B i o g r a p h y
 (by Official Blog)

All of the songs on The Bells of 1 2 were written and arranged over the past two years by Michalitsianos, a classically trained pianist and cellist, but her musical roots grow much deeper. Born in England, and growing up between there and Australia (with bits of Greece and other parts of Europe scattered about), she was raised with music in her blood, beginning to write songs as early as five years old. No sooner had we settled in one spot, that it was time to up and off to another. My one true constant was music. In the space between here and there, music wrapped me up in comfort and wonder, surrounding me in anything I wished to see and feel.

At sixteen, Sophie began writing music for television documentaries and swapping her vocal abilities for free studio time at the EMI studios in Australia. For the next few years, labels would approach her with offers, provided she shifted her image to fit their ideals and sing the pop songs their producers wrote. 'Being irritatingly ideal at that time in my life, I politely declined and continued on my own path of exploration'. Here Sophie reached a peculiar juncture, and went to university with the intention of becoming a diplomat, believing she could be of better use in such a role. She soon shifted courses and was accepted into the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she studied contemporary composition and orchestration. In due course, she began making a name for herself as Australias improvising rock cellist, touring with numerous acts, though the position soon wore itself out, and Sophie decided it was time to move on.

She moved to the US at twenty-three, and not long after touch down received word that Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse had heard her music and wanted her to join up with them for their tour with Radiohead. Sophie obliged, and afterwards found herself contributing on Sparklehorses albums, Good Morning Spider and Its A Wonderful Life.

After her time with Sparklehorse, Sophie continued pursuing numerous musical avenues, and eventually was able to afford moving to upstate New York, where she could finally set up a studio of her own, though even this conjured up its own burdens. Having the luxury of my own studio was great, but without an engineer to stop me, I destroyed most of what I wrote. To my dismay, my beloved music was turning into a gargantuan mirror and I couldn't stand it. Barely any songs made it out alive; the studio was like a war zone. Unbeknownst to her, a major change was approaching. One night, while Sophie was out, there was an explosion in her studio, which promptly melted every piece of gear she owned, taking the whole house and recordings with it. She relocated, and began rebuilding another studio from scratch, and it was here that Sol Seppy began to manifest itself.

'I couldnt see myself putting out a record before this,' says Sophie. The catalysts for The Bells of 1 2 had long been developing, but had taken time to firmly materialize into a cohesive vision, apparent on the record. As the sole voice and creator behind Sol Seppy, Sophie landed not only the role of writer and performer for The Bells of 1 2, but also that of engineer and producer, with some additional mixing duties by Paul Antonell; all in all, a very substantial task for one person to surmount. As a result, the record is a true testament to the kinetic power of ones own emancipation from the weighty trials that come hand in hand with the creative gift. There was a strange joy around these songs in the studio. This haunting, yet uplifting underpinning permeates most of the songs on the record.




Pssscheeow
- 2006-10-31 -



Human
Seems To Be My Star
Come Running
Dining Alone
Wholesome Way
Don't Sock The Tryer
Casals (Instrumental)
Hafiz A Mime

The Bells of 1 2
- 2006-06-19 -

1 2
Human
Come Running
Move
Gold
Injoy
Slo Fuzz
Love's Boy
Farewell Your Heart
Answer To The Name Of
Wonderland
Enter One


Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

I Am Snow
Nice Car

 


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Seems To Be My Star

All night, I look for you
All night, I look for you
And you seem to be my star
I wonder where you are
I wonder where you are

All night, I look for you
All day, I look for you
That's the meaning of it
'Cause you seem to be my star
I wonder where you are

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for this one ***

Dining Alone

Good evening
A table for one
Yes thatís right
Iím dining alone

Whatís the big deal
Give me some wine
And then Iíll be fine

Dum dum di dum
Iím having much fun
I think itís sexy
When ladies are dining alone

And here I am
What a turn on

Dum dum di dum
I'm having much fun
Whee!
Canít you see by now how carefree I am
Waouh !
Dum dum di dum...
Whee!

Wholesome Way

Glimpse of heaven
On my back
Pickin' me up
Alakazaam

Let's stay like this
For a little while
My hidden planet
You're killing me

I shouldn't be you're way home
Say you'll never leave
Don't say you'll ever leave
I know I have sunshine
Say you can't let go
Don't say you'll ever leave me driving

Glimpse of heaven
On my back
Pickin' me up
Alakazaam

Let's stay like this
For a little while
My hidden planet
You're killing me

La la la la la
La la la la la la
A lucky girl on a wholesome way (?)

