Long after the sun has finished descending into the horizon line, and the relentless monotony of waves begins to drive lonesome men mad, the Lowlights appear. Faint at first, seeming to be a trick of the eyes, and then unmistakable. Ghostly forms of luminescence that hover just beneath the waves, always getting closer to the ship, but never surfacing. Some men hear voices, others see faces of long dead relatives or friends. Others still consider themselves seasick from isolation. For all of these men, and for you, the Lowlights are here. Waiting, watching, beckoning. Are they the spectres of a sunken fleet of ships, doomed to forever haunt their burial ground? Are they the spirits of lost navigators, following anyone who might help them find their way home. Are they even of this earth? Those who have seen the Lowlights and somehow managed to tell the tale have strangely only said this: The lights tug at your loneliness. They seem to sympathize with you when you miss the ones you love. They offer a constant unconditional comfort of companionship, and end to your isolation and desperation.
"Just come down a little further, just beneath the water. We'll always be together, and we can never leave. Come down and stay with us forever. We all float down here."
released December 16, 2014
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, Summer 2014. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Milieu Music number RX222B. Photograph taken by Brian, 2014.