WHAKAĪ IS THE FIRST ALBUM IN A TWO PART SERIES THAT REVOLVES AROUND THE MAORI CONCEPT OF RECIPROCITY AND THE CEREMONY OF GIVING (WHĀNGAI HAU). THIS FIRST ALBUM IS DARK IN TONE AND IS IS ANTITHETICAL TO WHĀNGAI HAU, THE SECOND ALBUM IN THE SERIES. KA MEINGA E AHAU ŌU MANO TINI, TE HUNGA NANAKIA O NGĀ IWI, RĀTOU KATOA KIA HINGA I NGĀ HOARI A NGĀ MĀROHIROHI: Ā KA PĀHUATIA E RĀTOU NGĀ MEA WHAKAĪ O ĪHIPA, KA NGARO ANŌ O REIRA MANO TINI KATOA BY THE SWORDS OF THE MIGHTY WILL I CAUSE THY MULTITUDE TO FALL, THE TERRIBLE OF THE NATIONS, ALL OF THEM: AND THEY SHALL SPOIL THE POMP OF EGYPT, AND ALL THE MULTITUDE THEREOF SHALL BE DESTROYED.
i just went through the entirety of Cat Fox Wolf and i am such a sucker for everything it is– the art and the philosophy and of course the melancholy and i just– i am cat and fox and wolf and i want happy things for all of them but that is not the thing it is.
(i want about 7000 more pictures of the three of them lazing around with their feet on each others’ laps and chins on heads and dragging each other into other rooms to see spiders that look like famous actors and FRICKIN HECK DANGIT I HAVE ALL THESE FEELINGS