4 Songs composed and recorded on a Zoom H4N at Dodgson Wood, Coniston, and London, The British Isles. As part of the Natives residency project.


released May 2, 2013

Written, recorded and produced by Nicolas Burrows


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FELL London, UK

Fell is Nicolas Burrows, an artist, illustrator and musician living in London, with band members Jon Rulton (Bear Driver, Dream Giant), Dav Shiel (Beth Jeans-Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny) and Matt Giraudeau (Dogtanion).

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Track Name: Fire To Burn
I chopped the onions up
Kettle is filling up

I set the table out
Stars are rolling out

Fog rolls on the hills
That bucket needs emptying

I rinsed the kidney beans
Smell garlic and rosemary

Sit out on the porch
I’ll wind up the torch
So I can see you

As the kindling takes a hold
Sets fire to the cold
And I can feel it

A lowing in the field
Realer than the real

Draw in fading light
Drinking in the sight
Track Name: In The Middle At The Bottom
In the middle of a fog
There’s nothing to be seen
It’s like an island in the cloud
Nothing’s quiet, nothing’s loud

At the bottom of a well
There’s water to be found
See it ushering from the mouth
Of the little water pump
that draws it out

In the middle of a wood
There’s magic in the air
Mushrooms pushing up from the loam
Where the little beetles hide
and call their home

At the bottom of a lake
A sleeping Bluebird lies
Safe in the dreams of a watery grave
Now we drink from the bottle
that bears its name

In the middle of a frost
They found his frozen bones
What was he doing?
Did he fall asleep?
With a fire on the range
and a blanket on his knee

At the bottom of a hill
I’ll wait a while for you
To go swimming in the lake
Is as cold as a human body can take

In the middle of the night
That’s when you see the stars
I can see Orion’s Belt,
Casseopoea, satelites as well
Track Name: YOU!
Smiling at the sight
Where fallen trees
let in the light

Shiver as you swim
The nerves recede
under your skin
Out there in the field
As horny neighbours
make a meal

Meanwhile out in the scenery
A fog lies over the hill

And shoulder to shoulder
We make a space
A ritual hollow to be filled

Howl into the black
Animal voices
answer back

Down in the town
With the people there
A fog hangs over the lake

The fells all melt into silhouettes
And your eyes go the colour
of wet slate
Track Name: And Then...
The fog came out
The light came out
The worms came out
The birds came out

The rains came out
The penny buns came out
The coats came out
The maps came out

The sky came out
The words came out
The time came out
The flies they bite

The bats came out
The stars came out
The moon came out
The fire went out