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Broken Water wishes to put out our fifth record.
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Broken Water wants your help to release a new full length album, Seaside and Sedmikrásky. These songs were recorded, mixed, and mastered over the past few months and now we are ready to release this beast.  The album features two songs that amount to over 30 min worth of music!  If you are down with long jams, this is a record for you.  

Seaside is a 16+ min song featuring our friend Lori Goldston on the cello. After reading the book,  "In the Realm of the Hungry Ghost" by Dr. Gabor Mate,  I was inspired and wrote a bassline that hopes to float around the voids of the hungry ghosts in Olympia.  On Seaside Abby plays a heavy steady beat and Jon opens the gates to hell with his guitar.  We were  fortunate enough to have our friend Lori Goldston take the train down from Seattle to Portland to join us at Buzz or Howl studio to play cello on on this track.  Lori channeled lost whales, deep dark undertows of solo guitars and the subtle and not so subtle distortions of reality.  She walked into the studio,  listened to the song once and nailed it all in one take.  THEN she turned around and got back on the train to Seattle.  WOW.  Lori left a big wake long enough to fill all voids.   This feels like the most important thing I've ever been a part of recording thus far. 

The song Sedmikrasky is a tip of the hat to the Czechoslovak New Wave feminist film maker Věra Chytilová and her film Daisies.  The main characters of Daisies decide the world is bad,  so they might as well be bad too.  We were riding a magical wave to Psychodelia (that is a real place) when we recorded this.  It was fun!  We were bad!  I play upright piano and drums,  Abby plays guitar and Jon stumbled into the room at one point and picked up a bass.  That music will never happen again...  I don't think we could pull it off if we tried.  So I'm glad I managed to record it and that it will be released into the world. 

We want Seaside and Sedmikrásky to come out on May Day with your help.   

Love,  Kanako

P.S.  we are working on some kind of video...  so yeah,  that will be up in a couple of weeks... xoxo 

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