Askanse - Spring and Early Summer

by Askanse

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These are some of the tracks that arose out of the time I spent living on my parent's acreage (known as "The Land") outside of Oklahoma City. I set up a small studio in my grandmother's travel trailer named the "Casita". The windows of the Casita looked out upon the woods. I often heard the sounds of birds or the rustling of rabbits in the bushes. Towards the middle of summer the otherworldly call of cicadas was ever-present. All these sounds and images combined with feelings of disquiet and loss, as I groped for an anchor in post-University life. My inner unease was balanced against the outward ease of living with my parents on this idyllic land. In a sense it was paradise, but I hadn't earned it, and I didn't deserve it. And so, that's what these songs represent to me, and I hope that you find something in them too.

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released November 17, 2014

A very warm thanks to:
My Parents,
My Grandmother,
Kelsey (vocals on The Shadow of Joy),
Donald (drums on Ceaseless, Shadow of Joy, and These Days),
Connor (who set-up the drum recordings),
and other friends who encouraged me and gave me feedback (especially thinking of Otis, Tristan, and Joseph).

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Casita Records Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Casita Records is an electronic music label based in Oklahoma City and Los Angeles. We want to promote diverse forms of electronic music in the Midwest and around the world.

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Track Name: The Shadow of Joy
I'm sitting on top of the world
But that's alright, I sure ain't gon' worry

I begin and sense the end.
Track Name: Call
I call my baby back, sitting, sitting.
Sitting on top of the world.
Track Name: What Seems
I'm not what I seem to be,
If you're not scared, then you should be.