Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ripples in the Upside Down Lake of the Void.


Some texts just breeze past you, even when you are reading them. The title of this EP is actually a quote from "On the Road," Kerouac says something to the effect of the stars looked like ripples in the upside down lake of the void. This struck home with me because I interpreted it as the ocean being the upside down lake of the void, and the stars rippling through, the way lights reflect of the ocean when looking outward. It was the perfect title, for a concept based CDR that has to do with ones relationship and respect for the sea, and the inherent, ancient, and uninterpretable knowledge contained therein. A lot of the ideas for songwriting were informed by readings of Maldoror, and mainly what I believe is the 3rd part, where the Comte de Leatremont states everything in relation to Old Ocean. It is more of an ode or nod in my opinion. Here is a link to download the EP.

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=cbe6d25b33b2ae654012e8015643d9c8f8a8ac763b1e455f

RAR of EP->> http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=cbe6d25b33b2ae65d2db6fb9a8902bda

Originally released in an edition of 50 numbered CDRs in brown gatefold sleeves, 25 of which came with a linoleum print of an Angler Fish. I did about 15 extra ones in photocopied sleeves for a later show which escapes me now. Please comment if you enjoy.
1. Ripples In the... Part I 2. The Sun 3. Ripples Part II 4. Turning to Our Dark Past 5. Ripples III 6. Song for the Angler Fish 7. Void in the Upside Down Lake of the Ripples 8. Deprived of Sense

3 comments:

e. youle said...

http://www.raincitystory.com/flash/screenclean.swf

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Walser & Co. said...

We were there when you burned after barn reading in the fall, and among the squares dancing after. Today we saw ye in the streets and were stupid at not stopping, and when we came back with reinforcements you were gone. We're not savvy enough to make that link work for us, but would most like to hear your EP, even especially buy one of the photo-copies if there be any...

Tony said...

Walser,

email me at banjotones@yahoo.com, this stuff is a lot different than the old time stuff you are referencing, but if you want we had a cassette tape a while ago i could make you a CD of it or something?

who are you?