Mirror Maze

by Merganzer

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04:34
2.
05:08
3.
03:56
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5.
03:54
6.
04:57
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10.
05:38

credits

released November 24, 2015

Mika Posen - vocals, violin, viola, rhodes, mikatron, piano, moog, autoharp, beats, synth bass.
Daniel Matz - percussion on tracks 2, 3, and 8.
Anne Müller - cello on track 6.
Ryan Carley - Back-up vocals on tracks 4, 5, and 6.
Nicolas Sheikholeslami - drums on tracks 1 (2nd half) and 6.
Pascal Delaquis - drums on tracks 1 (1st half) and 5.
Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa - drums on track 10.
Jamie Bunton - percussion on track 2.

All songs written, arranged, and recorded by Mika Posen in Berlin and Ottawa between 2013 and 2014.
Additional recording by Daniel Matz, Ryan Carley, Nicolas Sheikholeslami, Ben Wood, Dave Draves, and Jamie Bunton.
Produced by Mika Posen.
Mixed and finessed by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn in Ottawa, Canada.
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Studios in Montreal, Canada.

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Merganzer Ottawa, Ontario

Merganzer is the new experimental pop project of Violinist Mika Posen (Timber Timbre, Agnes Obel, Forest City Lovers). She sings songs built from sampled strings, homemade beats, soaring sine waves, and plaintive vocal melodies.

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Track Name: Mirror Maze
The nights are getting longer
I wake up before the light
If I can make it to the solstice
Maybe I will be alright

I wander through a mirror maze
A thousand faces met my gaze
I didn't know
Which way to go, which way to go which way to go...

There are memories in our muscles
There’s a spill that leaves a stain
There’s a sound after the silence
The resonance remains

I wander through a mirror maze
A thousand faces met my gaze
I didn't know
Which way to go, which way to go which way to go

I wander through a mirror maze
A thousand faces met my gaze
They said don't wait
You're too late, too late, too late
They said don't wait
You're too late, too late, too late...
Track Name: Up In Smoke
And they came with a feeling
And they left through the ceiling
Empty rooms, locks of hair
Missing shoes, heavy air

They were broke
Up in smoke

Strike a match, watch it burn
Ashes blow from the urn
And they float to the skies
And the moon doesn’t rise

Cause it broke
Up in smoke

Strike a match, watch it burn
Say a prayer, it’s your turn
To exhale from the core
Yours is mine, mine is yours

Though we broke
Up in smoke
Track Name: Songs Without Words
Mendelssohn, oh draw me in
Mendelssohn, where do I begin?

Changing our names
Closing our eyes
Pulling a voice
Up from inside

We sing songs without words
Songs without words

Mendelssohn, oh draw me in
Mendelssohn, where do I begin?

Sisters in land
Sisters in song
Holding our hands
Now from beyond

We sing songs without words
Songs without words
Track Name: Broken Telephone
Walk with me spirit
Down streets you used to know
What’s behind the curtain
A broken window
A broken window

The middle mourns its empty shell
The sea became a wishing well

Where ghosts will
Follow, follow, follow...

Walk with me spirit
Down streets you might have known
What’s behind the curtain
A broken telephone
A broken telephone

The spectre calls, I turn to him
I reach out for his phantom limb

Where ghosts will
Follow, follow, follow...
Track Name: Roy de Deniers
Des chevaux courants
Mes cheveux aux vent

Des chevaux courants
Mes cheveux aux vent, aux vent, aux vent
Track Name: Tritone
Hear I'm calling
Softly
Dear I'm falling
Catch me

Hear I've spoken
Softly
Dear I'm broken
Fix me