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Anthemon

Exploration 004 | Ireland | Vol. III, Issue 4
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Hello there. How are you? What’s happening? Where are you listening from?

🎵 This month’s piece is in A-flat major.1

I actually started writing this one a couple of years ago. A version of it would ultimately become 2022’s daydream, a track I collaborated on with Kyle Torr-Brown (aka Wowflower) and Kyle McEvoy. I sent a rough version of what you’re hearing today over to The Kyles™ and they put their spin on it, turning it into a wobbly little lo-fi number.

I’d been meaning to revisit the original piece for a while, and now felt like the right time to do it. I spent the month revamping it — adding instrumentation, some of my own vocals, etc. I also brought in some audio clips of the charismatic philosopher Alan Watts,2 including a recitation of the poem Drinking Wine from the early Taoist poet Tao Chien.3

📷 This month’s photos were taken in Dromoland, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Last month we were in England, and this month we’ve hopped over to the inimitable Ireland. These shots are from a walk around the stunning Dromoland Castle.4

I invite you to sit with this month’s song, photos, and poem and make them a small part of your day, whether that’s your morning ritual, afternoon break, or your evening wind-down.

As always, if you feel like it, let me know what you think in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

Thank you again for being here.

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Dreams

by Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.


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Anthemon in A-flat major / Written, performed, and produced by Fog Chaser

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For the title, I’m drawing on Watts’s invocation of the chrysanthemum, which is derived from the Ancient Greek chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower).

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Tai Chien, or Tao Yuan Ming, b. 356 AD.

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and Kevin Butler’s wedding in 2016.

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