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Apothecary

by Headless Relatives

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Hyssop 03:30
Purge me with hyssop And I will be clean Rid of the taint of all the horrors I have seen Purge me with hyssop And I will be scoured Of all of the toxins and the poisons I've devoured Purge me with hyssop And I will be free Of the nightmare shadows that convene around me Purge me with hyssop Spread it on my skin And I'll be relieved from all the pain that I've been in Purge me with hyssop But not today Because if it fails my last hope will melt away
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Wood Betony
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Benzoin
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Sanguinaria
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Willow
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Botanical Daydream

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I found several years ago that working around a particular theme can help me when I’m writing songs. One of my first experiments in this vein was a collection of songs about plants used in herbal medicine and ritual magic. None of those songs are on this EP. Last year, however, I did return to the idea, and I ended up with these six songs.

Instrumentally, Apothecary definitely leans into the folk side of my music, and lyrically there are threads of fatalism and weariness. When I’m listening to music, I find that songs that explore darker themes are very bolstering. Writing and recording these songs was a cathartic experience for me and I hope that listening to them can be for you as well.

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releases October 22, 2021

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Seth Biskind

Cover photography and design by Seth Biskind

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Headless Relatives Glens Falls, New York

Headless Relatives play songs. These songs feature desperate individuals, bittersweet memories, and ancient Egyptian gods. Some of these songs can be found here.

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