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'Ribcage' follows a character in the grips of total obsession with an unnamed entity (‘I Still See’), every moment spent dreaming of its possession and terrified of its desertion. This leads to losing all in its pursuit (‘Matches’) and reflecting on how their life has been squandered, envying those who’ve never had to experience the same. Release is found through acceptance that this cannot be (‘Lost And Found’) and they are left with a new sense of renewal, recovery and hope, ready to begin again.


released March 11, 2015

Albatross Archive are Richard Jackson and Kit Denison

Richard Jackson - vocals, piano, synths
Kit Denison - drums, electronics

Music and lyrics by Albatross Archive
Recorded by Charlie Francis at Musicbox Studios, Cardiff
Edited by Albatross Archive
Mixed by Charlie Francis
Mastered by Gaz Williams at Fliskin Manor, Bristol

Artwork by Tom Kitchen


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Albatross Archive Cardiff, UK

Albatross Archive are a musical entourage based in Cardiff.

They primarily play keys and drums, sing as best as they can, and fiddle around with electronic gear that makes strange noises even stranger.

They write songs in the styles that interest us at the time.

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Track Name: I Still See
My heart is a million miles away
Lost in some paradise
All alone
Your voice calls my inner voice to pray
Keeps me from paralysed
On the phone

Take me, oh you’re so far away, far away from my arms
My chest beats pound for pound,
Vein to vein,
Sun to ship to shore

This kiss wrapped in paper packaging
So delicate, crystalline
Wrapped in tin
It’s all that I’ve got for nourishing
Vitamins feed my spine
Feed me in

I still see you
In the backs of my eyelids
Hid right there, hid right there

And still I see you’re on some other horizon
Oh just be home, be home, be home.

Oh please don’t leave me on my I just won’t make it alive
It starts in a hurricane
It starts in a hurricane

I’m torn from the rope burn to the bone
So easy to dive
Just trapped in a hurricane, just trapped in a hurricane

Oh please don’t leave me on my I just won’t make it alive
Start again

My heart is a million miles away
Lost in some paradise
Start again
Track Name: Matches
Strike against the wall
There’s no going home tonight.
My features are stone
So cold, so cold, how can I
Believe there’s something good
Inside, In time
I need time
I need more than time
To make make this feel right

How I want your life

Strike against the wall,
There’s no going home tonight
I feel this cold cold inside
In time I need time
I need more than time
This time always
Goes so slowly

How I want your life
Track Name: Lost And Found
My life grows on your sleeve
Fed on mildew and tea

Now something’s happened
Something strange and beautiful
We made something usable
Out of pain


It’s now beating again
Ribcage made out of tin and
Sloe emotion

And this, how it is, how it is, how it is
For the lost and found
And this, only this, only this kiss keeps me from
Falling down
And we made this complicated mess of
Etc, and ladeda
Into this
Little bliss

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