All Around Us

by Rosa Sky

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Presenting the second album of Rosa Sky.

A total of 13 songs recorded in two days, at "De School van Frieswijk", the Netherlands. Recorded in springtime 2011. A fine ambiant live sound. Later on some mandolin, bluesharp, lapsteel , cello & backgroundvocals were added. Recorded and mixed by Martin van der Vrugt .
Produced by Rosa Sky and Martin van de Vrugt
CD release@Theater Odeon Zwolle 29/10/2011
Mastered by Pier-Durk Hogeterp@The Saint Of Sound Studio. Artwork by Ilse Gerritsen , photography by Ben Vulkers
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Review Fret Magazine Maart/April 2012:
"Met All Around Us zet Rosa Sky, na het debuut Sweet Surrender uit 2008, een onwaarschijnlijke stap voorwaarts. Dynamische folk, roots en een scheutje rauwe country, ingekapseld in veelzijdige nummers met de juiste balans in tempo en sfeer, maken All Around Us uitermate prettig om naar te luisteren. Nicole Schouten is het absolute boegbeeld van deze band met haar afwisselend breekbare en krachtige vocalen."
Ferenc Koolen Fret magazine Maart/April 2012

Review popmagazine Heaven:
"In De School van Frieswijk heeft zangeres Nicole Schouten met geestverwanten onder de groepsnaam Rosa Sky het album All Around Us live opgenomen. Nicole, de Trots van Zwolle, schrijft samen met snarenvirtuoos Ben Jasink de liedjes van een album dat het nationale gemoed gelukkig stemt. De ruimtelijke en transparant opgenomen liedjes bestrijken een breed spectrum aan invloeden. Blues-, jazz-, folk- en americana-accenten worden met veel kunde aangewend om tot een geheel te komen waar ze ook internationaal mee voor de dag kunnen komen" (Eigen Beheer/www.rosasky.nl ***1/2)
Redactie popmagazine Heaven 2012

Review Musicmaker 11/2011:
"Normaal gesproken ben ik nooit zo'n fan van vrouwelijke zangstemmen, maar voor zangeres Nicole Schouten maak ik graag een uitzondering. Met haar soms breekbare, maar daarnaast ook rauwe en krachtige stem weet ze constant te boeien en te raken. Naast haar vocalen zijn het vooral de twee akoestische gitaren die de liedjes dragen en ervoor zorgen dat je in vervoering raakt. De plaat is voorzien van goede arrangementen en een prettige mix van americana, folk en country, met af en toe een uitstapje naar een jazzy sound. De afwisseling van melancholische nummers met meer uptempo songs maakt het een interessant album om naar te luisteren. Bovendien is de keuze om de cd op te nemen in De School van Frieswijk een goede beslissing geweest. Hierdoor is een zekere live-sound ontstaan waardoor het geheel sfeervol, intiem en oprecht klinkt. Vooral de titeltrack is daar een goed voorbeeld van.”
Ella-Milou Quist Musicmaker december 2011

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released October 29, 2011

Musicians: Schouten/Jasink/Holthuis/Mellema/Ten Brinke/Gerritsen/van de Vrugt.
Recorded &Mixed by Martin van de Vrugt. Produced by Rosa Sky& Martin van Vrugt,. Mastered by Pier-Durk Hogeterp,. Artwork by Ilse Gerritsen. Photography by Ben Vulkers

