Wounded Tropic, Vol. 1

by This Island Earth

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    releases March 8, 2019

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1.
Aurora
2.
3.
4.
Infinite Tide, pt. 1
5.
Red Salt, pt. 1
6.
River Hands
7.
Sons & Daughters
8.
Firstborn
9.
Bruised Earth
10.
Infinite Tide, pt. 2
11.
Tempest Futurae

about

Wounded Tropic is a series of three albums that narrate the story of a small island, and it's devastation at the hands of a massive tropical storm. Four voices, both elemental and human, mark the disaster and it's bleak myriad of effects. Present in all volumes are the natives, the island, the ocean, and the storm itself.

Vol. 1 takes place as the tempest begins to form.

This is an album about the natural world, our ghosts, our children, the fears we hold, and the future we hope to create.

credits

releases March 8, 2019

All songs written, arranged, and produced by This Island Earth

Elijah Lee- vocals, guitars, bass, synths, keys, percussion, programming, field recordings
Micah Hummel- drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Anton Patzner- violin & viola on tracks 1, 7, 9 & 11
Emily Afton- vocals on tracks 3 & 9
Laura Weinbach- vocals on track 4

engineered by This Island Earth at Ghost Island Studios
drums on tracks 3, 6, 9 & 11 engineered by Sacha Müller at B-Side Studios
percussion/samples on tracks 2 & 7 engineered by Keith Banning at Grange Recorders
bass on tracks 3, 6, 9 & 11 engineered by Sacha Müller at Dead Aunt Thelma's

mixed by Jeff Stuart Saltzman
mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio Mastering

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This Island Earth Bend, Oregon

field rock and ambient world out of the Pacific Northwest.

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Track Name: Tropic Rising
ISLAND:

what was I before you awoke?
an island with no anchor
a throat without a song

i felt the future
like an infinite sea
and from beneath the waves
you spoke to me

tropic rising bring us heat
in your heart prepare a feast

sons and daughters of paradise
i waited my entire life
to see you

young one, be brave
feel the wonder
and follow where it goes
i warned take only what you need
but you want it all
i'm in love
with the light that comes

my eden lay before your eyes
could all it's glory ever suffice?
you hold tremendous appetite

am I truly tropic rising?
does my heart contain a feast?
child of the waters
will I give you everything?

young one, be brave
feel the wonder
and follow where it goes
i warned take only what you need
but you want it all
i'm in love
with the light that comes

from you
Track Name: Creation Myths
NATIVES:

we could be the equal parts
creation speaks a sacred truth
that each one is made from two

as the dusk opens an infinite mouth
to let the stars come pouring out
a quiet anoints the air
barefoot walking through the smoke of incense
paradise dripping from your hair
my fingers catch in a single snare

your image like mist in my mind
skin like gold
spread across water
in your palms
you hold the dawn
and morning’s thirst demands
that i take a drink from both your hands

the flowers in our skull bloom slow
and I wonder what becomes
but now i see
what we owe the serpent and the tree
in the garden we became more than beasts

will we age together,
at the edge of night?
in the slow heat
where each limb awakes
sweeter than honey what the body gives

the flowers in our skull bloom slow
and I wonder what becomes
but now i see
what we owe the serpent and the tree
in the garden we became more than beasts

one day the love that you gave
will crown the children that you shape



don't you know the universe grows
with you