Nine Silhouettes

from by Alex de Steiguer

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    Debut album of Alex de Steiguer's songs from across a seven mile sea, composed and partially recorded on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New England. Includes twelve tracks with the bonus track "Whistling Wind" recorded on Star Island, deep in winter during a raging gale. CD includes a full-color, twelve-page booklet, with lyrics, photos and other bonus content. Ships after official release date.

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Production Notes: Cello parts recorded in the historic wood-paneled music room (built for a cellist in the 1880's) at Creek Farm in Portsmouth, NH thanks to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests who conserved the 36 acres of wooded waterfront, and graciously allowed us to use this amazing room. Support them at forestsociety.org

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lyrics

Nine silhouettes sitting solid and low
Drenched in the rain and the ice and the snow
Always to windward of waters that flow
Down through the long march of time

Brunting the waves and the nor’easter’s blow
Bare to the sky and the fathoms below
Fronting the years as the centuries flow
These little islands in time… these little islands sublime.

Nine silhouettes sitting far out to sea
Breakers to windward and combers alee
Weathering time in good company
Better than ever you’ll find

Into the weather you come and you go
In the darkest of nights there’s a sweep and a glow
And a flash that resounds with a sailor’s “land ho!”
And the voyages left behind

The seasons will pass, and the night into day
For all who will leave us, and all who will stay
If time is an ocean, then life is a bay
But it’s better than ever you’ll find… on these little islands in time
These little islands sublime.

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credits

from Island Sublime, released June 1, 2019
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Alex: vocals, guitar, words, music, arrangement
Sam Goodall: 5-string violin
Lauren Wool: cello
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Alex de Steiguer

Besides being a homesteader, a deep water tall-ship sailor and a musician, Alex is also well known for her extensive body of black & white fine-art photography, and is the author of Small Island, Big Picture, a series of reflections on solitude, creativity, inspiration and connection with the world we live in. See links for more info about Alex's other works. ... more

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