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Rosa Sky is authentic, passionate music ,somewhere between alt.country, blues, Indie- pop.
First release Sweet Surrender 2008, Last release All Around Us Oct. 2011. Rosa Sky is: Nicole Schouten:vocals, Ben Jasink: guitar, Henk Mellema: bass, René Holthuis guitar/lapsteel, Marleen Santen:drums&vocals. New release spring 2015!
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Track Name: All Around Us
All around us
Time is way ahead of us again. And I can only turn around, turn around to see what’s unchangeable to me.
Like an oyster in a shell, we know nothing of the sea. Big blue infinity all around you and me. Eyes closed fixes we fix our dreams. Thinking it is heaven. Thinking it is hell. That’s unchangeable to me.
All around us.
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless, neither from nor towards. At the still point – there the dance is.
All around us.
Track Name: For No Apparent Reason
Sitting in the back of a café, sipping my coffee, just feeling good, just feeling happy for no apparent reason. And again we are changing. Life is changing us again and we move along. So happy, we’re still moving, for no apparent reason. Pushing us forward, the wheel of life. It’s ever changing grooves, my ever changing moods, for no apparent reason.
Never know what comes first; the thought or the feeling? Just feeling good. My luck will turn any day now, anyway now.
Sitting on top of a white horse, sun in my back. And the road before me invites me and excites me for no apparent reason. Pushing us forward, the wheel of life. It’s ever changing grooves, my ever changing moods, for no apparent reason. My luck will turn any day now, anyway now.
Track Name: No Words
No words, no words and nothing to hold. I guess I’m drifting into the night. Drifting apart.
The night bird send his cry, while I am wondering why. I hate to say things won’t work out. Can’t get it out of my mouth.
No tears, no tears, just wondering why the meeting at this point again and again. No, no tears, no tears, just wondering why. The meeting at this point in the still of the night. Losing the fight.
But everyday’s another one and I’m the kind that keeps holding on. I get entangled bit by bit, losing my grip.
No hopes, no fears and nothing to gain. I guess I’m drifting into the night. Drifting apart.
Track Name: Carried Away
At the end of a day, at the end of a street, is where I’ll take my feet, to carry me away. Golden light on my feet on its way moving through the place I once knew, facing you, being blue. I can no other but say I’m just not in to you that way. Let’s just say you’re OK. You can take me away. I get carried away easily.
Thinking how it would be to be with you and move towards you. Hiding in the weakness of the trembling body- I walk the hall of fame today. I can no other but say I’m just not in to you that way. Let’s just say you’re OK. You can take me away. I get carried away easily.
No one remembers where the rhino came from, but he was there – he was everywhere.
I can no other but say, I’m just not in to you that way. Let’s just say I’m OK. Your princess for the day. Release me, release me – take me away. Easily.
Track Name: Stubborn Mule
You’re like a stubborn mule on a one way bridge and I am pushing on the wrong side. Well I told you once. Am gonna tell you twice. But you ain’t gonna listen anyway.
I could be crying out my eyes now. I could be standing on my head. I guess I’m barking up the wrong tree now ‘cause this won’t change your stubborn head.
You’re dedicated to have it all your way no matter what another has to say. I’ll need a carrot and a good long stick to get you anyway near I want.
I could be crying out my eyes now. I could be standing on my head. I guess I’m barking up the wrong tree now ‘cause this won’t change your stubborn head.
Man wants woman and woman wants man. That’s just what it boils down to when to two of us will meet again. Just tell me when.
You’re like a stubborn mule on a one way bridge and I am pushing on the wrong side.
I could be crying out my eyes now. I could be standing on my head. I guess I’m barking up the wrong tree now ,‘cause this won’t change your stubborn head.
Man wants woman and woman wants man. That’s just what it boils down to when to two of us will meet again. Just tell me when. You’re just that kind of man.
Track Name: Big Sky
I have fallen from a far, out of the big sky, out of the big heart. Into the borders of my own skin I breath in to breath out. I always felt we were the dreams of giants in the big sky. We fell apart.
We have fallen in love to find the big sky, return to the big heart. Out of the boundaries of our own skins. To breathe in, to breathe out. I always felt we were the dreams of giants in the big sky.
O great spirit -earth, wind, fire and sea- you are inside and all around of me.
I always felt we were the dreams of giants in the big sky.
Track Name: Connected
Scares me to think this is the same as ten years ago. I had the same thought. Circular life, where does it end? It comes and goes, don’t worry.
Our faces still the same but older now. Still wondering how we can get connected.
Out of the water, he came. Out of the water. I had to kiss him just because he was there. Over the black sands I walked. Down the mountain I strolled. He had to catch me in his eye.
Our faces still the same but older now. Still wondering how we can get connected. Changing the view from craving to desire.
