Marehalm

by Moongazing Hare

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Originally I thought of this as a four-song, mostly electronic Winter ep, reworking two tracks from No True Body. I decided to give myself "free reigns," and to go wherever I was going to go with the sound (I generally have a tendency to restrict myself, when recording) and the underlying story I had thought of quickly developed and expanded the release by four more songs. I think this is by far my most cohesive work to date. It is something much like an extended murder ballad, and, if you have the time, it is probably most interesting, when listened to in sequence. And loud. I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but I think the thing is so drifty and abstract in its nature, that it needs a bit of "projection."

Thank you for listening!

REVIEWS:
Evening of Light: www.eveningoflight.nl/2011/03/16/march-2011-short-reviews/
Shindig! Magazine: content.yudu.com/Library/A1qkx7/ShindigNo16/resources/70.htm

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released March 13, 2010

Moongazing Hare was David Folkmann Drost
with Hiro Folkmann Drost

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Moongazing Hare Copenhagen, Denmark

I try to keep myself warm, calm, loved and out of harm's way. The music is desperately home made and mostly well-intentioned.

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Track Name: Everything Is Holy Brown
Iron rails to holy brown
Satellites return to ground
Metal birds return to rust
Shed their feathers over us

Metal drifting on the waves
Water takes the life she gave
Put your finger on the seed
Buried fears begin to breathe
Track Name: Burning Cloud
Seems just a while ago
You used to call me your friend
But now, we move so slow
Through days towards the end

Six long years or more
You gave to me, back then
Our kids have left their homes
It's no use to pretend

Into russet clouds
My ships are drifting off
In muted, joyful shouts
They call me to the shore
Track Name: The Snow It Melts the Soonest
Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the corn it ripens fastest when the frosts are setting in
And when a young man tells me that my face he'll soon forget
Before we part, I'd bet a croon, he'd be fain to follow it yet

Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the bee that flew in summertime in winter cannot sting
And all the flowers in all the land so brightly there they be
And the snow it melts the soonest when my true love's there for me

Oh the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing
And the swallow skims without a thought as long as it is Spring
But when Spring blows and Winter goes my lad and you'd be fain
With all your pride for to follow me, across the raging main

So never say me farewell here, no farewell I'll receive
You can meet me at the stile, you'll kiss and take your leave
And I'll wait it till the woodcock crows and the martin takes its wing
Since the snow it melts the soonest, when the winds begin to sing