Far In

by Walktell

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    releases August 4, 2017

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Golden Belly (Invocation)
3.
02:55
4.
Shifting Spheres
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6.
I'm Coming To Shower You With Love
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The Well Is Deep
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03:36
9.
When Kant Read Rousseau
10.
Tangle In The Sun
11.
All Along
12.
Let Me Rest
13.
Draw Me In

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All songs written, performed and recorded by Jake Wachtel, on 44 instruments from around the world:

1 Accordion, 2 Autoharp, 3 Baglamas, 4 Banjolele, 5 Baritone Uke,
6 Bass, 7 Bulbul Tarang, 8 Cavaquinho, 9 Cello, 10 Celtic Harp,
11 Charango, 12 Chimes, 13 Dilruba, 14 Duduk, 15 Ektara,
16 Euphonium, 17 Flute, 18 Guitar, 19 Gunbri, 20 Hapi, 21 Kazoo,
22 Khem, 23 Mandola, 24 Mandolin, 25 Mbira, 26 Melodica,
27 Oud, 28 Panpipes, 29 Piano, 30 Recorder, 31 Sarangi, 32 Saz,
33 Hulusi, 34 Shruti Box, 35 Sitar, 36 Sueng, 37 Tabla, 38 Tanpura,
39 Toy Piano, 40 Tro, 41 Trumpet, 42 Uke, 43 Violin, 44 Xylophone

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releases August 4, 2017

Mixed by Jay Pellici. Mastered by Carl Saff

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Walktell Palo Alto, California

Walktell is a dedicated peripatetic making psych pop on instruments from all over the world. Slowly working on goal to play every instrument ever.

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Track Name: Mistakenly Taken
i feel an abiding sense of calm out by the lakeside of bahir dar
i traveled very far to get to these shores
there’s something to this quality of light that streams through the treetops and catches fire
i’d be a liar with the future foretold

but you can’t make this up
mistakenly taken for a stranger by a lover
you gave me quite enough
to draw upon later after all of this is over

remember when you opened up to him love is to fight the lion he said
music is everywhere he said
that even as the trees move, even as the waters move you
you just keep on walking and walking he said

that you can’t make this up
mistakenly taken for a stranger by a lover
you gave me quite enough
to draw upon later after all of this is over

i know some disturbance will come my way sure as the moonlight pulls the waves
across the surface of the lake
but far below where sound of mind dares not go the aqueous masters fast and pray
waiting for the day when i come home

when i come home, leave the lights on
you must wake up but if you please, could you make the bed
i feel so tired in my body
but my heart and my soul want to know what lies ahead

but you can’t make this up
mistakenly taken for a stranger by a lover
you gave me quite enough
to draw upon later after all of this is over
Track Name: Digging
i’m alone in the old old confines of fasiladis’ bath
and i’m looking to pass the time till my lesson
in the ways of the past
i’m surrounded by these well preserved ruins that i got to myself
i think when things fall apart we can see the foundations
and fortunes they’ve held

when we come to these places we can’t help but stop
digging direct inquiry into naturally expiring eons
beyond the known
when we come to the bottom and we look straight up
into vaulted crumbling ceilings of angelic design
we find the time is right

now my bajaj is waiting and i must go and end this peaceful reverie
but one day i hope to return to this very same place alone in my memory

when we come to these places we can’t help but stop
digging direct inquiry into naturally expiring eons
beyond the known
when we come to the bottom and we look straight up
into vaulted crumbling ceilings of angelic design
we find the time is right
Track Name: Burning Breath
lover, would you undergo this procedure
would you compensate for the lull in the lion’s share
and innards why do you undulate under cover of night
because this tossing and turning has brought me to the brink of despair
Stand vigil over this roaring drought pouring out of a sordid corpuscular past
this cadaver sports a coat of splintered glass
oh great canyon can you carry the weight of the fluvial fortunes
the diluvian epoch beckons from the grave

what's come before is dead and gone with the winners and losers alike
and the future ain't yet born of our burning breath
to test this hypothesis rests on a leap that the faithful they readily make
but I, for one, just want to give it a rest

Mr. Major, would you underwrite my next nine tries
each alibi undermining the silvery goal
Mr. Major, the governing body has got such a grip on the pipelines
that I fear I can't shake it's hold
little Savior, where were you when I came to be
conveniently culled from the ether, the slivers of sun
your behavior, so abstruse for the better part
of the life I've lived thus far
the seekers roots looms large a distant star

what's come before is dead and gone with the winners and losers a like
and the future ain't yet born of our burning breath
to test this hypothesis rests on a leap that the faithful they readily make
but I for one just want to give it a rest

Going in I know I am

what's come before is dead and gone with the winners and losers a like
and the future ain't yet born of our burning breath
to test this hypothesis rests on a leap that the faithful they readily make
but I for one just want to give it a rest

lover, do you underlie these covers fine
subtly demurring all the time
and lover, do you underpin this house of mine
and can I see you once again when I lose my eyes
Track Name: Nonsense
Just a little quickie before I go to bed just a little outpouring of sticking to your guns
once begun can't come undone I mustn't try I can't keep my cortex courting lies
my neurons degrade and hierarchies arching rainbows radiating
in flattering tufts from my titillated tendons ending with the engines
and down down into vast subterranean chasms several hundred fathoms of fathers holding
heavy lidded wunderkinds feet to the fire irascible bullies bellowing
they can't stomach undertaker’s ire
and stopping halfway through the stream of conscious flooding

is there any value to nonsense
I couldn't float a flock of fidgeting fibers but I'll try to assign meaning once again
Is there any value to this lens
i’ll flow it slowly watch the motor smote another as I try to assign meaning once again

I feel misfortune like a filmy web cast around my sunshine flying momentarily through treetops
teetering on the brink of shrinking coastlines to be swallowed by the swindled masses
to be fingered by the forgers past attempts attendant on the wrong interpretation
interpolated visitations of sentient sidewinders with a penchant for mischief and pensioners smile

is there any value to nonsense
I couldn't float a flock of fidgeting fibers but I'll try to assign meaning once again
Is there any value to this lens
i’ll flow it slowly watch the motor smote another as I try to assign meaning once again
What can I be said to understand
I'll make a mockery of my vague attempts at lockdown as I try to assign meaning once again