Oh, when it's real
It should feel (?)
Are you there
Alright

I shouldn't be you're way home
Don't say you'll ever leave
Don't say you'll ever leave
I know I have sunshine
Say you can't let go
Don't say you'll ever leave me driving

The moon is high on the sky
Come and talk to me
I can't ignore you

Don't say you'll ever leave
Don't say you'll ever leave
I know I have sunshine
Say you can't let go
Don't say you'll ever leave me driving

*** Thanx a lot to Justin for this one ***

Don't Sock The Tryer

I'd like to think
But I can sing my heart out
But I probably should wait 'til tomorrow
'Cause everybody looks mean and tired today

Don't sock the trier
It's only fair
It's only fair

Sing your heart out

*** Thanx a lot to Jose & Justin for this one ***

Hafiz A Mime

A mime stands upon the gallows for a crime he did not do
When given the last chance to speak he remains true
A crowd of hundreds has gathered to see his last performance knowing he will not talk
The mime takes from the sky the circles of bright spheres
Lays them on the table
Expressing deep love for the companionship and guidance they have given him
For so many years
He removes his heart from his body
And seems to arouse all life on this splendid earth
With such a sacred tenderness
There for an extraordinary moment it looked like someone was giving birth to the Christ again
He mounts his soul upon the body of freedom
And grave breeze comes by
And the sun and the moon join hands
And they bow so gracefully
For a moment
For a moment
Everyone knows that God is real
That God is real

The Bells of 1 2

1 2

The power of angels
You left at my door

I wrapped it up
In tinfoil
And hastened away
Towards hills

Begging for someone
to give me a sign
But my heart wrapped in silver
Could cry any louder

Hello, the silver hearts
That you cannot remark
Go on, go on
You shall never know
You shall ever be
Go on, go on

Human

Hello, my name is human
And I come from love
Here on earth it's easy
To forget our home

We all remember
From time to time

Bring forth the beauty of your heart
This unending love is who you are

Don't look down
To reasons on the ground
Love will lift you home
To unbelief

We all remember
From time to time

Bring forth the beauty of your heart
This undying love is who you are

Don't look down
You are not alone
Love will lift you home
Love will make us home

Love will lift you out
Love will make us home

Come Running

You call my name, come running
Come running in my friend
If I was ever in need
I would be calling your name.
And if it's a sunny day tomorrow
We can relax by the sand
And I won't fall away from your shadow

And itís time to unveil those beautiful eyes
There's a whole lot more than you realise
There's a shift going on that you feel inside
And it's time to open you into the light
Can you see the love you are
It burns inside so bright
Can you see the love you are

And if you want your name
It's coming
It's simply love, my friend
That let's you in so come running
And I will be calling your name.
And if it's a sunny day tomorrow
We can bring all the friends around
And maybe we might go running
Through seas and skies about.

And itís time to unveil those beautiful eyes
There's a whole lot more than you realise
There's a shift going on that you feel inside
And it's time to open you into the light
Can you feel the love you are
It burns inside so bright
Can you see the love you are

And you're looking on up to your home in the stars
Remembering what it's like to be safe and warm in your daddy's arms
And now it's you who can enfold your wings round a broken one
And it's you who needs your love
More than anyone

You into the light
Can you feel the love you are
It burns inside so bright
Can you see the love you are
Can you see the love you are

Move

Are you waiting for somebody else to move
Don't you know in your heart is the power to change everything
Don't you know in your heart is the power to change everything

Time to return in a circle
Bout' to miss anything

Come to me sometime
I've been waiting for a long, long time
Give me some of your shine, shine
Maybe for all mine

I need you now tonight
I need you now tonight
Oh tonight

Are you waiting for somebody else to move
Don't you know in your heart is the power change everything
Don't you know in your heart is the power to change everything
Oh now it is time to move in unity
Time to return in a circle
'Bout to miss anything

Up in the fungi
Until you girrate
In the fresh air
Like an air balloon
Only with you
I just wanna be there with you
I just wanna be there with you
I just wanna be there with you, Kay

Gold

And you might like the place where I have been
But I don't want to go there with you
All the sunset skies
Meant to blow your mind
And now your skin is gold
And the earth shall shine

Pour on, pour on what you need
You might like the taste of what you seek
Oh, if the sunset goes
You should take what you can
And you might like the place where I have been
I don't want to go there with you

Injoy

I've been around a long time
In search of home and heart
On cartoons and in aeroplanes
In paper chains and stars

And I am come to you
And I am one for you

And let the guards be terrified
I am my soul's belief
And now, there's nothing left to hide
I am wild and I am free

And I am come to you
And I am one for you

I'm injoy as the morning spirals open
And the clouds melt away into water

And I am come to you
And I am one for you

Slo fuzz

To be someone
To be someone

I wish I could say the same of myself
That I'm in perfect harmony
That I do not use the sword of my tongue
To lash out at the enemy

That I do not fear the light
That I do not stray from love as my guide
That I'm at peace inside

And all the pieces are fine
They dance and sing in unity
A dum dum dum dee daa da dee

Oh I wish I could fly
Through the sky
And the moon above me
Oh I wish I could talk
To the gods and the birds above me
Itís not fun to be so blind
To be so blind

I wish I could stay in the present day
Not lapsing into vicious sleep
ĎCause it gives my bones a brand shiny new home
One that does not confine me

And I do not fear the light
And I do not stray from love as my guide
And I'm at peace inside

And all the pieces are fine
They dance and sing in unity
A dum dum dum dee daa da dee

