keep treading

by dråsa

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You are alone in a sea of ephemera.
You've been fighting the waves for a long time. [small ripples, they couldn't tire anyone out..plus, you're resilient a/f] So long that you forgot what you were trying to keep at bay and where you were pushing toward. You realize that your direction is merely 'against.' You're tired. The memory of who|what|where-you-are has faded. The air feels more viscous than it did before. You look up and see the disjointed light ebbing through the amorphous gray-green syntectonic woven fluid. Sink deeper.

relax
propel
forward—backward
discontented and disconnected
,, circle counterclockwise until your fluidity pours out and youre drowning in your own ocean of fragmented integrity , , ,

Rising to the surface, you struggle to reorient yourself. The battle for direction is too much for you and you begin the descent again. At your [arguably] weakest, a current passes through and sweeps you into uncharted territory. Everything is unfamiliar and there is nowhere to go. All you can do is keep afloat.

k e e p t r e a d i n g ~ and let your buoyancy guide the heaviness of your heart.
You define your own unbearable lightness.
Oh ! and
Don't forget to listen to your breath ,

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released December 8, 2016

Sarah Nawotka - vocals

Zarah Holmberg - album art

Benjamin Hill (Askanse) - mixing

This was recorded during a live performance at Platform in Vaasa, Finland on December 2nd, 2016.

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dråsa Norman, Oklahoma

My aim with this project is to create lush textural soundscapes through improvisational (mostly) nonverbal vocal manipulation using analogue and digital effects. Thematically, my current work is exploring the elemental symbolism of emotional spaces - in particular water and the force of currents, treading, and drowning as an allegory of emotional and cognitive dissonance.
-Sarah Nawotka
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