Matryoshka

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She lay on her back in the bathtub
and made small waves on the island of her belly
all alone in the company of her matryoshka

She lay on her side on the hardwood floor
curled up beneath the melting piano
the paintings on the wall melting down
into a rainbow puddle

She lay on her back on a stretcher
the nurse has dark skies
underneath his tired eyes
the janitor sang as she swept

The mountain range of heartbeats
sloping down to flatlands
the blue gloves reaching underground
to pull out the matryoshka

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from Painting & Drawing, released March 15, 2013
Words by Zoe Guigueno, Music by Zoe Guigueno & Taylor Ashton
Performed by Zoe Guigueno & Taylor Ashton
Recorded by Darwin Baker, Mixed by Adam Iredale-Gray, Mastered by Nathan Moore (NCM Sound)

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Bull Kelp Toronto, Ontario

Bull Kelp is Taylor Ashton and Zoe Guigueno. The two played together in the five-piece band Fish & Bird for two years, and when Zoe left that band the two formed Bull Kelp as a way to keep playing together and to play new tunes in a sparse musical setting.
With a guitar, a banjo and an upright bass, Taylor and Zoe weave dense lyrics in harmony through unconventional chord changes
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