The Other Journey EP

by Kurinji

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about

Lush, immersive and reflective, The Other Journey EP casts four beautiful songs that will take you across the face of the world and back home again.

The EP's downtempo, global sound is inspired by the personal reflections of families that fled Sri Lanka's civil war in the '90s and '00s and built a new life for themselves in Sydney, Australia. The opening Sea Song tells of a watery voyage and submersion; Sky Song wonders at the children and what they'll remember; Sun Song celebrates the joy of being smitten by a new country; and Dust speaks of acceptance - of finally finding the space to grieve for those who were lost along the way.

Kurinji's debut release also marks the arrival of the remarkable Aimée Falzon – her gorgeous vocals call out across Shakthi's evocative sound beds, wrapping the listener up in a warm, silken embrace.

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released March 7, 2013

All songs by Kurinji (Aimée Falzon and Shakthidharan Sivanathan)

Produced by Shakthidharan Sivanathan
Mastered by Kathy Naunton

Guest Artists
Tabla (Sea Song): Stephan Kantharajah
Bass (Sea Song, Sky Song): Marc Chee

Photography by Guido Gonzalez

The Other Journey is part of The Lanka Project - a long-term, creative
collaboration between CuriousWorks and Australia’s Sri Lankan community.

curiousworks.com.au
lankaproject.net

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Track Name: Sea Song
See you wring the salt from your fingers,
A raft capsized in thee.
Unmoored and over and under,
Syphon it all and leave.

So heave
So haul
So sea

Nothing more

How can you fathom these waters,
Swallowed and girt by sea?
Gently we cradle the coastline -
Exhale the grains in me.

So ebb
So crawl
So wait

Nothing more

aaaaaaaaaa

And only us
And only her
And also hers
Also hers

Your tears are made of these waters,
We two/too dissolve in brine.
We'll wash where sky meets the water -
Broken and submerged in time.

So leave
So fall
So rest

Nothing more

The sky confides in me
The sky confides in me
The sky confides in me
The sea
The sea
The sea
Track Name: Sky Song
Go now
We'll be travellers,
Dreaming of where we'll go -
Where will we go?
And the children
Will be travellers
Forgetting the worst

Swift like birds
Hope like birds

She is
Another gatherer
Feathers for them
Soften the blows
Till they're home

He is
Another traveller
Taking flight
Scars in his eyes
He closed her eyes

A flock now
Of gathered travellers,
Stories packed
Time will unwrap
Hands will unwrap

Here now
Be still be travelling
Feet on the sand

Swift like birds
Hope like birds
Track Name: Sun Song
Do you see the pictures
On her window sill?
They'll fade there in the sun until
Faces packed,
She'll look back
Without the questions and be still

Do you feel the four walls
He is building deep?
If stones within those hands could speak,
They would clap,
Don't look back -
Build till the children all can sleep.

Can you see the sun
Can you see the sun ah-uh ah
Can you see the sun
It shines on every -

Can you see the sun
I know that you -
You can see
Look and see
See the sun shine
See the sun shine
On everyone.
Track Name: Dust
The ocean's been,
The shore has come,
But the dessert greets us
And paints us as one

Wake up, my son,
For the sky is red
How did it follow -
Did it follow to this land?

No warning sign,
Just a quiet night
Only dusty red -
No falling metal sky

A dust storm
Is blowing in
Won't you paint my way?
A dust storm
Is blowing in
Fills up all the air

The ocean's been,
The shore has come,
The desert greets us
And swallows us up

Dust storm
Is blowing in
Fills up all the air

The ocean's been,
The shore has come,
The desert greets us
And swallows us up

Oh!