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Quiet ArrowsBy Quiet Arrows
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Quiet ArrowsBy Quiet Arrows
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About

FREE SONG DOWNLOAD: quietarrows.bandcamp.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/quietarrows

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My name is Samuel.  Quiet Arrows is the name for songs that soar gently but pierce deeply.  Songs that tell stories of love, heartbreak, introspection and wonder.  Songs flowing with hushed vocals, undulating on the rhythmic fingerpicking of an acoustic guitar.  Songs lifted by the spacious sound of an aged upright piano, vintage analog warmth of electric keys, and flourishes of cello, trumpet, glockenspiel and omnichord. 

I am making an album!  This first album is Continents Were Made To Sink.  I have written songs for two more albums as well, but that is a different story for a later time.  This one is for now.  And now is the time to finish up the final bits of this anticipated project.  I have long labored over this collection of songs, and now I am seeking the financial partnership to help release this album independently.

ALBUM TRACK LIST

1. Dare The Night
2. The Moment
3. Coward I Ignored
4. You Are My Planet
5. I Am Your Comet
6. Sharp Is The Strain
7. Consequence Of Calculation
8. Filling Up Our Lungs
9. Continents Were Made To Sink

10. Heaviness

I wrote, arranged, recorded and produced this album, but I have also needed to hire the professional services of additional folks.  Musicians to play the trumpet and cello parts, studio engineers to mix and master the album, graphic designers to help with the technical side of art, and other things along the way.  The funds I am seeking to secure through Kickstarter will enable me to release this album on firm footing.  I have set my funding goal at the minimum amount of my direct expenses, but any additional funding will simply help me get a jump on my next two albums that I have already written.

I have already been a part of successful music melee in the form of the songs I craft with my wife Hannah as The Woodlands.  We released a self-titled indie folk pop album and later reinvented some of those acoustic songs into a remix ruckus of synthpop bliss called Heavy Hands Remix.  (Here are links to those projects: thewoodlands.bandcamp.com,  facebook.com/thewoodlandsmusic,  youtube.com/thewoodlandsmusic.)  Our songs have been in feature films, documentaries, tv shows, commercials and prominent press.  I say all of this to give you the confidence that this Quiet Arrows album isn't the first of the first firstness of music projects for me.  So off we go, marching into this music with flinging fists of joy and gleaming eyes aglow.  Thank you!

Samuel

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ORIGINAL ARTWORK

Tantalizing to the eyes!  The only item of note here is that these pieces are not intended for indoor environments with very high temperatures, and they are not displayed best in direct, hot sunlight (because of the use of beeswax).  The price includes shipping to you, although if they must be climate-control shipped because of where you live, then additional shipping fee may be necessary.  Below are sample photos of pieces in a similar style.

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ORIGINAL SCULPTURES

I make each of the individual paper components by hand from found paper.  The small size is roughly 12 x 12 x 12 inches, and the large size is roughly 1.5 to 2 times larger.  Each sculpture is unique, and below are sample photos.

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ORIGINAL POETRY

Here is a sample poem that was written for friends of mine who had to live apart from each other for awhile:

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

There once was a lad name of Chris
whose thoughts from afar reminisced
of a crass, careless sea
that was callous and mean
as it kept him from her that he missed

Their lands by an ocean were split
be it known that the lass was a Brit
and he just a Yank
his birth he could thank
for geography set all amiss

So he hammered his head with his fist
to jar from his mem'ry the kiss
that plaguing his mind
left him begging and blind
to ev'rything else but her lips

He knew it was more than a tryst
those days like an aeon of bliss
that filled far and wide
with continents' cries
the longings that traveled by wind

The distance afar an abyss
the span of the journey a risk
but he did decide
to clash and collide
for the girl who was worthy of this

So he set to embark on a ship
with salt on the mast through the mist
while sailing for shores
that sang of her lore
he cradled the flask on his hip

The gales and the waves though they hissed
could not quite impede on his quest
to hold in his arms
the girl that had charmed
completely from him all his wits

Her sweetness the scent of his wish
like nectar from pollen that drips
to bloom in his heart
no longer apart
and finally Emma was his

Copyright Samuel Robertson 2011

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    ORIGINAL POETRY + ALBUM CREDIT + CD + DOWNLOAD. Poe-uh-tree. This is a fun one! I have always enjoyed striking the lyric anvil as a wordsmith, but this will be a poem specifically about you! We will talk about what you would like to have poemified (nope, not a real word), you will give me the details regarding your story or adventure or declaration of love, and I will craft your poem. It can be for you or it can be a poem commissioned from you as a gift to another person. (See the sample poem to the left that I wrote for friends of mine who were ocean-torn lovers adrift in temporary geographic separation). The poem will be written and packaged on vintage paper and shipped to you. Plus album credit, CD, digital lyrics PDF booklet, digital album download, and The Woodlands digital album downloads.

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    ORIGINAL ARTWORK + ALBUM CREDIT + CD + DOWNLOAD. I also create visual art. This is a series of pieces that I will be offering for this project. Materials are found wood, found paper, beeswax. Dimensions are 25 x 23 x 3 inches. Geometric color extravaganza with a dimensional encaustic texturing. Super fun, and tantalizing to the eyes! (See photo examples to the left). Plus album credit, CD, digital lyrics PDF booklet, digital album download, and The Woodlands digital album downloads.

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