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microcosm [demo EP]

by Mon Nobi

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emptybrotherseven
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emptybrotherseven under 20 minutes it was the perfect music to smoke a blunt and drive to the store. Listened to the tape once there and once back. Sodoku hit me so hard, then the rest of the tape pulled me on and sent me through a journey. Such a dope tape that I will be revisiting in the future.

-emptybrother7 (Saint Paul, MN) Favorite track: sudoku.
thesleepyvirgo
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thesleepyvirgo Such a great EP, between Doll, Virgo Leo Moons and Charmed, I’m in music heaven right now! Favorite track: virgo leo moons.
portlucian
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portlucian wow this is an insane album, an instant classic. perfect flow, easy funky beats, beautiful voice floating over top. mwah chefs kiss Favorite track: sudoku.
Filip Zemčík (Z Tapes)
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Filip Zemčík (Z Tapes) Probably the best bedroom pop album of 2020. Favorite track: virgo leo moons.
Anthony Newby
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Anthony Newby I just died and went to Heaven! It’s so hard to pick one but I love Sudoku and Mea Culpa something insane! Thank you so much for continuing to create life! 💚💚💚💚💚 Favorite track: mea culpa.
sleepingloops
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sleepingloops perfect bedroom-pop record that blends r&b and indie music together in such a unique way. Favorite track: stillwantu.
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1.
letting go 01:14
I don’t know what to do I can’t let go of me and you I know you feel it too My memories lost to time I can’t hold on to my own mind But the feeling isn’t hard to find I don’t know what to do I can’t let go of me and you
2.
sudoku 01:27 video
chillin playing sudoku I wanna know you figure you out baby what is your pattern broken and battered I’ll find it no doubt chillin playing sudoku I wanna know you figure you out
3.
doll 01:50
Flexible flexible Bend me to your will I can feel any sensation you want me to feel Malleable malleable Like I’m made of clay Mold me into any shape and I’ll stay there all day Pliable pliable Anything you want Take me like I’m made of plastic I can be your doll Adaptable, Tractable I can be your dog Inject you into my veins then you can be my god Flexible flexible Bend me to your will I can feel any sensation you want me to feel Malleable malleable Like I’m made of clay Mold me into any shape and I’ll stay there all day Pliable pliable Anything you want Take me like I’m made of plastic I can be your doll
4.
idle mind 00:48
Am I justified That I never tried Was I terrified Or just preoccupied how do I spend my time (in waiting lines, wasting mine) don’t internalize, the lies that arise In the idle mind
5.
frustrated 00:45
Little lies get it down to a science Organize with an act of defiance I need it right now I get it my way Get outta my face Invading my space Imma pull that shit down Imma light that shit up I won’t even give a fuck Cause my politicians suck Frustrated as fuck (x8)
6.
play date 01:14
7.
It’s really been a great 3 weeks Now my brain’s weak From when you first said hi to me I know that we’d always speak honestly I don't know what it means to be a we, but I wanna try and see I love that we have the same energy compelling planetary gravity attracted like magnets Or your magic Honestly you really cast a spell on me, now it’s got me saying Virgo Leo moons every afternoon Coming soon
8.
meaning 01:12
i know you said that you were meant for bigger things if you're ready to go i hope i can see you before you start leaving i don't define my life in terms of what could be whatever it is, i'll take it or leave it and hope it has meaning no i don't have to hide, wait, or wonder what is meant for me no i don't have to hide, wait, or wonder what is best for me no i don't have to hide, wait, or wonder where i'm supposed to be no i don't have to hide, wait, or wonder what this life means
9.
mea culpa 02:07
I know I’m always late I never meant to make you wait Moments pass they’re full of pain Tears obscured by pouring rain I will pay the cost I kill myself and mourn the loss Wait your turn I’m coming soon I play no games I’m scared to lose I’m almost happy now So time for god to strike me down Stir my drink and take a sip Poison slips between my lips Why is it always me To sacrifice my agency Lose myself to feel complete Bound to insecurity I know I’m better than this But scared of feeling happiness Another game I fear I’ll lose Life or love don’t make me choose
10.
two hands 01:50
(my god is filtered through the backdoor, i know it's all in my head, i know he's all in my head, i know it's all in my head) i built this city with my own two hands made it out of sand air, water and the land
11.
stillwantu 02:05
why don’t we love like we did before I still want you, still need you (x4) girl i think about you all the time i can't get these thoughts out of my mind
12.
charmed 01:14

about

an EP of bite-sized, pitch-shifted, lo-fi demos.
short songs about life, love, meaning, and more. music made for folks with tiny attention spans (like me). most of these songs were recorded during the quarantine of 2020.

all music and lyrics written, produced, & recorded by Nkem Obi-Melekwe.
cover art is of me as a youngin.

music video for Sudoku directed by Kyle Richard McCarthy.

many thanks to Filip and ztapes for releasing this collection of songs and for supporting the art of lesser known BIPOC indie musicians! also shouts out to Kyle, Madison, Kel, Ugo, and the rest of my family and friends for all your love and support. and thanks to you for listening (っ◔◡◔)っ

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released August 14, 2020

ZT152 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2020

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Mon Nobi North Carolina

A producer and songwriter making short songs mostly as self-expression and food for thought. Recommended if you like lo-fi pop, alternative/indie, bedroom pop, indie r&b, and electronic beats.

Music by Nkem Obi-Melekwe
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