What Kind of Animal

by Luka Kuplowsky

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1.
SHE CRIED LAST NIGHT / SO I HELD HER / SHE READ HIS POETRY IN TEARS / A RELATIVE OF BOND / NOT BLOOD / I FELT MY HEART FOR A LUMP / WAS I HERE? / MOMENTS AGO / WAS I DRY? / OR ENGULFED BY AN OCEAN / IN SIFTING THROUGH MY MEMORIES / I CANNOT HELP BUT BE DAZZLED/ BY DEBRIS / DE BRIS / DA BREEZE / THE BREEZE / NEAR COLLISION / CARS ALMOST KISSING / DIZZY-EYED / IMPATIENT / FOR GOD / WHERE IS MY ROBIN / HIBERNATING / IS HE NESTLED IN BIRCH? / TIGHT / SO TIGHT / IN THE EMBRACE / OF SPRINGS SLOW RISE / AND PATIENCE / I WANT JELLY! / AND MOLASSES / SLOW DRIP / AND THEN FASTER / I WANT BREAD / FROM THE SOIL OVERTURNING / AND THE NERVE / OF A WILD GRASSHOPPER / NEAR COLLISION / CARS ALMOST KISSING / DIZZY-EYED / IMPATIENT / FOR GOD
2.
03:47
FOUND DEAD / NEARLY THERE / SHE SAID / THERE IS BUT ONE FEAR / YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE WITH THE REMINDER THAT / YOU WILL NEVER SURPASS YOUR PEERS / OH YA WHAT A JOKE / THERE IS A SINGLE PART OF DOUBT I SUPPOSE / THAT ONE DAY I WILL BE SINGING WITH MY NOSE RIGHT OUT / SNIFFING UP THE ASSHOLE OF SOME TALENT SCOUT / NO / I NEED A WAY OUT / I NEED A SHAMAN A MENTOR / OR A KITTY KAT / I NEED A LIFE LINE / I NEED TO SEE MYSELF / BEFORE MYSELF / WITHIN MYSELF / WITHOUT MYSELF / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT TALKS LIKE YOU AND MOVES LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT FEELS LIKE YOU AND STRIKES LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT SLEEPS LIKE YOU AND FUCKS LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL I CAN RELATE TO / I SEE DARKNESS / I SEE NOTHING BUT DARKNESS / SO I CLING / I CLING TO SOMETHING OTHER THAN DARKNESS / LIKE THE PARK BENCH / OR THE LAMPOST / OR THE GLITTER IN THE DARK BEFORE THE SPARKLE / LET’S GET THIS STRAIGHT / I AIN’T WAITING / I’M THROUGH WITH THESE CONVERSATIONS / I’M GOING TO FIND MYSELF SOME INSPIRATION / GOOD TIMES PRECEDE DESPERATION / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT TALKS LIKE YOU AND MOVES LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT FEELS LIKE YOU AND STRIKES LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL THAT SLEEPS LIKE YOU AND FUCKS LIKE YOU / IS THERE AN ANIMAL I CAN RELATE TO
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03:28
THE WATER IS STILL / AS I LEFT IT / NO POWER WILL / MAKE IT SURRENDER / A WOMAN WAITS / PATIENTLY / I ASK MYSELF / WILL THIS BE MY MASTERPIECE? / NO / LIKE A TIGER / WITH A THORN IN HIS PAW / I CLAW / I HEARD A BIRD SONG / LIKE A MEMORY / I PLAYED IT SO WRONG / SO I LEARNED IT / AND WHEN I HAD MASTERED / THAT BIRD’S GENTLE COO / COO COO COO / I REALIZED I WAS JUST A BOY / JUST A BOY PITCHING WOO / WOO WOO WOO/ LIKE A TIGER / WITH A THORN IN HIS PAW / I CLAW
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03:01
QUICK REFLEX / WRITTEN ON A BASEBALL CAP/ HANDED DOWN FROM MY BROTHER / A CHILDHOOD ATTACHMENT / WORN TIGHT / SLIGHTLY TOO SMALL / PRECIOUS AS A WIDOW’S SHAWL / I CAN FEEL THE SUN’S SHADOW / CREEPING FROM ETOBICOKE / QUICK REFLEX / FLEX AND YOU’LL BE IN THE PAST / QUICK REFLEX / FLEX AND YOU’LL BE HOME AT LAST / IN THE BOSOM / OF MY FAMILY HOME / ANCIENT RELICS / SEEN TWENTY SOMETHING AUTUMN MOONS / VIDEO CAMERA / FULL AS THE MEMORY PUT IN YA / LETS PLAY FOR THE CAMERA / PLAYING IS THE BROTHER’S MANTRA / QUICK REFLEX / FLEX AND YOU’LL BE IN THE PAST / QUICK REFLEX / FLEX AND YOU’LL BE HOME AT LAST
