non-improvised 

Follow Me

Follow Me and we shall find

Broken light to tend my cry

Never meant to feel like mine

Words and music by Jaka Škapin

Video by Jameisha Prescod

Mixed by David Holmes

Mastered by Giles Barrett

Lipa, Lipa

The linden tree grew green, 
there in the fragrant grove, 
she showered me with blossoms, 
as I professed my blissful mode. 

Like you when pleading. 

The linden tree. 

Stretching her branches, 
up high to the sky and wrath, 
questioning me, 
about my inner doing and path,  
my inner doing doing and path, 
and when will I evade her next? 

Yet into my heart, 
she reached deeply.  

The poor thing, 
now almost withered. 
Blossoms, leaves of green, 
taken by the winter. 

Like you when pleading.

Written, arranged, produced and performed by Jaka Škapin 
Mixed by David Holmes 
Mastered by Giles Barrett 
Cover by Sara Požin

Oče Naš Hlapca Jerneja

During my last visit to Slovenia in October 2019, I managed to stop by Kombinat Female Choir's rehearsal space in the centre of Ljubljana and record a piece of mine that takes its words from the 19th century novel by Ivan Cankar.

I tried to capture the spirit of resistance that they embody as a choir and a collective and explore a take on patriarchy and worker's rights that points to the economic reality that hasn't changed much over the last two centuries.

Mladim kruha, stardom kamen,

bolnim ribo, zdravim kačo.

Tvoje pravice iščem, ki si jo poslal na svet,

kar si rekel, ne boš oporekel,

kar si napisal, ne boš izbrisal!

Ne v ljudi ne zaupam, ne v pravico ne zaupam,

v tvoje besede zaupam!

Oče naš, oče naš, oče naš,

oče naš!

 

Ne izkušaj jih predolgo, dotakni se njih oči,

da bodo čudežno izpregledale!

Neskončno si usmiljen, daj beraču vbogajme,

neskončno si pravičen, daj delavcu plačilo!

Oče naš, oče naš, oče naš,

oče naš!

You can watch the full animated video by Sara Požin below and find out more about Kombinat here. 

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