In the movie “Eternity and A Day” Alexandre makes a deal to buy three words from a refugee child. In making Subsiding my intent was to explore the affects, images and sounds of those words. One of the words was Argathini.
When the album was finished I mistakingly typed Agarthini as the first track’s name, it became an entirely different word. A few days before that; I had a conversation with a few friends about the intentional fallacy and works of Arvo Pärt (the music in this album is heavily influenced by him). It seemed apt to not to change the mistake and remain silent about the words.
I saw this documentary about the Salton Sea as part of a series called, "Abandoned." Well done show, and this place should be the poster child for man trying to meddle with nature when it should not. Desolate, dying landscape, toxic dust, and the last cancer-riddled dregs of humanity clutching on to their cracked earth. Rafael's homage definitely serves this place well. Should be the OST to the documentary. Lost Tribe Sound