at the end

by oliver downes

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1.
tack around and catch the wind, ride the current out to sea through the glass it's glistening in yellow, blue and green and there's nothing to anchor but the things left behind follow the water through a channel to the stars cause there's no crossing back over the bar and the miles all stand in line, like the steady march of days and it's not much kind of any consolation that to go's just another way to stay and a ship in a bottle is only ever passing through follow the water through a channel to the stars cause there's no crossing back over the bar stand apart on the last remaining island, in an ocean that's floating in space or follow the water through a channel to the stars cause there's no crossing back over the bar
2.
02:42
blue skies out the window cold days when the eye is drawn so low she is caught precisely a figure sculpted in sand flame tree in the garden white sails passing silently out through the heads she has been disposed of watching the coloured world drift by darkness is so boring gently filling the air with excuse hold this shapeless feeling or to pity be condemned so easy to relinquish kept so eager to oblige heart strings softly twisting overcome by the time
3.
staring out at the ocean sun was about to set running in circles pending disaster falling into the net wearing down their defences nearing capacity no other option bitter solution couldn't hold back the sea on the horizon rises the signal, an infinite line in a definite space each repercussion is spreading in ripples, in every direction like intricate lace waiting for the sound to reach them fury had come and gone no way to alter what was unfolding just keep calm, carry on
4.
04:11
and the light scatters on the water and the tide swells with supple order and they stream through the air, the particles that aren't really there, bright and unthought of and the breeze murmurs its indifference and the leaves offer no resistance and the endless grains, none of them exactly the same, spread in the distance and the open palm facing the unbroken calm at the end and a liquid pearl slipping from the swollen world, just attend and the waves roll with no agenda and the rays are slowly growing slender and the lines converge tracing the unspoken word in surrender and the open palm facing the unbroken calm at the end and a liquid pearl slipping from the swollen world, just attend

credits

released June 1, 2014

Produced by Oliver Downes with Wyatt Moss-Wellington.  Recording and additional production by Brian Campeau at The Plex. Additional piano recorded by Adrian Barr at UWS. Mixed by Dax Liniere at Puzzle Factory Sound Studios.  Mastered by Sean Diggins.  Artwork by Alita Graziano. Design by Nic Cassey.

All songs and piano by Oliver Downes.  Guitar by Kieran Ryan-Colton, bass by Eden Ottingnon, drums by Dan Kennedy, shakuhachi on Keep Calm by Felicity Clark, BVs on Ship by Hollie Matthew, BVs on at the end by Brian Campeau.  All of the gratitudes to all and sundry.

© 2014 Oliver Downes, www.oliverdownes.com

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oliver downes Melbourne, Australia

Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Traversing territory charted by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Ben Caplan, Scott Walker and The Dirty Three, his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ trips the space between instantly familiar chamber pop and the experimental margins of folk. ... more

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