Volume II

by Arthur Ahbez

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A pilgrim. Arthur is. Unshackled and adventurous. Between the stretch before the sea. Like soft flames at a fire place, licking at the mind’s eye, he softly leads you into a lull and begins an opening call to journey. Lead by a sitar and shaker, the backyard opens to a psychedelic sabbatical, to exotic lands beyond the meridian line. Your body twitches as the electric organ pulses, waking you with no worry, the mountains move with no memory of the days gone. There is an echo of a harmonica in the distance and as Arthur’s pilgrim, you glimpse gems of loves duality. As each guitar string sounds a note of a particular place where we all seem to go but no one requests a photo. Returning from an Ahbez sojourn, the air is chilled with a string of fresh insight, the muscles ache but the blood is glistening with solitude.


Volume II is the long awaited second album from acid folk troubadour Arthur Ahbez, and follow up to 2013's critically acclaimed Gold.

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released October 20, 2017

All songs written by Arthur Ahbez

Produced, Mixed and Recorded by Arthur Ahebz
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, NY
Design by Lewis Clegg

With thanks to:
The Flaming Ahbez (Hamish Scott, Joe Ghatt, Chanan Douglas, Ryan Ballinger), Basant Madhur, Finn Scholes, Peculiaroso, Thomas Dalton, Reuben Bonner, and everyone else who enjoys the music!

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Arthur Ahbez Auckland, New Zealand

Best described as a soul lost in the spirit of song, Arthur finds solace in the ethos of Jazz, Folk, and Psychedelia movements of the 20th century.

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Track Name: The Painters Portrait (Part 1)
If I had loved, and I had shown to be alone

Would I observe, to seek and learn
all the bends and turns, to deep discern
of all

If I can dream, the states I've seen
then give in to burn, and in return
free all
Track Name: The Painters Portrait (Part 2)
I once knew a girl
tall as a red wood tree
and there by her side
a man of a thousand lives
you know, it shows, each and every way she flows
from me

I once knew a girl
strong as the ocean tide
she swept me in
made a lovers fool again
you know, it shows, each and every way she flows
from me
Track Name: The Painters Portrait (Part 3)
I dream, I see, pictures on your wall
far between, the night sky and day
oh to, be true, truly as you can
to bare, and bore your mind
look deep

In time, you'll see, all the things, you can be
a door, you'll find
Track Name: Across The Glass
I've got a letter to write, will you read it
shortly, i will, walk to post it

I've got a message to send from the mailbox,
Walk to meet me, pause and greet me

Fire comes, and burns my face
count me out, for my disgrace
has me displaced

I've got a personal grudge with the mail man
read my letter, wrote it better

I've got a beef its true with a white thing
staring back at me with a blank face

Fire comes, and burns my face
count me out, for my disgrace
has me displaced

Down to the county jail they sent me
shower scrub shave and beat me

Lost in the rich mans garden weeding
all his flowers died and bleeding

Fire comes, and burns my face
count me out, for my disgrace
has me displaced
Track Name: Free As the Wind
Well you won't believe an honest man
by the things he does or says he can
i'd hate to be the one who lies
and sells his life before he dies
for free

Then a pretty girl arrives to stay
oh things she does and makes me say
i'd love to be the one who tires
and save his life before her
in order to be

Free as the wind and just for me

Well I almost made my life today
all the sales I made along with pay
then a Danish man with things he said
turned it all around inside my head
for me

Free as the wind and just for me
Free as the wind and just to be

What all this time i thought was real
the way you choose is the way you feel
would i alone but lead or stray?
from the world...