Autumn, Semaphores

May 4, 2020 11:12 AM

A psychedelic synthpop meditation on dreams, the romance of travel, the uncanny desert night, and technology approaching obsolescence. If Tears For Fears collaborated with 1970-era Steve Reich, you might get something like this. Based on a painting by Georgy Nissky and a time-lapse video of two vintage railroad semaphores in the New Mexico desert.


Somewhere over Santa Fe
Atmospheric ocean
Wheeled above our dreaming heads
Hypnotized in motion
Signals in your lover's eye
Sleeping at the junction
Silhouetted in the sky
Solemn semaphores sit
Winking out their last goodbye
Frozen into caution

Dreamt I was a satellite
Falling out of orbit
Rolling in the silver light
Like a lonely gauntlet
Winking over Wagon Mound
And the pines of Carson
No more lunar lullaby
Did I see their arms lift
As I broke up on the tracks?

P.S.: I've started releasing free albums of new material every month, and this is on the newest one. Grab and enjoy.

posted by mykescipark (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

In a cavalcade of hilarity, I asked the mods to delete the prior post because I goofed something in the mix/edit and I couldn't let it fly. Here again I see I've reproduced one of the textual errors. Please note that the proper lyric is:

Waving out their last goodbye

Thank you for your attention.
posted by mykescipark at 11:13 AM on May 4, 2020

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