Europan Benthic Detritivore

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    A dark, tranquil, album-length instrumental. Perfect for studying, sleeping, thinking, or meditating. (See track description for more).
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Why not spend 45 minutes in the deep, dark seas of Jupiter's ice-bound moon Europa, one of the places alien life seems most likely to exist in our solar system?

As with the deep seas here on Earth, the sound of this world is mostly a deep, gently undulating drone. But if you listen carefully, you can hear a tiny, translucent, vaguely crab-like animal snuffling around on the seafloor— and a few curious visits from an underwater probe.

Since the sounds of this piece lie mostly in the lower frequency range of human hearing, we suggest listening on headphones or a stereo with good bass response.

This piece was commissioned and titled by a friend of the band, who very kindly allowed us to make it publicly available.

JM, March 2020

lyrics

Shhhhh.
Whooooaaaammmmm.
Shishshishshishshishshishboooom.
Boom.
(Chikachuka. Chuka).
Bwoooooammm.
Boooooommmmm.
(Chikachuka. Chuka, chuka, chikachuka).
Shhhh.
Booom.
Shhhhhhhhhhhh.

credits

from Europan Benthic Detritivore, released March 25, 2020
Performed by Shearwater
Recorded and Mixed by Dan Duszynski

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