5.
04:03
IN HER DREAM / I WAS STANDING ON THE STAIRS / WITH A CACTUS FLOWER / DID I HAVE A FACE? / OR AN EMPTY SMILE? / I REALISED / I NEVER HAD A CHOICE / LOVE IS BUT A VOICE / THAT CALLS ON YOU / IS THAT REALLY A CHOICE / NO / FOR EVERYTHING I SAY AND DO / GETS TURNED BACKWARDS / AND EVERYTHING I FEEL ABOUT YOU / MOVES INWARDS / IS THERE EVEN ONE SMALL PART / THAT BELONGS TO ME / FOR EVERYTHING I SAY AND DO / IS A PART OF YOU / NO CHANCE / YOU DANCE WITH FIRE / AND TURN AWAY / AND CRY / I SYMPATHIZE / BUT I DON’T REALLY FEEL / WHAT YOU FEEL INSIDE / I WISH THERE WAS A WAY / TO PUT THIS ON DISPLAY / OK / / FOR EVERYTHING I SAY AND DO / GETS TURNED BACKWARDS / AND EVERYTHING I FEEL ABOUT YOU / MOVES INWARDS / IS THERE EVEN ONE SMALL PART / THAT BELONGS TO ME / FOR EVERYTHING I SAY AND DO / IS A PART OF YOU / NO CHANCE / YOU DANCE WITH FIRE / AND TURN AWAY / AND CRY
6.
04:49
I’VE GOT ALL THIS HAPPINESS / THAT I MISS MY FRIEND’S SADNESS / WITH ALL THIS HAPPINESS / WHAT KIND OF FRIEND AM I TO KISS / OR CONFIDE IN / I’LL TALK TO YOU LIKE A BROTHER NOW / I SPOKE SOFT AT FIRST / THEN TURNED UP MY WRIST / I’LL BE YOUR MOTHER NOW / I’LL ROCK YOUR CRADLE TILL YOUR OFF THIS SHIT / I’LL BE SHARING ALL THOSE TEARS WITH YOU / NEVER ASKING WHY / YOU TURNED YOUR BACK TO CRY / I’LL BE SHARING ALL THOSE TEARS WITH YOU / DRESSED IN WHITE AND BLUE / FOR YOUR FUNERAL / YOU LOST SOMETHING GREAT / YOU COULDN’T SHAKE IT / DID YOU FALL INTO A STATE / A STATE OF RESTLESSNESS / AND PAIN / DON’T TRY TO GRASP IT NOW / IS IT EVER HERE FOR LONG / IS IT EVER HERE FOR LONG / I’LL BE SHARING ALL THOSE TEARS WITH YOU / NEVER ASKING WHY / YOU TURNED YOUR BACK TO CRY / I’LL BE SHARING ALL THOSE TEARS WITH YOU / DRESSED IN WHITE AND BLUE / FOR YOUR FUNERAL
7.
WAITING FOR THE FOG TO BURN AWAY / BUT WHEN WILL IT CLEAR / WHO’S TO SAY? / TELL ME WHAT WILL KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT / IF THERE IS A PINCH THERE’S A BITE / I KNOW THAT YOU DREAMED IT WOULD GO AWAY / WHO EVER DREAMS OF A SLOW DECAY / IS THERE A GOD WHOSE REACH DOES NOT SLIP AWAY / MAYBE REACHING’S A WAY / WHO KNOWS ANYWAY / LIFTING OFF/ I SEE A CLEAR VISION / YEARS FROM NOW / YOU HAVE RISEN / IS THERE A LOVE THAT IS STRONGER / THEN LOVE DIRECTED AT EGO / I KNOW THAT YOU DREAMED IT WOULD GO AWAY / WHO EVER DREAMS OF A SLOW DECAY / IS THERE A GOD WHOSE REACH DOES NOT SLIP AWAY / MAYBE REACHING’S A WAY/ WHO KNOWS ANYWAY
8.
06:35
I HELD MY BREATH / I THOUGHT IT WOULDN’T LAST / BEEN FIGHTING TOO LONG FOR SOMETHING THAT HAD PASSED / LIKE THE WHITE DEBRIS OF BURNING BUILDINGS / THERE WAS BEAUTY IN THE FIRE WE WERE BUILDING / CLEAR BEGINNINGS / CLARITY IS ICE WATER FILLING / FILLING UP MY CUP / UP MY BABY’S CUP / WE CLEARED THE GARDEN PATH / RESCUED A DRY SUCCULENT FROM DEATH / NURSED THE LITTLE GUY WITH SUN AND WATER / AND WOKE HIM UP TO TAKE HIS MORNING BATH / CLEAR BEGINNINGS / CLARITY IS ICE WATER FILLING / FILLING UP MY CUP / UP MY BABY’S CUP / WE PAUSED BEFORE TOUCHING WATER / FELT THE WIND UPON HER NAKED CHEST / DIVED INTO THE RIVER / CANNONBALL O CANNONBALL / THEN REST / CLEAR BEGINNINGS / CLARITY IS ICE WATER FILLING / FILLING UP MY CUP / UP MY BABY’S CUP

