Droplet

by The Ancient Wild

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In total homage to this gorgeous planet, this web of which we are, each of us, droplets kept... We touch upon themes of oneness with nature, the patience of unconditional love, necessary death, change from the inside-out, the upswell of life force which animates everything. Inspired by several of our most beloved places upon the earth, if you listen close, you'll hear sounds of nature running throughout the album, merged with the songs themselves. This album is a prayer for our collective well-being -- may it bring just that, to you, beloved listener.

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released February 3, 2015

Harp + Vocals by Kate Wild.
Guitar, Bass, Percussion, + Vocals by Christophe Sunhorse.
Production + Editing by Brad Senstock.
Production of "Droplet remix" by Brad Senstock.
Mastering by David Young.
Album art + design by Kate Wild (utilizing photography of Natalie Rogers).

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Harp, piano, male & female vocals, guitar, and drums create a unique acoustic-industrial sound reminiscent of Dead Can Dance, Tori Amos, Imogen Heap. The collaborative project between US-based composers Kate Wilde and Christophe Shepp.

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Track Name: Droplet
Not so far away
Not so far away

From what makes you able
From the food on my table
Deliver me unto my body
There to know peak and valley
Deep in your web, a droplet kept
Deep in your web, we drank and slept

We drank and slept and rose with the sun
Of the all-loving one

Not so far away
Not so far away

From the day we leave the ground
Hypnotized by electric sounds
Are we destined for skyrocketing bodies?
Destined to make another planet home?
Deep in your web, can we escape death?
Deep in your web, we drank and slept
Deep in your web, can we escape death?
Deep in your web, we drank and slept

We drank and slept and rose with the sun
Of the all-loving one

Deep in your web, a droplet kept
Deep in your web, we drank and slept
Track Name: Overflow
Extending into this oh,
Into this phosphorescent glow
Wind and weave and feel it pull me
Wind and weave and feel it pull
As gravity is leaving me behind
So fly, overflow with light
So fly, overflow

Crossing over, changing states
Becoming lighter, more awake
The wind and earth are pleased to meet
Elemental reunion, gathering complexity
The wind and earth finally meet
And find levity
So fly, overflow with light
So fly, overflow
Track Name: Stream Into the Night
Stream into the night
Like smooth lace, woven water
Inbetween worlds
Touching your face

Oooh...
Track Name: Silent Revolution
Starting from the southernmost seed
Upward and out, spiraling
Cause it changes from the inside
Out
Cause it changes from the inside
Out
So I give it time to blossom through
Growing up, growing out
Running to, to the sun
Protect my eyes from what will come

Quietly pouring from the mouth
Waves churning, churning me out
Overcome by the southern sun
Pulling me upward and out

Cause it changes from the inside
Out
Cause it changes from the inside
Out
Cause it changes from the inside
Out

Suddenly stirring
Twisting and turning
This spark is now burning
And it's all coming out
This silent revolution is turning around and around and around...
This silent revolution...
Track Name: Canyon
Oh, canyon walls, carry my voice
Carry my soul across the land
Oh, high mountain air, carry our prayers
Carry these bones into your arms

And they will find their peace
And open eyes to see
That you are always there
In every rock and tree
I see the wild in me

Oh, canyon walls, traveling your shapes
Learning your place, where crystals come from
Oh, deep in the earth, bury my eyes
Fill up my sight with diamond light

And in your embrace, purity to trace
Back to my roots, all else to erase
And in your embrace, purity to trace
Back to my roots, all else to erase
But truth
Track Name: Emerge
To emerge, to unfold
To gaze into the unknown
To live, to grow
To give the finest grace you can be

To life, to the action, the feeling
That never ever lies
Awaken, and embrace
The air, the clouds, the sky
As its new height is forming
Up from the inside

To allow what is spoken
To be heard as a listener
To the sounds as it's forming
Out of the emergent seed
You know that you are giving
So, when you open up and hold
The space where all your parts come alive

To life, to the action, the feeling
That never ever lies
Awaken, and embrace
The air, the clouds, the sky
As its new height is forming
Up from the inside

Where all your parts come from
Up from the inside

Where all your parts come alive!

Gracefully soften into her form
I absorb
Her wisdom, her pain
Her knowing, like rain
Flooding upon me
Like rain
Flooding upon me
Like rain
Flooding upon me
Like rain...
Where all your parts come alive!

As she rocks me to sleep
Sending something so sweet
Her offering is she eats, whatever
I let her carry me
Like a river into the sea
I am surrendering
Like a river into the sea
I am surrendering
I am surrendering
I am surrendering...
Track Name: Flowers & Lead
Oh, don't wake me from my slumber
For by choice, I have gone to rest
In my bed made of flowers and lead
In my bed made of flowers and lead

There is so much weight
What is my place on earth?
Underneath the weight
Of all that's waiting to birth

Oh, when I wake from a deep slumber
And brush my eyes
Will you stand beside me with silent knowing
And offer me time?
Will you offer me time?

There is so much weight
What is my place on earth?
Underneath the weight
Of all that's waiting to birth

Every soul has a ticking clock
Set to the moment the veils come off
Pray not to see before you are ready
I forgive you and offer you time
I forgive you and offer you time

You are never late
In finding your place on earth
You are never late
The time will come to give birth
Track Name: Forever Echoing
Our actions are forever echoing

You see, life: a gift
Whatever we can give to lift the veils and see
Our responsibility
To our self, to our health, our richness
And even our poverty
We all things, we all things, we all things
So let it be
We: all things, we all things, we all things
We: effortless beauty
Forever echoing
Effortless beauty
Forever echoing...

Whatever we take
We must return
Whatever we take
We must return
Cause we're standing on the shoulders
Of our ancestry
Round and round it goes
Forever it echoes through every part of you & me
All things, returning to the soil down below
Cycling effortlessly, as long as I can let it go
From my hands back home
I give it back
Let go

From my hands into home
I give it back to the whole
And release and let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it be free
This effortless beauty
Forever echoing...
Track Name: The Seeker
The seeker, to wander
The edge of the canyon is my home
I'm searching, neverending
To gather the seeds from around the earth
Discovering the newness of
Each moment in passing, in passing me by
Discovering the newness of
Each moment in passing, in passing me by-y-y...

The stillness of a moment
Stopping and settling the dust
The mirror in the water
Is open to curious eyes
Deepening connection
To the mover and those who are moved
Invisible, yet tangible
I'm following breezes in passing me by-y-y...

And when I found the road
I opened up my arms
And when the road found me
I opened up to breathe

And threw it all away
To open up a space...
I threw it all away
To open up a space...