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The Fisherman Abides

by The Breathing Effect

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the pier sees water-static
and a blinding phoenix

entropy displays its latest work
beneath a languid gallery
tempest proof, spoiled by clean air

an impenetrable cast leaves me
clambering on cold planks
while the gallery is rising inside

People watching people watching
every person that has
every single moment ever lived
impressed upon their wet gaze
and each one's more beautiful than the last

swimmers swim and lookers look, at no cost
no loss for a fisherman with new eyes

I'm acknowledged in a foreign tongue
as the wheelchair man makes another lap

walkers walk and talkers talk at no cost
no loss, for the seagull with new eyes

the sign reads: "No Overhead Casting,"
and the fisherman abides

recorded in January 2016 and June 2016 at Cosmic Zoo
All songs written and produced by The Breathing Effect
Keys, Synth, Vocals, and Guitar performed by Eli Goss
Drums, Bass, and Guitar performed by Harry Terrell
Bass and Lead Synth on 'The Grove' written and performed by Moki Kawaguchi (Lionmilk)
Album artwork shot by Harry Terrell, design by Jake Jenkins + The Breathing Effect
Mixed and Mastered by Daddy Kev and The Breathing Effect at Cosmic Zoo


released September 29, 2017

2017, 2017 Alpha Pup Records


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The Breathing Effect Los Angeles, California

The Breathing Effect is the music of Harry Terrell and Eli Goss, two lifelong friends and partners in music for over 10 years. Whatever melodies and rhythms exist in their minds ends up on their records. There are many influences and familiar sounds, including jazz fusion, experimental rock, funk and soul. They make this music for all those who are willing to listen, with love and care... ... more

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