Speedbump Catalyst: Upon the Wheel, Blessing in Disguise, Energetic Tides, The Road Alone

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Upon the Wheel:

glistening my love is real
turning round upon the wheel
let it flow
see it heal a broken soul
soothing caressing inside
upstream to wrestle with tides
deep down there's nowhere to hide

images divulge in dreams
innermost marks of being
let it be
to be seen instinctively
moving towards inner light

Blessing in Disguise:

shoved away in shadow to fade
where all withheld feelings have
been bent
there i'm left
feeling about for reasons of how
oh just how it's now commanding view
some longing for life spent
but for now i'll be wandering
aimlessly beneath
the light of the pale moon
letting destiny carry me free

Energetic Tides:

our love will stream across the sky
questions reflect my inner light
shown to me energetic tides
two souls which share the views of life

our love will stream across the sky
questions reflect my inner light
shown to me energetic tides
take hold for the road alone and fly

The Road Alone:

in a world sometimes masterfully mired
concealing sketches of love
there is hurt forgotten
cast deep into the trenches inside
shaping a frame, finding form
in the output of our anger and frustration
in a world shaped by
unaccounted beauty of design
humble and unhindered
grown into an entangled vine
as we breathe together
alive we are aligned
in a bond frequently belittled by
humankind's abstracted lie
and aligned we are alive
for the road alone is not forever


from Rise of the Waterfowl, released January 5, 2016
Alex Espe – Vocals, Rhodes, Mellotron, Synth, Piano, Lyrics
Thatcher Holvick-Norton – Drums
Aaron Laughlin – Guitar, Vocals, Ebow, Lyrics
Alex Pepe – Guitar
Ian Taylor – Bass


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Farmhouse Odyssey Arcata, California

Farmhouse Odyssey is a group of five musicians who believe in music as a guiding and transformative force in the world. Since they formed in 2012 in Arcata, California each member has brought a unique perspective to the group, coalescing into a whole that is somewhere between progressive rock, jazz fusion, and psychedelia. ... more

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