Oh I wish I could fly
Through the sky
And the moon above me
Oh I wish I could talk
To the gods and the birds above me
Itís not fun to be so blind
To be so blind

Slo fuzz in the morning
Where I can tempt you
To be my air
But it's not enough to be lovely
When I feel other things
I can not share
That I can't

Oh I wish I could fly
Through the sky
And the moon above me
Oh I wish I could talk
To the gods and the birds above me
Itís not fun to be so blind
To be so blind

Love's boy

And she eats
Love's boy
And she purrrs

Youíre gonna be okay
It's nothing but a good dream
Get back to your real life
And youíll find youíll forget
What it meant to be free
Really free

Whole towns and cities move
You're the king of the earth you choose
And youíll find what it means to be free
Come on in, let it flow
This is real, can you feel

And she eats
Love's boy
And she purrs
And she goes here

Come on in, let it flow
This is real, can you feel

Farewell your heart

Come here
Spare the end
Don't want to talk in metaphors
Your new hole is my head

I'm you holding me
Like you want a home
I'm really careful
That I hurt no one
Who really matters

So farewell your heart
And this is all
I've found no one
It matters not

Small man ornament
Fuck me up before you fly
No more little grey skies

I'm you holding me
Like you want a home
I'm really careful that I hurt no one
Who really matters

So farewell your heart
And this is all
I found no one
It matters not

Answer To The Name Of

Feel it coming and I feel ok
Oh, you may fly away
We're so happy
Don't you cry
I'm gonna catch us a lullaby
Gonna catch us a lullaby

We're so happy
Don't you cry
I'm gonna catch us a lullaby
I'm gonna catch us a lullaby

Wonderland

I found this picture the other day
It was so amazing I hung it up
My friends said "That's by the girl next door
She doesn't think she's very good at all."

And then one day Sarah came around
"Please would you take that thing down?"
She blacked it out and then she ripped it up
And hid herself in a paper bag

Roses are red and the dinner is done
They seem to be happy and so in love
But she had disappeared long ago
Waiting for Arthur to come through her window

Here I am, my love

But nobody came and the mist fell down
My friends transformed into cane toads
Sitting in a row blowing on cigars
And Arthur was replaced by a spacecraft

You want the kiss of life
Open up your heart
Then step inside
And you'll be alright

You want the kiss of life
Open up your heart
And step inside
And you'll be alright

And she can see a life by the shore
It calls her name it's pure and true
And she runs toward this unbelievable love
A love she's dreaming of
My child I am you
I am

Enter one

After a storm
I want to be brave
And keep you warm
And not fade away
As we float from the shore
Into the light
Into the unknown
Like thousands of lanterns
Glowing with grace
In glorious silence
Descending through space
To a friend
A sister in need
Who is not alone
And they are surrounding her
And they will enfold her outstretched hand
In our love

Into the light
It's hard to believe
It's always been ours to give
And to receive
I want to be shameless like the sun
Moving into you
Entering light

Welcome
Inch'Allah, Inch'Allah
Enter one amazing grace is pouring down
Fear not this light
We are of this light divine
So come
We move as one
Amazing grace is pouring down
Fear not this light
We are on this light divine
Welcome
Enter one

After a storm
I wanna let go
Of the things that Iíve done
Without any worry
I wanna come home
Into the light
Into the unknown
I want to be shameless
Like the sun
Moving into you
Enter light

Welcome
Inch'Allah, Inch'Allah
Enter one
Amazing grace is pouring down
Fear not this light
We are on this light divine
So come
We move as one
Amazing grace is pouring down
Fear not this light
We are on this light divine
Welcome
Enter one

Non Albums Tracks

I Am Snow

( Love Cartier Advertising )

I am snow melting in your hand
Now weíll never know
Never understand
How love can change the hardest things
Lift me up like a child on its swing

Oh, love will cover me
Forever
Oh, love will follow you
Forever
And ever

And I will come on time (?)
When we would know your answer be (?)
Alright (?)

I wonít always wander as a child
Through the stars that dance across the skies
And I donít know how but I do know why
We are covered in beauty every night

Oh, love thank you for this
Always
Oh, love will follow you
Forever

*** Thanx a lot to Patrycja for this one ***

Nice Car

( Herbie: Fully Loaded Soundtrack )

Oh
You know
I just canít let you go
Yeah, itís true
I really love you

And diamonds are forever
Say goodbye to never-never
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Above the stars in your eyes
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Diamonds are forever
Say goodbye to never-never
In a really nice car

In a really nice car
In a really nice car

And diamonds are forever
Say goodbye to never-never
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Oh
You know
I just canít let you go
Yeah, itís true
I really love you

And diamonds are forever
Say goodbye to never-never
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Oh, youíre very special
Oh, youíre very smoky
I love
Oh, youíre very silky
Arenít you

Above the stars in your eyes
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car

Diamonds are forever
Say goodbye to never-never
Live your life to the full
In a really nice car
Really nice car
Really nice car

*** Thanx a lot to Patrycja for this one ***

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