Scott Ezell | Ocean Hieroglyphics

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Ocean Hieroglyphics

by Scott Ezell

World-Ambient music combining American folk with traditional Indian, Chinese, and aboriginal music--Guitar, banjo, djembe, mbira, banboo flutes, jews harp, percussion and more.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Between the City and the Sea
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2. Throwing Questions to the Sea
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3. Purification
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4. Clouds above Orchid Island
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5. Across this Ocean, America
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6. Undulations
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7. Patterns in the Foam of Breaking Waves
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8. Distant; Receding
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9. The Blue of Wine
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10. Seaflower
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11. Sun Sets on All I've Left Undone
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12. Green Island After Rain
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Scott Ezell is a writer, musician, and visual artist. He lived many years in Asia, where he absorbed traditional music styles and became fluent in Chinese. "Ocean Hieroglyphics" was recorded in a mountain farmhouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Taiwan, where Scott Ezell lived with a tribe of aboriginal woodcarvers and built a recording studio from driftwood. These ambient instrumental songs express the color and texture of the ocean with traditional instruments from four continents. Total time, 63 minutes.


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Color and texture
I recently sliced open a green tomato and was surprised by perhaps the most beautifully vital shade of green I have seen. This reminded me of Scott Ezell's Ocean Hieroglyphics album and the way he captures through music the colors, textures and moods of the natural environment----without, I might add, interjecting bird calls or whale songs. This is pure, yet complex-- and deeply contemplative--music that gently carries you along. Good for restful ambiance at the end of a difficult day or for professional dancers with the urge to move in grace.