The Old Carvings

by Almanac Mountain

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The Old Carvings, a track off of the full-length 'Almanac Mountain Is In Like With You', is an 80s style ballad inspired by the dense synth dirges of groups like Berlin and The Cars.

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Could some perfect parent tell me
Who keeps obscuring the hearts
We carved in hard wood and stone?
How can such permanence be erased?

Gathered rocks and compared their virtues
Touching, trying to draw from their
Lasting beauty and constancy
And I thought: well, this really should always work

Does it really always work?

But I hear the quiet voice of this perfect parent say
Oh child it did work
Oh child

Storm clouds gather even on these stones
Look closely at those miniature worlds
Clouds come and go as they do over you
But the old carvings remain

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released April 18, 2014
Written, produced, recorded and performed by Christopher Cote.
With guest artist Mark Damon on alto sax.

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Almanac Mountain Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Psychedelic Progressive Pop

"a searching, fuzzy-headed, lyrically precise stab into reason and wincing memory."

-Lyrically Addicted

"Almanac Mountain...creates so much blissful noise in such a confined space it's a wonder he's able to make it all happen by himself."

Christopher Hislop - The Portsmouth Herald
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