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The Endless Sea

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1.
There’s no time For the silent For the silent (...)
2.
07:38
We passed the last of the outliers three days ago Silhouettes in negative against space Burnt out and open to nothingness They drift on their final trajectory Perhaps to enter orbit around some distant body But for now, spent and useless We are now the last Life support, as always, perpetual Everything that ever will be contained within our sphere Impossibly thin solar array ten thousand kilometers long drift behind, invisibly wicking energy from nothing Heat from hard vacuum, to push us forever onwards on a silver thread We are the last, cast blindly into the future All I see is light A million, trillion points of light staring back
3.
06:00
We saw light A living light A living light We saw light A living light A living light All our time All our lies All our lies
4.
(intro vocal loop) We hold the light We rode the light we were given We told the stories We spoke the words we were given We became We became what we were given We became We became what we were given What we were given We are forgiven We are forgiven
5.
05:08
(unknown, changes with each performance)
6.
(intro monologue, unknown origin) We lie down to sleep Become the endless sea As we fall from dust Become the endless sea Taste the light of love Become the endless sea

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From Rebirth and a four track recorder in the year 1999 to broken tape machines, untuned guitars/synths and extreme signal processing an eternity later, Terminal Sound System has remained the primary musical outlet for musician/producer Skye Klein.

It is about stories. There is a narrative, albeit disjointed. Tends to come in threes, like dramatic characters; introduction, exploration, disintegration. It’s about stories, creating a world with sound and words and exploring that until it (inevitably) folds back on itself and starts to self-reference, decay, but also sprout appendages, potentialities.

Roughly a dozen releases have tracked the evolution of Terminal Sound System from post-techno dub experiment to post-everything world-building/destroying. The Endless Sea is the third part of a trinity that began with 2013's 'A Sun Spinning Backwards'. Worlds fell, necessary actions were taken. What happens after exodus, when all is left behind and you get a blank slate? Do we replay the past? Recreate or reimagine?

2015's 'Dust Songs' and 'The Endless Sea' bleed into one another, drawing to conclusion this particular arc. The wave curls back on itself, corrosion amplified.
There are more questions here than answers, far more uncertainties than truths. Post-industrial folk stories from a barren earth. Scorched and infinite.

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released April 6, 2018

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The Terminal Sound System makes music for the spaces between moments; quantum timeshards, proto-apocalyptic hymns and love songs for robots.

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