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Includes unlimited streaming of Ocean Lion III, Part Two
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It's been six years since you left the island you found, and sailed back to civilization from there. You've almost forgotten what it was like, with all this time passing by, weathering the memory like wind and water. Yet, when you close your eyes, and lie down, you can begin to feel the sun on your cheeks and watch the phosphenes shift inside your mind's eye. It feels good, but it's still only pretend. So you make your mind up to take the time off, pack up your essentials and push off into the blue waves again, seeking that drifting sensation. You navigate there without a map, by feeling alone, and the closer you get the less you feel uncertain about it. After months of chasing down mirages, the scent of a bronze perfume fills the air. On the wavering horizon line, you can make out a thin dark crop of something. Is it a ship? Is it your imagination? Is it the island you have worked so hard to find again? As you ebb closer, you can clearly see it - a lone rocky beach lined with palm trees, leading up to a dense swath of forestation. An indescribable feeling of happiness fills you from head to toe - the warmth of contentment, greeting an old friend. returning home. The salty waves crash softly against your bow as you disembark, thrusting the metal anchor into the wet sand. As you stumble ashore, you can hardly believe what you see - your hammock hanging in front of your little cabin made of bamboo and driftwood, the body of your original lifeboat overturned and fashioned into a rooftop. Everything just as you left it, and how you hardly expected to ever return. Certainly, by the time you set out on your trek, you imagined the isle would have been consumed by the sea...and yet, here it is, and here we are. Both of us, all smiles and warm glow, happy to be together again. Let's stay a little while, rest and listen to the things we found in the ocean.
released September 11, 2016
W/P by Brian Grainger. Recorded at Botany Bay, 2016. Mastered by The Analog Botanist. This is Milieu Music number MMD035. Photography by Brian, Cleveland 2015.