MAGO

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released November 4, 2016

WORDS AND MUSIC by MAGO (Mateo Lugo)
ALL VOX + INSTRUMENTS PERFORMED by MAGO except Cello by Marissa Deitz on “THEM”.
PRODUCED by Chace Wall and MAGO
ENGINEERED / RECORDED by Chace Wall
MASTERED by Manuel Jimenez (Arimaka)
COVER ART and DESIGN by Nika Aila States
RELEASED by OTHER COAST RECORDS

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MAGO Oakland, California

Guitarist, composer and improviser engaged in imagined, algorithmic and poetic procedures to arrive at unfamiliar sounds and configurations.

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Track Name: Bellows
In the bellows of an early lion
I'd fallen in comatose
After the wheels spun around
taking off, landing back where I started...

There looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide
There looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide

How far will you wander on
Not knowing your fear from daring
Should I go on, should I turn around
unavowed, to look back where I started...

There looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide
There looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide

What's one bruise once in while, what's one bruise
What's one bruise once in while, what's one bruise
What's one bruise once in while, what's one bruise
What's one bruise once in while, what's one bruise

What's one bruise once in while through the turn style
getting where I need to go
What's one bruise once in while through the turn style
getting where I need to go
What's one bruise once in while through the turn style
getting where I need to go

In the bellows of an early lion
I've fallen in comatose
After the wheels spun around
taking off, landing back where I started...

Here looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide
Here looking out through teeth while the beast is smiling wide
Track Name: Arcanum XII
You've settled alone
No sound even satellite
Surrounded by weathered bones
Your feet and arms are sown tight
You sit in your stone desert
and cleared all the crows in your head

Telephone the men who know
What's known to them
May never roam outside these boundaries

Your image inverted
To rattle your blood alive
You let loose your spinal nerve
Your breathing slows to serve night
You drive hairpin curves creeping
Nothing deserving a cage

Penny worthy to be told
Hard earned to be
They never learn outside these boundaries

I'm outside, I'm outside, I'm outside
You decide, you decide, you decide
I'm outside, I'm outside, I'm outside
You decide, you decide, you decide...
Track Name: In My Mind
I feel something old
In your touching hand
I see something wild
Been there since you were a child

I bow and close my eyes
In hopes this will suffice
In moving something old
Out to where it can rise

In my mind, everything is ok
Outside, it's become hard to say
Open up

And when you meet the sound
In quiet and in loud
Your body now unwound
Leaves traces on the ground

I bow and kneel to see
How they turn out to be
You're changing into gold
What's left while they're asleep

In my mind, everything is ok
Outside, it's become hard to say
Open up
Track Name: Them
I'm entering the data into the machine
So it finds something inside me that I have never seen
Tracing out my own body into what it speaks
And it's telling me to stay but all I wanna do is leave.

I don't want to rely on them
but I only know them
I don't want to rely on them
but I only know them
They're unpredictable, unmanageable and too clever
It's undeniable how down the line the goal is never the same

I've grown believing others wouldn't understand
When I go into myself if they try to lend a hand
Christening old shipwreck when all they know is land
While many years have gone since I've stepped into the sand

I don't want to rely on them
but I only know them
I don't want to rely on them
but I only know them
I don't want to be a burden
but I only know them
They're unpredictable, unmanageable and too clever
It's undeniable how down the line the goal is never the same