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Another Land Made of Water

Another Land Made of Water

“I'm not really sure what this is; I do know that it is a study in impermanence, and I think it behooves us all to study impermanence very carefully, these days. And it's a story about a storm on an island, where I was young.“
- Gordon Bok

Another Land Made of Water is perhaps the most developed example of Gordon Bok’s experiments combining spoken-word storytelling, poetry, and sweeping musical arrangements inspired by Anglo-American traditional music and maritime song. Thought of best as a concept album or a cantefable, Another Land... is an obscure, personal narrative of an ethereal and almost otherworldly encounter between the narrator and a group of “sea-people.” The music, recorded by a large group of professional and non-professional musicians in Bok’s circle, includes both family members and familiar performers from the Folk-Legacy label (Ann Muir, Ed Trickett). It is rich and warm, instrumental and choral, and at times sung in an invented language of the sea people. A truly unique release, Another Land... presents Bok at his most creative, fanciful, and wistful.

Track Listing

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The Island Gordon Bok 7:16  
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Sagudana Gordon Bok 3:50  
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Watertime Gordon Bok 5:36  
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Namana Seira Gordon Bok 3:21  
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Trading Gordon Bok 3:43  
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Song For Vela Gordon Bok 5:32  
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Southwest Wind Gordon Bok 4:20  
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Tilderai / Lidalan Gordon Bok 3:59  
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Storm Passing Gordon Bok 3:54  
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The Wind Calling Gordon Bok 5:02