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
this album has given me one of the most impactful musical experiences I've ever had. It was driving me crazy while I was listening to it, but somehow it managed to hook me, so I couldn't help but listen to it again and again and again. If it isn't art in its true form, then I don't know how to call it. Ivan Seal and The Caretaker, thank you for releasing this masterpiece. deebrok