Hey you, don’t worry. Everything will turn out right in the end. Even when you’re deep down now. Just let yourself fall lovingly. The bottom will bounce you back and you’ll start swimming to the light again. It’s an natural thing, a natural thing.
Our faces still the same but older now. Still wondering how we can get connected. Changing the view from craving to desire.
Track Name: Hit The Bottom
Every time you look out of your window the view has changed again. Look at your friends are calling for you to come out. You’re finding out that life is serious business and then again it’s not. For what you truly are it cannot been said.
Don’t point your finger at the one that easily takes the blame. Don’t point your finger at someone so you can stay the same.
You’re gonna hit the bottom; go down to the ocean floor. You’re gonna hit the bottom; to find out what you’re looking for.
Every time I look at your face the truth as changed again. And all the things I should have done pile up to a mountain of guild. Should I turn you around or just wait and see? Should I fight your ways or put the blame on me?
Don’t point your finger at the one that easily takes the blame. Don’t point your finger at someone so you can stay the same.
You’re gonna hit the bottom; go down to the ocean floor. You’re gonna hit the bottom; to find out what you’re looking for.
Go where you wanna go, go run your own show. See what you wanna see. Be what you wanna be.
You’re gonna hit the bottom; go down to the ocean floor. You’re gonna hit the bottom; to find out what you’re looking for.
I let you go. Go to the bottom of this. I let you go. Swim to the bottom. I let you go. Swim to the ocean.
Track Name: Dreamdancer
Sandalwood smells like my grandfather’s garden. Is full of roses, full of grace. There’s a bear here at night, we’re sure of it. See it’s footsteps, giant footsteps in the sand.
Fairytale dancer come out of your box. And dance to the mirror that I dream of.
For the world’s a big place and it’s all my grandpa’s kingdom. One by one I tuck the beans under the sand. I take his big hand. And everyone I know is here. Everyone I know and love is here.
Fairytale dancer come out of your box. And dance to the mirror that I dream of.
Track Name: White Jacket
I once had a white jacket. I wore it all day. We bought it in Sweden one day. You walked the white sands to catch a cloud. I couldn’t stop laughing when you shouted: this could be the way, the only way I know, to let it all out.
Then I had a red jacket. It was all torn apart. I went to the tailor – man he was smart! Now he walks the white sand – just like you do! And I couldn’t stop laughing when he shouted: this could me the only way the only way I know – the only way for us to let it all out.
Track Name: I Want You
Surfing on the world wide web. I’m surfing on the world wide web. Daddy, where are you? Where are you?I’ve been lonely all of my life. Why won’t you find me? Come and find me.
And I’m standing on the sidewalk waiting for you to pass by. Trying to do my very best to get my weary heart at rest. Daddy, I want you.
My mamma, she said I’d find you here. O yeah my mamma, she said I’d find you here. But she never spoke a true word in her life. No, she never spoke a true word in her life.
And I’m standing on the sidewalk waiting for you to pass by. Trying to do my very best to get my weary heart at rest. Daddy, I want you.
Daddy – I’m calling out for you. O yeah my daddy, I’m calling out for you. Why won’t you find me. Come and find me.
Still I’m standing on the sidewalk waiting for you to pass by. Trying to do my very best to get my weary heart at rest. Daddy, I want you.
Track Name: Starlings
I see your hand move, choosing direction. Moving towards me and finding grip. The ever changing faces that we are showing. Inviting to dance.
And we are like fields colliding together. We are like lights shining.
We’re moving into the void of our silence. Interconnecting through the sound. Dancing like starlings in orange golden light beams, you carry me through.
And I lean back in the palm of your hand. Safe and secure I float.
I feel you. I hear your voice. No end to where you are and I move to. I feel you. I hear your voice. You’re hands are shaping me.
And we are like fields colliding together. We are like lights shining.
I feel you, I hear your voice. No end to where you are and I move to. I feel you. I hear your voice. You’re hands are shaping me.
Track Name: Time has Come
The house looks exactly the same. We still move in and around like we belong here. As if it were still space we could fill with laughter and loving. Laughter and loving.
Time has come that we don’t see the same sun no more. Time has come that we are two, not one, again.
We move through time and space. Moving in and around these different emotions. The shades fade away from laughter and loving, from laughter and loving.
Time has come that we don’t play the same tune no more. Time has come that we are two, not one, again.
And the silence is growing like an ocean between us. Like a deep blue sea separating you from me. And we can’t swim, no we can’t take no boat. Remain on separate shores like completely defeated.
Time has come that we don’t see the same sun no more. Time has come that we are two, not one, again.
And the silence is growing like an ocean between us. Like a deep blue sea separating you from me. And we can’t swim, no we can’t take no boat. Remain on separate shores like completely, completely, defeated. Yeah yeah yeah.