Derelict: A Homemade Acoustic Retrospective

by Arctic Sleep

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1.
The day she stopped humming in the barley field The outdoors made no sound Not a single drop and the lights have all died down The ether's closer now Make it stop The more I try to get to you, the less you are Just take me somewhere dark Horizons here are terminal... so shut it off Above the waves Polaris shining in her eyes They glow as the smoke-stream fades Too far gone Now these corridors bemoan their void and echo this funeral song
2.
Ghost Lights 05:09
A dim light in the halls tonight the space and structure obscured And this path is a secret A doorway to Elysium. A dark spot on the sun Going blank, going numb Can you break into this world and abide in the winds? All signals are sedated A distant susurration So when the pulsar glows at the junction go through the door and I'll meet you
3.
Mossweaver 05:37
sanctuaries shine a cloak of greenery unconfined a morning in deep space moonset over dimming light rays tending to the vines stay so high a birthplace or a grave so haunting beyond the ships remains let it all return immersing only once the hydrous atmospheres collapse into you and when it all returns ascending to the sun solar winds and spirits pass right through you compass cracks in two empyreal radiance in lowlands bloom confluence of the skies eternities elapse at moonrise catherdral of the moth the shaded temples are so distant contorted roots unscathed light years shimmer in the passing waves let it all return immersing only once the hydrous atmospheres collapse into you and when it all returns ascending to the sun solar winds and spirits pass right through you
4.
Wolf Nature 08:48
the blackened sun is my lifeblood and it purifies the sound in the hallowed loch beyond the gray calling us all away the moonlit shores are my altar and to manifest here now to wash the blades a whisper from the caves calling us all away moving close to ascension when the time comes when your time comes calling us all away
5.
Dissolution in lucid resolve as shadows burn holes in the wall empty planets and shades of the mind block the doorways inside In the marrow of thoughts sleeps a lowland of grief a labyrinth of creeper and weeds And amongst walls of nightshade as spectrum collides would you recognize? ...but you're not quite awake or alive... (leave them bloodless) in the empyrean you reside. Faces fall in a dark dissolve and this last dream ...is not quite as it seems Hallowed corridors' floorboards astray to the long foreseen close of the day As we descend to the basement and just fall away A disparity drips from within in the stillness, a single light dims With a poisoning blindness, destruction of sight you have turned the tide ...but you're not quite awake or alive (leave them bloodless) in the empyrean you reside. Faces fall in a dark dissolve and this last dream ...is not quite as it seems Soaring over horizons we have to let go and quietly whisper farewell in a common celestial unknown Voyagers, we arise in one great cosmic death in the shimmering light of the grove as the catacombs answer our call on the night's edge when this life ends we can forget all that's been said on the night's edge (on the night's edge awake from this dream) when this life ends (when this life ends the suffering, suffering) we can forget (all's forgiven but please don't leave me) all that's been said (one last look and I'm) breathless
6.
Cloud Map 07:21
The setting sun, the ashen graves A wind-swept island, I want to stay alone among the trees Dancing embers in the breeze Numb and lifted up on the inside I feel it now With death so close, you never know And I’m free somehow To fly so low, and let it go And the emptiness, it knows no grief There is no memory within the deep Lucid and released soaring high above the trees as suffering fades far in the distance I feel it now With death so close, you never know And I’m free somehow I'm free The doorway looms the space beyond, it calls to you and so it seems that which was, will always be will always be... Bending with the branches Hallways and a staircase that leads straight down Closer for the last time Passed on to the other side of the door I'm left behind And now I know yeah now I know I've always known And I just need to let it go

about

I haphazardly threw this recording together in my basement. I wanted to give you something to enjoy during these troubling times. Please download it for free if you like. It's my gift to you. I hope you will appreciate these raw, unrehearsed, intimate "unplugged" renditions of songs that span Arctic Sleep's entire discography. It's all laid bare here, imperfections and all.

Cheers,
Keith D

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released April 6, 2020

Performed by Keith D (vocals, guitars, bass, djembe).

Recorded and mixed by Keith D.
Photo by Keith D.
Mastered by Scott Masoner.
Big thanks to Scott Masoner guidance & support.
This is dedicated to all the Arctic Sleep fans out there.

All music written by Keith D, except for "Mossweaver" which was written by Mike Gussis / Keith D.
All lyrics by Keith D.

All content copyright 2005-2020 Keith D / Arctic Sleep.

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