Invisible Allies are explorers of the digital mysteries, documenters of forbidden histories and technoid inductees into the college of prismatic sound design. Collaborating through secret transmissions written in cyphers of bark and seeds, the musical collaboration of Bluetech and KiloWatts is decidedly unclassifiable in terms of genre, skipping school with warehouse dub theatrics, having an illicit romance with psychedelic production techniques and participating in a class riot against normality with techno, ambient, downtempo, breaks, and broken beatscapes.
I saw you through the long wind, coming
open to give fragrant hope to my pollen laden wings,
yearning through winters bridgeless river long
awaiting, waiting, longing,
the ascent of velvet spiral stairs;
the ambrosia petals to your honey bleeding heart.
Now I see you through this dense rain, sing
your velvet speckled skin and tender nectar
so you know:
I see you.
My footfalls like jazz on the rooftops of home. Wait
now only for the storm to pass
that these feet might touch your earth again.
the sky, it weeps between us.
And you, my flowering love, are fed.
And the weeping stopped.
At last came time to mend;
your touch like needles on my wounded feet, re-
membering the edges of a landscape torn by time.
Our tears, as nectar, promise to the rain a future
of flowers to feed. We:
you and bee: open honey holding hearts to bleed
I tasted of you in dreams.
Long had I beheld your fragrance.
It's good to feel your breath again.
- Poem by Lily Ross
released May 24, 2014
Written and produced by Jamie Watts and Evan Bartholomew.
Additional musicians: Meryl Joan, Flute on The Long Wind; Nils Bultmann, Violin on Bee's Longing; Jason Rinker, Tablas on Spiral Staircase; Dan Covan, Trumpet on And The Weeping Stopped; Sonja Drakulich, Vocals on Mending Time.