POLLEN

by Oceanallover

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POLLEN is a series of performance events created by Alex Rigg and Oceanallover. This album contains both studio music and field recordings from these events.

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released December 17, 2014

Laptop & percussion - Anders Rigg
Trombone - Roger Marsh
Guitar - William Greensmith
Cello, double bass & vocals - Joel Sanderson
Electronics & field recordings - Guy Veale

Tracks 1 and 9 by Guy Veale
Tracks 2-5 by Joel Sanderson
Tracks 6-8 by Samson Sound

Mixed by Stuart Hamilton, Guy Veale and Anders Rigg
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton
Produced by Guy Veale
Recorded at Castlesound Studios

© Oceanallover 2014
Supported by Creative Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage

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Track Name: Windborne
Poetic fragments by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Track Name: There Was A Man
trad. arr. Joel Sanderson
Track Name: Blue
Lyrics by Alex Rigg

Polleniser

Called blue or some grand colour,
Given shapes of plants:
Like making a tree out of wood,
Like building a cow with butter,
Turning water into water
And bread into food.
Called blue or some deep shade,
Giving a sheen to black.
Caught in the dyer’s vat,
Crushed rotten;
Caught turning from green:
Chlorophobic gardens.
Called blue when colour means
Giving uniformity;
Like the strip of cloth around each neck,
Like social chains and an indigo brand,
Burned, tattooed, where the stain
Of a working day’s sweat is blue.
Called dying: taking pigment from one plant and
Placing it onto the bones of another.
Track Name: The Song Of The Moon
Lyrics by Alex Rigg

The Song of the Moon

I dream of you in endless coils,
My love is an ocean that writhes and boils.

All the waters come to me
All fluid movements seep;
My heart is dry, will always be,
My eye can never weep.

I feel you through my dusty skin,
The liquid moving round within.
I’ll draw you out you blooded cells,
You bladders, ponds and deep lake stills.

All the waters come to me
All fluid movements seep;
My heart is dry, will always be,
My eye can never weep.

My drought is a muscle a singing wire,
Strung tight between us in lines of desire.
I dream of you in endless coils,
My love an ocean that seizes and boils.

All the waters come to me
All fluid movements seep;
My heart is dry, will always be,
My eye can never weep.
Track Name: You Are My Flower
Lyrics by Alex Rigg

You Are My Flower

Drawn in to you you breathe us
Agrain and again
Agrain and again
Our half life cut through.

A wind born hope an encapsulation
A vessel sailed out into the world
A colonist and lover.

We invade and contaminate;
new lamps for old
Are you our flower, our empetalled destiny,
or do you choke, drowning in our dust?

But for us you would be poor
and our exchange a fruit that never set.