"She came from a long, long way, but I saw her at last, walking, my daughter, my girl, across the fields,
in bare feet, bringing all spring’s flowers to her mother’s house. I swear the air softened and warmed as she moved,
the blue sky smiling, none too soon, with the small shy mouth of a new moon."
From "Demeter" by Carol Ann Duffy
Pisces Season Mix ~ Sold
We have been graced with a Pisces Season mix from Chicago DJ and artist, Sold. It is a reflective, intricate mix of music taken from and inspired by Sold's favourite anime. They have shared some words about their journey and inspiration while making this mix below - this is a true moment of joy for us and we hope you enjoy the mix as much as we do.
"This started out as a mix entirely comprised of pieces from my favorite anime, RahXephon. I wanted to do this because the composer Ichiko Hashimoto is an amazing versatile musician; she can make delicately beautiful songs and then turn around and make something that perfectly encapsulates utter dread. Instead I decided to turn it into an homage to different anime that I have loved over the years, from my initial exposure to the medium to the very recent. Only in the last year or so has it dawned on me just how instrumental anime was in helping me understand who I am, second only to music itself.
There’s a lot I wasn’t able to include because it didn’t fit the tonality, it was really important for the mix to have a natural flow like watching a movie. It’s broken down into 4 parts - Dread, Release, Contemplation and Acceptance; ideally the pieces I choose reflect these movements. Anime is obviously not specific to being a Pisces, but deep emotions are, and both anime and music are two ways I’ve best connected to that emotional part of myself over the years, and this mix is a culmination of that."
Tink warns that she’ll “Have you calling up your ex baby I need that right now, Have you scrolling through your texts thinking ‘bout how we laid it down, When it rains, when it rains, when it rains”. This Pisces Season lean into your sensual side, be that with someone else your yourself. Just make sure you’re listening.
Perhaps the most famous of the Pisces, Rihanna ponders “I’d rather be smoking weed, whenever we breathe, Everytime you kiss me, Don’t say that you miss me, Just come get me”. Pisces are often pinned down as indecisive and indirect, but Rihanna shows us that softness and weakness are not synonymous. Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.
Happy 50th birthday to Erykah Badu who reminds us to stay hydrated and nourished; “If you want to feel me, Better be divine, Bring me water, water for my mind”. You’ve heard of food for thought, but Pisces always bring it back to the fluidity of the situation.
Nature is healing
Ok I know that meme is very lockdown one but now that the sun has been peeking out from behind the clouds, I have been actually going outside for the first time since October, and let me tell you, it is lovely out there. Every time I go outside I am like “wow!!!!!!!!!!! nature!!!!!!!!!! air!!!!!!!!!!!! it feels so nice!!!!!!!!!!!”. So here are some nice nature moments from some recent walks in and around Leeds, to thaw our frozen bones and remind us to breathe in the gentleness of our surroundings.
Take care, sweet loves, take care.
Love from Hel X