The Golden Archipelago

by Shearwater

Release Date : 2010-02-23

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The Golden Archipelago LP
$15.74
The Golden Archipelago CD
$11.24
The Golden Archipelago MP3
$8.00
The Golden Archipelago FLAC
$10.00
Track # Track Name
1) play  Meridian
2) play  Black Eyes
3) play  Landscape At Speed
4) play  Hidden Lake
5) play  Corridors
6) play  God Made Me
7) play  Runners Of The Sun
8) play  Castaways
9) play  An Insular Life
10) play  Uniforms
11) play  Missing Islands
12) play  Digital Booklet

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CD comes packaged with a 50 page perfect-bound book that is a dossier of records, photos, regulations and images collected by Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg.

LP contains 2 bonus tracks & an MP3 download coupon (that includes the album + PDF of the dossier).


“The Golden Archipelago” is the third album in a triptych of mindblowingly beautiful, dense and ambitious excursions about man’s impact on the natural world from Austin’s SHEARWATER.
This time singer/songwriter Jonathan Meiburg turns his attention to life on islands - a world of lushness and austerity, silence and sudden cataclysms. From rising sea levels to displaced populations, Meiburg travels from the Falklands to Madgascar, from the Bikini Atoll to the Tierra Del
Fuego.
The music matches the grandeur and melancholy of its subject matter. This is an ALBUM album, in the larger sense of the word. Meiburg’s soaring vocals and complex song structures recall opuses like Kate Bush’s “Hounds Of Love,” Hüsker Dü’s “Zen Arcade” and even classic Pink Floyd.
Meiburg’s grandfather's WWII experiences as a radiooperator in the South Pacific help weave these times and places together with feelings  of wonder, grief, and defiance.

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