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Started when the first pandemic confinement hit, this is content that celebrates my past and informs a fresh vision forward. I have a fascination for experimental and challenging music and use it to inspire my creativity and many aspects of my daily drifts, so music does take center stage here. Glad if it resonates with you in some way and you discover something new here, in which case you should explore more and support the artists. Curated by Jorge Sampaio.

James Blackshaw - The Cloud Of Unknowing

Band: JAMES BLACKSHAW
Album: The Cloud of Unknowing (2007)
Track: The Cloud of Unknowing (10:55) 

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The Eye Of Time - Acoustic

Band: THE EYE OF TIME
Album: Acoustic (2014)
Track: Dead Sea (04:33)

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Picastro - Exit

Band: PICASTRO
Album: Exit (2019)
Track: Blue Neck Ft. Jamie Stewart (03:34)

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Matt Elliott - Notes

Matt Elliott

THE KURSK
It's been 20 years since The Kursk, a Russian Nuclear-powered submarine sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea after an on-board explosion, on the 12th of August 2000. The world watched while rescue attempts were made but these were to no avail. It was subsequently discovered that 23 of the 118 submariners on board survived the initial explosion but perished when their oxygen supplies ran out in the subsequent days.
The tragedy inspired this track on Matt Elliott’s 2005 album 'Drinking Songs'.
'The Kursk' (dedicated, in the sleevenotes, to “those lost at sea”) starts off with some sound effects that are supposed to represent the submarine’s sinking but, to be honest are utterly unnecessary. The track itself is built around a repeated guitar figure overlaid with cello and multi-tracked, wordless voices. The melody is a simple one that evokes the great Red Army Choir songs of the steppes. The lyrical figure is almost nursery rhyme like in its simplicity, but nonetheless chilling: “It’s cold I’m afraid / It’s been like this for a day / The water is rising and slowly we’re dying / We won’t see light again / We won’t see our wives again”. This is repeated as a mantra. The track begins to fade some three minutes from the end. The multitude of voices thin out until there is only one – and then that, too, is snuffed out.
Elliott was initially a member of Bristol space-rockers Flying Saucer Attack, before recording five albums as Third Eye Foundation.

Matt Eliott - The Kursk

Band: MATT ELLIOTT
Album: Drinking Songs (2005)
Track: The Kursk (11:34)

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Arborea  St

Band: ARBOREA
Album: Arborea (2008)
Track: Leaves among the ruins (05:40)

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James Blackshaw - O True Believers

Band: JAMES BLACKSHAW
Album: O True Believers (2013)
Track: Transient life in twilight (11:38)

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Felt - Fortune

Band: FELT
Album: Gold Mine Trash (1987)
Track: Fortune (03:38)

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