Tree

by Black Lake

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1.
Horizontal colors in the sky falling falling awake watching all the stars as they go by falling falling awake flying flying floating floating flying gliding gliding gently landing sliding its so easy quiet revolution of the mind falling falling awake all is all is one flying flying floating floating flying gliding gliding gently landing sliding its so easy falling awake falling awake falling awake falling awake falling awake falling awake falling awake silence silence is so accurate
2.
electric lightbeams through the plastic moving lights on water falls silver branches flecked with orange cedar spindle trunk takes on tree sliver tips twisted thick a vine becomes a shiny star shadows fall tree shimmering leaves shadows fall tree shimmering breathe rectangle electric panel mismatched chandelier crystals they shine crystals they shine black lake black lake tree black lake black lake tree black lake tree black lake tree black lake black lake shining star water lights leaving shadow moving photograms that spin tree watery blue lights leaving shadows moving photograms that spin leaves black lake black lake tree black lake black lake tree black lake tree black lake tree black lake black lake shooting star
3.
01:14
River of ice ice river river of ice ice river river of ice ice river river of ice ice river melting days complexity protection two words two words back again back in and out of bright light silver sun multiply exponentially glass forest microscope algae
4.
So you're getting married today gonna have a real good time today all of your good friends are here today cuz you're getting married today together together forever together from today hey from today
5.
02:06
We are water drastic sun rising mountain known infinity we are ocean screaming toward the tree confused and soaring neuron galaxy echo echo echo lake echo echo echo lake we are the desert the dry river bed urgently thirsty slash the veil echo echo echo lake echo echo echo lake we are rubble bombs and gun grief struck mother a portal to ourselves we are explosion the rhythm of all now timeless existence electron from a star echo echo echo lake echo echo echo lake
6.
02:01
Sway into another night I'm in a netherzone sway under a blood red cloud i've got to shout out loud let me hear ya sway come on come on sway you move in out of shadow in the dark you move in and out of a shadow in the park blood red cloud shout out loud i'm in a netherzone I'm in a netherzone sway under a blossoming tree in the cold month of february everybody sway come on come on sway
7.
00:54
We are visitors we are visitors to this land mecca new york we are visitors to this land alabama water air earth light plants vines eggs and medicine back black snake back the danes responded we all wear the star hijab new york alabama jerusalem mexico beijing lithuania america
8.
02:51
The unnamed moon is shining there barely seen behind the clouds subtle full obscure over this valley where we walk moon talk drawing in drawing all the universe then the smallest sounds then the smallest sounds invite don't impede the light insight calling extra light delight open extra sight don't fight collaborate with light.
9.
02:33
The essence of the land essence of the air essence of the sun everywhere its love its love rise above the essence of the essence everywhere its hard to describe how i came alive must be something in the eyes the essence of the trees the vibrating leaves dancing with the air within the essence of the trees the vibrating leaves dancing with the air within the essence of the trees the vibrating leaves dddancing with the air within the essence of the trees the vibrating leaves dancing with the air within
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00:58
11.
02:31
consciousness the diamond of the universe all starts with nothing nothing begins without nothing it all ends with nothing nothing can be without nothing then there is all possibility possibility it all starts at the lake water inspiration it all starts in the mind growing like a diamond then there is all don't be fooled you are not you nothing its a myth survival ego one thing consciousness is a gift something there's no past only now all things it all became just a game a very very very real seeming just a game then there is all possibility
12.
This track is instrumental

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Tree is a concept album by Black Lake covering a life span from birth to death with stops along the way for fun and dancing, art, thaws after freezes, calling in light, weddings, loving earth, her trees and her people.

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released July 27, 2018

Black Lake www.blacklakeart.com is Slink Moss and Susan Jennings who have collaborated on music and art since 2008. All album artwork is by Black Lake. Black Lake is very grateful to Alex and Faye, Vilma, Gus and Adele who inspire us. We also thank Nicholas Butterworth, Thea Carlson, Ayn S. Choi, Paul DeCrosta, Ilze Earner, Susan English, Timothy Forry, Heidi Marben, Yvette Mattern, Francine Hunter McGivern and CR10, Susan Meyer, Tracy Miller, Laurie Olinder, Scott Pfaffman, Christine Sciulli, Dee Shapiro, Julie Shapiro, Amy Talluto for making this album possible. We also give a very special thanks to Gail LeBoff. All album art is by Black Lake. Front and back as well as track art are images from "Night Tree," a multimedia art installation exhibited in "Of an Urban Nature" at Theodore Art in Bushwick, NY. Inside art is an installation shot of the Black Lake painting "Orange Triangle Sunshine Thoughts Become Things" in the show Solace at 526 West 26th St Chelsea and a photo by Gavin Preuss of Black Lake on the River of Ice in Hudson, NY

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Black Lake is an inter-media duo whose performances fuse video, music, poetry, sculpture, and shadows to create an immersive otherwordly environment. Their signature style is at once sensual and gritty, quotidian and exquisite. Their soundscapes fuse pattern and exploration, building textures with wild guitar riffs, neo-Beat word-scapes, and the haunt of the human voice. Photo by Kenneth Smith. ... more

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