The Sea

by dead lizard grin

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The room becomes the Sea -- a shivering space of recollection, a dreamed-of time both interior and infinite. As if from great distances, sounds approach, lengthening. Light slows, colors merge and stir, abandoning and suspending you within swirling geographies of eroding memories.

There are no lines upon the landscape or sky, nor any map of rhythm carving time. This is a place of slow flux, folding over, decaying, and a returning of things once familiar now somehow changed.


released November 25, 2014

Created by Terry Skaggs in 2014, except "Farewell Sails" created in December 2010, mixed November 2014

Instrumentation: synthesizer, piano, Mellotron, samples, treated guitar, wine glasses, harp, drum machine, sleigh bells

"Sun and Air" piano performance and composition: Sean Smith

"Music For Luanu'u" field recording in the Manu'a Islands of American Samoa

Video for "The Light Of Long Dead Suns":




dead lizard grin Rock Island, Illinois

I grew up and still live in the Midwest of America.

Surrounded by peers who listened to classic rock I turned away and instead filtered my youth through the sonic lens of '70s European electronic music, the ambient sounds of Eno, and the darker side of '80s new wave, post punk, and new romantic.

In my 20s I began experimenting with sound, experiments which I continue to this day.
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