One Thousand Wings

by White Moth Black Butterfly

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"An exceptional album from Dan Tompkins. An absolutely essential work. Experimental, accessible and quite brilliant. This ranks high amongst this year's progressive releases." - Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine.

"Wildly experimental and curiously accessible" 8/10 - Metal Hammer

"The incredible sincere delicacy of Tompkins's vocals is a perfect compliment for the programmed beats, plaintive strings and pulsing electronics throughout this album." - Windswept Edge

"Above all, the impression that “One Thousand Wings” gives is one of talented musicianship and a desire for sonic exploration, resulting in quite a hypnotic and memorable experience." - This is Not A Scene

"Sublime and emotive; ‘One Thousand Wings’ is fantastic." - A Metal State of Mind

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released November 11, 2013

'One Thousand Wings'
Co-Produced, Mixed and Edited by Keshav Dhar and Daniel Tompkins.
Recorded at Illusion Audio, India & Celestial Sound, UK. Mastered at Illusion Audio.
Design by Kara Bodegon. Photos by Stewart King Media, UK
All vocals performed by Daniel Tompkins, with contributions from Hayley Martin on 'The World Won't Sleep' and Jordan Bethany on 'Tired Eyes' and 'Faith'
All songs written by Daniel Tompkins and Keshav Dhar with the following exceptions -
Contrabass on Reluctance, Equinox, Certainty and Midnight Rivers by Christopher Haywood.
Acoustic guitars on Midnight Rivers by Kev Albis. Arrangements and guitars on Ties Of Grace by Acle Kahney. A special thank you to Ben Ansaldo as co-songwriter on Rose, Tired Eyes, Faith and Paradise.

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White Moth Black Butterfly Nottinghamshire, UK

White Moth Black Butterfly (WMBB) is the 'experimental' creation of UK singer / songwriter Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT, Skyharbor, In Colour) and Keshav Dhar (Skyharbor) With influences stemming from the likes of Massive Attack, Enigma, and Sigur Ros this cross continent studio based project emanates huge cinematic soundscapes, classical and electronic music nested with powerful vocals. ... more

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Track Name: Reluctance
RELUCTANCE (Tompkins / Dhar / Haywood)

Underneath the moon we are so brightly lit up
It's my reluctance. Why is it hard underneath the stars?
We can't be far away, my reluctance.
Lost and forgotten locks come undone
The march of a thousand wings has begun
Lost and forgotten locks come undone
The march of a thousand wings has begun
The march of a thousand wings.
Track Name: Equinox
EQUINOX (Tompkins / Dhar / Haywood)

This world of yours, it's taking hold.
Watch the needle, fight the tide
Set sail, leave the past behind
I never wanted this incredible motion
I never wanted this powerful notion
I'm waiting for you, hoping you will come
This world of yours it's taking hold
Watch the needle, fight the tide
Leave the life you had behind
Watch the needle, fight the tide
Sail away from broken life
Watch the burning embers glow
Heaven let the passion flow
Watch the burning embers glow
Heaven let the passion flow
Track Name: Ties of Grace
TIES OF GRACE (Tompkins / Kahney / Dhar)

I stand here face to face, heart to heart
Ties of Grace torn apart, thrown aside
Only the winds, the winds of your love
Mind full of trouble
I fell to my knees, my head in my hand
A heart full of troubled times
I lost my faith, got lost in the crowd
A heart full of trouble
I lost my soul, got lost in the crowd
A heart full of trouble
It tore me down and blackened the skies
I wander through the streets
Anyway the wind decides the blow
Only the winds, the winds of your love
Mind full of trouble
I lost my faith, got lost in the crowd
A heart full of trouble
But only the wind is blowing me back
Track Name: The World Won't Sleep
The World Won't Sleep (Tompkins / Martin / Dhar)

Patiently waiting they never saw, never heard,
The ending to this lonely world
Lonely, endless, it watched us all burn and fall,
Letting light into the world

Letting light into the world
Letting light into the world
Letting light into the world
Letting light into the world

The world won't sleep 'cause we need peace
Gotta peel our eyelids open
(We'll be as one)

You let the light in, let the light of the world

The world won't sleep 'cause we need peace
Gotta peel our eyelids open
(We'll be as one)

The world will be as one
Be as one, let the light in
Be as one, you let the light in
Track Name: Rose
ROSE (Tompkins / Ansaldo)

