artemis

artemis

BandAlternativeEDM

Artemis' husky, heavenly alto floats over dreamy organic soundscapes and smart, dynamic beats. Combining elements of trip-hop, drum and bass, breakbeat and poptronica, Artemis fuses a hybrid sound that can take you from a rocking club to a late night lounge and everywhere in between.

Biography

Breathing a rich dose of soul into the cool digital world, Artemis brews up seductive sonic concoctions, deftly weaving poetry and pure emotion into psychoacoustic landscapes pulsing with life both otherworldly and organic. With her roots in classical and folk music, training in vocal traditions from several corners of the globe, and an ear for innovation, Artemis puts electronic music's limitless spectrum to bold use. Her style ranges from sparse and sparkling to richly symphonic, blending elements of trip-hop, downtempo, drum and bass, breakbeats, and electro-pop to create a potent fusion set ablaze with siren vocals as riveting as they are intimate.

Artemis is joined by fellow members of electronic artist collective RTFM for live performances featuring Artemis on vocals, flutes and theremin, Keith Crusher on bass, programming and live effects, Daniel Berkman on handsonic percussion, African kora, keys and guitar, and Cliff Tune on V-drums. Ben Davis (reFRACTion) rounds out the show with engaging lighting/video and set design. Artemis's sibylline lyrical vision and a posse of extraordinary artists of sound and light weld a hypnotic synergy, offering the audience an inspiring aural and visual journey.

Artemis releases Gravity (2005) and Undone (2001) have garnered praise and press in publications from the New York Times to Remix, Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines. Artemis is a top seller with online music label Magnatune, and is signed with Cyberset, a new-edge label focused on progressive music in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her music receives airplay in the U.S. and internationally, and has been licensed for television, video and compilations. Her team's pioneering production techniques have been published by the Berklee Press and Remix Magazine, and her tracks are used to teach online music production courses at Berklee College of Music. Artemis has recorded and collaborated with producers worldwide including Toby Marks of Banco de Gaia, and former Duran Duran manager Paul Berrow. Artemis and her band are currently in the studio working on their next release, due in 2008.

www.artemis.fm
www.rtfmrecords.com
www.magnatune.com
www.cyberset.cc

Lyrics

Fountain of Life

Written By: Artemis

i ascend from the moon
i ascend from the night
to swim the endless fluid freedom
to find my delight

wide as the ocean
where it kisses the sky
love’s pure water
fountain of life

under the waves
and dreaming
every molecule of me
rearranging

it’s a chemical reaction
i can’t hide
my resistance is low
volatility on the rise
like a fountain of life

Lagoon

Written By: Artemis

grandmother gets dressed up like a wolf
she says the only religion to be true
is the smell of the sea and the sound of the wind
when you take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on in

you build them up
and you break them down
with all those bright ideas you could build a bustling town
or you could cool your mind from building empires in the sky
just take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on by

baba baba
it’s a wide open sky

spiraling down like an ammonite
made of tides and twilight
crushed like a shell beneath your step
born again from your lips

grandmother gets dressed up like a wolf
she says the thing that always brings me back to you
is the smell of the sea and the sound of the wind
when i take a deep breath and let the whole world
rush on in

baba baba
it’s a wide open sky

Hypno

Written By: Artemis

it’s been a long night
the warmth of you washed the strange clouds from my eyes
rolled all my dreams into one
perfect little world
one tiny seed i hold in my hand
one key that turns

if my heart beats faster
if time is slowing down
it doesn’t frighten me
i’m still spinning round

watching dark turn into light
turn into dark turn into light

when my tongue is tingling
for a bit of sunshine
one ray comes to crack me open
spill me on the ground
so i can mingle
with the earth and stones
mix a little new life
into these bones

if my heart beats faster
if time is slowing down
it doesn’t frighten me
i’m still spinning round

watching dark turn into light
turn into dark turn into light

Supernatural

Written By: Artemis

can’t pull the world over my eyes
got no splinter in my mind
could you be anyone

i say too much for the emptiness
tangle it in pencil fences
we walk in twisted midnight
under an alien sky
the moon your truest lover
a little like mine

supernatural love
supernatural

you leave the message for me
written in street signs
lit up like neon
like only you can turn them on
cock crows at the break of day
sometimes in the afternoon
just because he feels that way
just because he feels it too

supernatural love
supernatural

i’ll aim straight so you can weave round me
side to side spiraling wide
like swimming in a gentle sea
suspend a bridge from me to you
of copper and brilliant blue
just like the color of

supernatural love
supernatural

hear you cry out
where’s my tribe
painted on the inside
behind your eyes

supernatural

8 Seconds

Written By: Artemis

suckling at the nectar of dreams
let this body be a honeytree
leaves like dragonfly wings
this world is beautiful
i'm still listening

eight seconds at the speed of light
to get us to the sun
i'll be your one way ticket
i'll be your joan of arc
joy enough to rearrange the heavens
from one tiny spark

these words are virgins
lying naked under balmy moons
under halos of luminescence
bathed in twinkling
heartbeat solar flare
rippling through the radio waves
just a momentary eruption
fading into space

eight seconds...

hummingbirds and elephants
strange jungle in these dreams
stampeding through the ether
pulse out your message to me
streaks of crimson in a deep blue sky
bright as tigers eyes
light tendrils flowing through me
sweet electricity

eight seconds...

Discography

Treasure EP - 1999
Undone - 2001
Red Bull Ascension Compilation - 2004
Gravity - 2005
Orbits (remixes) - 2007
Digital Bliss Vol. 1 - 2007
Cyberset - Music from the New Edge Vol. 1 - 2007
Destination Lounge SF Vol. 2 - 2007

Many of our tracks have streaming and radio play on stations like Groovera, Groove Salad (Soma.fm), KCRW, SJSU, Pirate Cat and a host of other college and internet radio stations, podcasts, etc.

Set List

Sync or Swim
Fountain of Life
Lagoon
Inception
La Belle
Hypno
Only Begun (Biomechanoid Remix)
Prayer
Charming Gun (Ripes Remix)
Changing Sky

For more downtempo sets:
Angel
Beautiful Life
Subterranean
Only Begun (original mix)
Supernatural
Beside U

Sets are usually 45 minutes to 1 hour.