Bring Down The Sky

by Shipwreck Karpathos

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FLY! 07:10
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I feel insignificant in my every day life. I don't need to comprehend the vastness of space to realize just how small I am. There are over 7 billion human beings exactly like me on this planet and I rank somewhere in the middle of them in every conceivable category. Not the fattest, not the skinniest. Not the smartest, and not the dumbest. I'm simply mediocre in comparison. We are a bell curve of mediocrity. Yet, given the amount of people here, we still look higher and lower to understand how important we think we are. We've explored the edges of our galaxy with telescopes and theoretical physics and unmanned spacecrafts. We've explored the very building blocks of existence with microscopes and molecular biology and particle physics. We went so far as to create the gods of Olympus before we understood earth's rotation and the Avengers after we understood that constellations were nothing more than coincidence. We ascribe meaning to orbital magnetism and birthdays. We believe in a creator that formed our existence, because we believe we can't be random chance. We can't accept the truth that we are a sentient byproduct of evolution. We can't accept the fact that we are an organic program written by a thousand chimps with a thousand typewriters over the course of a thousand millennia. But, we are. We are happenstance. We are inevitable. We are meaningless and insignificant in the grand machination of existence. We are not special nor gifted nor graceful. We exist as a means to a biological end. We are, merely, a complex stage of evolution pretending to be artists and visionaries. In truth...we are future cave paintings and myth.
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"The album tells the futuristic tale of an airship pilot and his first mate who return to their home of Circle City, only to find it destroyed. What follows is their epic journey to stop the forces that caused the chaos...Although there's easy comparisons to Explosions in the Sky, This Will Destroy You, and Russian Circles, Shipwreck Karpathos carved out their own niche in the post rock realm. Some songs were ambient and timeless; others fast-paced and driving. This band proves that post rock can be more than delay pedals and crescendos."
- TJ Jaeger (Nuvo)

credits

released July 16, 2016

All songs written and performed by Shipwreck Karpathos:

Nick Arbogast - Bass
David Chastain - Guitar / Piano
Robby Klingerman - Guitar
Joel Tucker - Guitar
Jake Watson - Drums

With additional bass on track 6 and 7 from Ian Duvall (Check out his project ARCHIATOR also on bandcamp)

The voice over track 2 is Ryan Remington reading his essay "Better Living As Animal".

Recorded by Austin Wooten at In Color Studios
Mixed and Mastered by Wesley Heaton

Cover Art by Allen Walton
Design by Whitney DuBois

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An attempt at building massive walls of moving sound. This is an experiment.

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