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Many Wild Things

by Ishmael Cormack

Dandelion 02:32
Critter 06:00
Yellowstone 03:33
Birdlife 03:32
Unalive 06:13


A friend wrote me this poem after I sent him an early draft of the work.

and a dog grew, green in Carpenter’s weed,
from a crack
in biscuit-crumb tarmac;
a boy flowered on the
lead, nose-bleed, skulking on, shrugging
brambles in snug alley.

Hazel branch flaps with
the patter of squirrel, tickling
prayer flags inciting wood-
pigeon flight, fat chestnut gut:
boy looks up

from feet-planted soil,
the diurnal roil of black and white,
blow and boil,
wet and wetter,

and the dog grew brown,
and yarrow-flower withered to moss-
speckled stone - and seagull-spat fortune -
a carved pebble amongst
carved pebbles
henged in yews,

and the dog, green, grew.

- Lewis Coleman

This work continues my obsessions with gathering found sounds into the studio. Capturing sounds that are connected to places and framing them as music. Using tape to create age and a sense of nostalgia. Using software to create serendipity, this reflects how I see nature, both chaotic and orderly. Treating everyday objects and sounds with reverence. In this sense my music is an offering to what already is.

- Ishmael Cormack


released May 29, 2021

Toy keyboard
Electric guitar
Classical guitar
Tape machine
Dried seeds
Piano - Recordings of St Andrews Church Grand Piano
All sounds - Ishmael Cormack

Mastering - Ian Hawgood (www.homenormal.com)

Album Art - Glet Masa, twitter.com/glet_masa

Artists share of purchases & Royalties to go to Wildlife Trusts - Registered charity number 207238 (www.wildlifetrusts.org)


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