There's nothing, there's nothing without you
I give this rose to you
Now why am I here when they will remain?
Am I nothing but shadow hiding, fading into the dark?
I declare my love for you
I have nothing but you
Am I nothing but a shadow?
God if you took me would they even care?
Am I nothing but a shadow?
Am I nothing but a lost soul?
Oh creator of this world
Show compassion, I give control
Raise me up and now I'm gone
Track Name: Midnight Rivers
MIDNIGHT RIVERS (Tompkins / Albis / Dhar)

No-one can see me at all
As I glide through the heather alone
Song in the distant as I call your name over
Where are you now, so out of reach?
Don't cry over me
Where are you now?
Waiting for you
I run through the fields of my youth
I'll hide in Midnight Rivers
Where are you now, so out of reach?
Don't cry over me
Where are you now?
Where are you now? (Here)
Where are you now? (Here)
Where are you now? (Here)
Where are you now?
Track Name: Tired Eyes
TIRED EYES (Ansaldo / Tompkins / Bethany)

There's something about you I realise
A magic surrounds you trapped in time
Watching, waiting, anticipating
Hoping, holding, dreaming is knowing that I miss you
I'll find you in my memories
Turn away, tired eyes
You remain by my side
There's something about you I realise
A magic surrounds you trapped in time
Watch me, hold me freely, keep me 'cause I miss you
I'll find you in my memories, in my dream
Watch me, hold me freely, keep me 'cause I miss you
I'll find you in my memories, look away
Track Name: Certainty
CERTAINTY (Tompkins / Dhar / Haywood)

Life giving sun, it calls your name
Across the world the earth has changed
Life giving sun, it calls your name
Across the world we live in shame
Life giving sun, it calls your name
Across the world the earth has changed
Life giving sun, it calls your name
And all the time it's just a game
Even though you are the one
The one that makes this feel so oh so real
Even though you are the one
The way you make me feel is oh so real
You are the one
Through the darkness of the ages
There was living sun
They were living the danger
Living through the passion and lust
They prayed for safety in fields of trust
You are the one life giving son
Even though you are the one
The one that makes this feel so, oh so real
Even though you are the one
The way you make me feel is oh so real
You are the one
Track Name: Omen
OMEN (Tompkins / Dhar)

I played my part but how did you get to be in my heart
And did you find it hard to resist, my friend
You came to find me and had your way
No, nobody believed me and now I know this was real
Oh, give me a reason to trust in your words
But did you find it hard to resist, my friend
You came to find me and have your way
But no, nobody believed me and now I know this is real
This was real
It shook me it didn't care
My senses were everywhere
The temperature was so cool.
Something was pushing through
The letters were mine to bear.
A tension was in the air
A miracle there I swear.
Message, message, message, message there I swear
Track Name: Faith
FAITH (Tompkins / Ansaldo / Bethany)

Call upon me now
You know I'm stuck in my ways?
I'll liberate you from your history somehow
How long have I been living this way?
Call upon me now
Separate the vision from the sound
These tears are over now
Can you see the light is shining?
I can be the hope you hold
These tears are over now
Can you see the light is shining?
I can be the hope that comes to you
Oh they're over now
Can you see the light is shining?
I can be the hope you hold
These tears, they're over now
Fall into me now
You know I'm slipping away?
I'll cover you there's nothing to be found
Can you hear this? Did you forget about me?
Fall into me now, It's over now
These tears are over now
Can you see the light is shining?
I can be the hope you hold
These tears are over now
Can you see the light is shining?
I can be the hope that comes to you
I watched you fall through it all
You never saw it coming
I watched you fall through it all
As I sleep you remain
I knew your time was coming
Although you change you give me faith
Although you change
You give me, you give me faith
Although you change
I knew your time was coming
You give me faith, give me faith, give me faith
You give me faith, give me faith
Track Name: Paradise
PARADISE (Tompkins / Ansaldo / Dhar)

We are broken people
Disappearing deep into the night
Satisfied so freely
With a desperation to ignite
Are you waiting for a chance to shine
In a different life, in a better time?
You should belong to me, taken from the world
Wish I could set you free but now you 're too far gone
Wicked eyes on me setting fire to the world
Wish I could set you free but now you're too far gone
We are lucky people
Living in a world of paradise
These never ending pleasures
Will disappear one day into the light
Are you waiting for a chance to shine
In a different life, in a better time?
You should belong to me
Taken from the world
Wish I could set you free but now you 're too far gone
Wicked eyes on me setting fire to the world
Wish I could set you free but now you're too far gone
You should belong to me
Taken from the world
Wish I could set you free but now you 're too far gone
Wicked eyes on me setting fire to the world
Wish I could set you free but now you're too far gone