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The Water of Life

by Drekka

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Professionally dubbed in real-time
    White shells with paper labels
    Digital download card included
    Limited to 75 copies

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Water of Life via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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"The Water of Life" is something I started a LONG time ago, originally as part of a 2015 series that John Flannelly put together called "Mellow Monday" where artists performed long form sets right in Monument Circle, Indianapolis. People were invited to collaborate, although only one curious child actually did (as is often the case).

It was initially supposed to be, and still is, a Dune concept album. Although once they announced the new version of Dune, I mentally shelved the project. But, a broader interest in Arrakis doesn't make my own decades long love of the sandworms and their sacrifice for the Fremen any less relevant!

There is a purposeful juxtaposition between the calm, meditative litanies presented and the sandstorm, radio frequencies and struggle that takes place in the higher frequencies. It is, in a lot of ways, a definitive document of my work at the time; the displaced, distortion of memories being recalled using faulty equipment... a sort of rats in the works chaos, and an emerging focus on mantra and stoic aims.

Bless the Maker and His Water.
Mkl / 07.VII.23


Mkl Anderson - voice, cassette manipulation, reed pipe, bamboo flutes, cymbals, field recordings, objects and artifacts

Performed and recorded live, 28 September 2015 on Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
Mixed and mastered by Mkl Anderson, Feb-Aug 2022 at Bluesanct HQ, Bloomington, IN

Original artwork by Malcolm Larmond for June Arcade
Layout by James Searfoss

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Orb Tapes 2023


released July 7, 2023


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Experimental, fringe and extreme musics.

est. 2015

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