soma mestizo

soma mestizo

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Merging passion with intellect, dub earth beats with simulated earthly/unearthly sounds. Soma Mestizo, is the thing: Indigenous meets technology, sex meets holiness.

Biography

The professor got her groove on…yes Martha you can care about yes Martha you can care about
the environment; want to smack the sh-t out of war mongers; work to put an end to all the bad –isms and all the while shake your cute white, black, brown, yellow, red, indescribable, indefinable ass. How? Well sit down Martha we gotta a story to tell: Soma Mestizo is 21st century music made by elements seen, felt and heard from all centuries proceeding. So Soma “found the line between technology and organic and then dances across it.” At least that is how Scott Mervis of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette explained it.

Merging passion with intellect, dub earth beats with simulated earthly/unearthly sounds. Soma Mestizo brings an artistic precision to the medium of music. The poetry and prose of the lyrics melds with the sensual guitar, percussion and bass team up mimicking pulsating blood and of the unseen but felt soul. Lead singer and co-founder Christiane D. says: “Making music is akin to painting on a large canvas. Usually one paints alone, quite a solitary event. But with music, everyone is adding their own texture and color to create the piece.” The art metaphor is apt, as music critic Kenneth Mowery states; “Although "artist" is the title given to virtually every recording musician these days, the case could be made that precious little of the music recorded today is actually art. However the work of Soma Mestizo ranges into that lofty realm.”

Soma Mestizo means "a body of mixtures" and the name, in the case of Soma Mestizo, is the thing: Indigenous meets technology, sex meets holiness, love meets truth. Newest member Beau De Monte says; “Soma is a very inspiring entity. It is something you experience and walk away impressed in some way.” Christiane D. explains, the process is as complex as the arrangements and as organic as the experience: “Any song, sound, chord, idea needs to have been through the blender of the myriad-flipped-oblique-spinning-twisted-backwards turned inside out revolution.” - Tereneh Mosley

Lyrics

Bomb

Written By: Christiane D, Soma Mestizo

it's a beautiful day
i awaken quietly in my suburban neighborhood
lift my freshly moussed tangerine hair
off of my purple martha stewart pillow
brush my $ 10,000 dollar cover girl smile
with minty fresh colgate

i am using pliers to pull up the zipper on my clitoris numbing jeans
see i want to be thinner than ever
want to be on the cover of a magazine

it's a beautiful day when bombs fall it's a beautiful day when bombs fall somewhereelse and i'm living free and i'm livin free and i ain't thinking about you, i'm gettin mines

i walk unfettered to the center of hip
i call my only black friend
for a five dollar cappuccino
see we're a benetton ad waiting to explode

my parents have forgotten how to talk to me
all they do is make money
i've got a gold card in my back pocket
waiting to spend the third world into the ground

it's a beautiful day when bombs fall somewhere else
and i'm living free i ain't thinking about you i'm gettin mine

me and my pierced japanese filmmaker dj boyfriend we're shooting heroinein the mall bathroom, because it's so fucking coooool
and
i'm having sex, whenever and wherever
i'm
unprotected
i have
to confused the desire to be desired
with the desire to be trully valued
and in the middle of it all her cell phone rings
itâs a beautiful day when bombs fall somewhereelse
and i'm living free
i ain't thinking about you 'm gettin mine i ain't thinking about you 'm gettin mine i ain't thinking about you 'm gettin mine i ain't thinking about you 'm gettin mine i ain't thinking about you 'm gettin mine

Lack of Investment

Written By: Christiane D, Soma Mestizo

if i was a man
i'd kick your ass
but for now i will kill you with words
being with you is like being all by myself
minus the aggravation
of deep sea hiding
what is your love for
anyway1
changes from day to day to day
from irritation to hate
being with you is like being all by myself
you want a medal for the things
for the things you should have done
and mucho sympathy for the things you've left undone
oh, please show me, please show me, please show me
the mustard seed
from one who isn't suffering
in the shadows i'm praised as a saint
but in the light i'm forgotten
hahahahahahaha
being with you is like being all by myself
your lack of investment
keeps pushing me back
your lack of investment keeps pushing me back
see you've been hunted with skill
you couldn't even appreciate
i encounter again and again
emotional punks who are emotionally weak
and continually display an emotional lack of skill
can't even swim in the waters that birthed you
you exported yourself
like ah, like ah foreign object
stupidity always brings out the rage in me
oh how hard is it to speak
the tongue that selects, selects selects
the illusions and sets them free
your lack of investment
is pushing me back
your lack of investment is pushing me back
so you do what you choose
and you do what you like
but remember there's karma
at the end of the night
so what is your love for anyway
it changes from day to day to day
from irritation to hate

Discography

Life of a Toy
Interim I
Peepshow
Silversun ep
NOWAR3
IR#2
Interim II
IR # 4
Nasty Boy ep
IR 13
TELOMERE

Set List

However
Flippin u off
Someday
Woman at the Edge of the World
Spiders & cockroaches
Bomb
Bury the bone
Black girl
Marlene
Silver suit
Sunshine
Like I�ve told you
Quotas
Had ur back
Watchin fish
Coming and goings
Love to Sex
The Sound
Lunar Cycles
Bring it on
NoWAr
Mad over Me
Animals
Sick
Next Victim
I lose my mind
Ritual
Klan
Baby Blue
Nail in her coffin
Pacque'
Nasty Boy
Deeper

We tailor our sets to the event, so our sets can be as short as 20 minutes and as long as 2 hours.

We perform 2 cover songs: Kraftwerk's, Trans Europe Express, Billie Holiday's, Strange Fruit