwards
Writing my name with integrity
Only in daylight of course

Not a rebel of the night
Anymore

Some do it out of anger
Some do it for fame
Some for artistic value
As for me
The latter
I’ll never let graffiti to fade
So give me a ladder
To splatter free-hand skills
my ANTI-swagger

With A handful of Molotov
A heartful of colour
A headful of tomorrows

In this deplorable world
I sing with acrylics on the wall

It’s gloss
It’s mat
It’s Skinny Pro
It’s New York Fat
My life on the Uppity Up
It changed from Chrome and Black dubs
To technicolor art

CHORUS:
I Paint, I Rap
My Heart is an Origami Cloud
I Rap, I Paint
Airborne is the name
My Mark so high
I’m hailing from above

My paradigm is pictorial
Stop your puffed-up editorials
Who cares?
If high brow annalists
Deem it worthy to be A.R.T
At the end of the day
Like
At the end of the line
It’s everyone’s personal choice
Right
How to use restless hands

As for me, I respect my neighbours
So I leave their property untagged
By all means I still get up
I still fly around

Paper plane here
Paper plane there
Here
There
Everywhere

The Difference
I’m in it
For a long run
I mean it
I paint my own dreams with a permit paint
Radiant walls power smiles around
I used to wreck havoc on the streets
Today unmasked
I elevate at school assemblies
So catch me If you can
I’m the real deal aviator Since 95
I spray in peace I spray in love

CHORUS:
I Paint, I Rap
My Heart is an Origami Cloud
I Rap, I Paint
Airborne is the name
My Mark so high
I’m hailing from above

99 percent of all I’ve painted is long gone
But it’s o’key
The reminder is enough to soldier on
The only indelible mark I’m left with
Is my eternal soul

I got hooked since the day dot
The smell, the sound
The lifestyle
In the land of the tangible
On walls, on canvas or in a pad
I wear my heart on sleeves indeed
As well as shoes, tops and scarves
By and large I’m Ivory white
But mostly
My default pigmentation is that of Elmer the elephant
I have nothing to hide
Never on the run
A Hobby is just adding to life
Not Graff
It’s my focal point
In my creative zone
Bespoke Origami Purveyor I am
Singing Pictures Painting Songs
Beyond “Six Folds and a Throw”
I breathe it to inspire you all
There are more vacant rooms aboard
Cloud Quarters a self-whispered abode
So open your heart before crashing the door

CHORUS:

I Paint, I Rap
My Heart is an Origami Cloud
I Rap, I Paint
Airborne is the name
My Mark so high
I’m hailing from above
Track Name: Shimmer
You’ve found me
Immeasurably abstract outside
Too afraid to draw from the inside
I suppose my Antenna and feathers
Can take anyone aback

I hope there’s some-one to take a risk
My heart so inESTimably spacious
One could fly a kite

In your words I am a cool creative guy
With a slight fetish
For heavier than air
Things that glide
You can’t bear the fact
I’m splattered with paint front to back
I admit I kind of stand out
This antenna is set on a FREquency band
To follow windswept lines
Not your scarecrow yet
Cloudscapes are my garden patch
Come rain or shine
I hash tag flourish and thrive

CHORUS:
Up to the horizon
To tightrope between earth and sky
First step of many
To take in all that shimmers behind


I’m not looking for my other half
I’m not broken
I'm just invisible.
When I put my goggles on you don’t see me...
I’ve finally figured it out
I’m SO puzzling people can’t relate
There’s Narnia in my wardrobe
That I go in every night

It’s the only place I’ve found
Where it doesn’t matter where you from
But where you at!

Hey Precious
Why getting cold on Wuthering Heights
Will you fly this kite?

I’m the water in your reservoir
Cup me in your hands
Never let me vaporize
I have this innate tendency to go up…
Can you hold the string?
Will you let it snap?
I promise faithfulness on my side
Keep yourself pure and I’ll reimburse
With a heart-load of stars from my UNIverse


CHORUS x 2
Up to the horizon
To tightrope between earth and sky
First step of many
To take in all that shimmers behind

Am I such an odd fish?
I have a unique style indeed
It’s called weird
I’ve been thinking out of the box how to fit in

Stuff it
I’m getting right back in
Aboard my wicker basket
I’ve been MEANING to tell you
I react to you like a balloon to helium
Let me take you across the Pleiades
With No Jet-Lag guarantees

And for the start of this lifetime travel
At the crossroads – a promise
I’ll buy you a bouquet of the red radish
Cause this LOVE is so organic
I struggle to find the right words
Upside down you’ve turned my world
So Instead let me paint this song
Like an arrow shaped flock of origami cranes pointing you home

CHORUS:
Up to the horizon
To tightrope between earth and sky
First step of many
To take in all that shimmers behind
Track Name: OverCast
I'm Checked in
All my baggage left on the ground
Anchored fast to grey and silver
Stop playing hand shadows cross the map
Come up hither
Or Spiral down through a break in the overcast


My pride the very giant
I’ve never thought I would have to face
Its been 8 / long / lean / years in L.O.N.D.O.N
-
Seen my fair share
Learnt the hard way
3 decades yellowed my birth certificate
Spirits STILL high and pristine
Goggles heavy
Incessant On this / Raps / Beats / Caps regime
-
Every time I step up I sow in famine
Expecting a hundredfold return
I’m a long distance runner
Many so passionless
They only serve Mammon
-
Switching lanes
B. to Z. plans
Making dreams come true for every new fad
Your spark, a flash in the pan
-
Since the first wall
Since the first rap
I AM my only retirement plan

CHORUS:

I'm Checked in
All my baggage left on the ground
Anchored fast to grey and silver
Stop playing hand shadows
Across the map
Come up hither
Or
Spiral down
Through a break in the overcast

A fraction of time squandered
is like losing forever a piece of the puzzle
Once your spirit's gone from this vessel
No one else can live your essence
-
A life WELL spent on being me
You do YOU
Write a vision, aim and shoot
-
The greater tension, the further it goes
My faith like an arrow
Not an empty quiver of aspirations
Hour after hour
Perseverance is my anti-gravitation
-
I train in a way I want to fight
At the stroke of adversity one doesn't rise
To an occasion.
Wake up,
We always sink to levels of foundation
-
They say NEVER come face to face with a fantasy
Yet the longer your stay in the game, the cards finally show up
It's not about the prize but the process we get lost in
To finally discover who we really ARE
My life's chapter documented right here
This EP is my whereabouts

I'm Checked in
All my baggage left on the ground
Anchored fast to grey and silver
Stop playing hand shadows cross the map
Come up hither
Or Spiral down Through a break in the overcast