about

Luka Kuplowsky’s third full-length album, “What Kind of Animal”, assembles a collection of songs in a live session that refines and distills the unique voice of the Canadian singer-songwriter. While his 2016 release “Summon Up A Monkey King” developed a playful and deadpan lyrical voice through Jonathan Richman-esque R&B and doo-wop, “What Kind of Animal” situates this voice in a sonic whirlwind of patient stillness and careening noise. Recorded and mixed live-to-tape over a one day session in January 2016, “Animal” is a quiet meditation imploding with energy and revelation, capturing a sincere poetic voice that seeks to unravel questions of self-doubt, integrity, companionship and faith. Recalling sonic and lyrical touchstones such as Cass Mccombs’ “Wit’s End”, Smog’s “A River Ain’t Much to Love” and Lou Reed’s “Blue Mask”, this is literate and thoughtful music to imbibe and explore.

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released November 28, 2017

ALL SONGS © LUKA KUPLOWSKY 2017

THE PLAYERS: EVAN CARTWRIGHT / SAM GLEASON / CORY HARPER-LATKOVICH
HARMONIES ON QUICK REFLEX: ADA DAHLI / JULIE ARSENAULT
PRODUCED: LUKA KUPLOWSKY / THE PLAYERS / STEPHEN PRICKETT
MIXED: STEPHEN PRICKETT
ENGINEERED: STEPHEN PRICKETT / IAN GOMES
MASTERED: HARRIS NEWMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN: MELISSA RICHARDS
RECORDED AND MIXED LIVE AT UNION SOUND COMPANY 01/19/16

LOVE AND THANKS TO MO, MAMA, TATO, PETER, ADAM, YEATS, ROHMER, COLIN MEDLEY, IAN KEHOE AND ALL FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO HAVE SUPPORTED AND INSPIRED ME. THIS RECORD IS AN IDEA IN BECOMING. MORE COMING SHORTLY XO

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Luka Kuplowsky Toronto, Ontario

The new album 'Stardust' comes out October 2nd on Mama Bird Recording Co. (US/World) & Next Door Records (Canada).

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