While recording this project and reading Answer to Job, I had what was perhaps my most important "Big Dream". I was on a summit of a small hill, on an outstretched ledge with a group of other people I didn't know but was not afraid of. We were all looking out across this unending vista in silence, and I had the feeling of mutual relatedness in seeking the answers to our individual questions.
In front of us, was an un-passable river, separating us from a beautiful stretch of earth that on one side had an alien landscape of impossibly perfect crystalline mountains of cold stillness; diametrically opposing it was a lush, green, vibrant rainforest that seemed to radiate life, chaos, complexity and warmth.
In the center was a red-rock structure naturally and elegantly demarcated. It was smaller in size than the environments surrounding it but towered into the vastness of the sky with an inescapable aura of timelessness and connection to the eternal. Directly beyond it was a comforting numinous sun, illuminating the red-rock tower like a temple. Everyone sharing this view with me, on a humble mound of plain dirt, wanted to reach this structure and we didn't have to say anything to each other in order to understand.
I'll never forget that dream and try to remind myself of it often.
released March 11, 2016
sound-design, arrangements and mixing by Duff Egan
Mastered by Brian Elgin at Sentient Soundlabs
Photo by Duff Egan
Graphic Design by Brian Bourassa