I saw the Omnipotent’s flaming pioneers
Over the heavenly verge which turns towards life
Come crowding down the amber stairs of birth;
Forerunners of a divine multitude,
Out of the paths of the morning star they came
Into the little room of mortal life.
I saw them cross the twilight of an age,
The sun-eyed children of a marvellous dawn,
The great creators with wide brows of calm,
The massive barrier-breakers of the world
And wrestlers with destiny in her lists of will,
The labourers in the quarries of the gods,
The messengers of the Incommunicable,
The architects of immortality.
Into the fallen human sphere they came,
Faces that wore the Immortal’s glory still,
Voices that communed still with the thoughts of God,
Bodies made beautiful by the spirit’s light,
Carrying the magic word, the mystic fire,
Carrying the Dionysian cup of joy,
Approaching eyes of a diviner man,
Lips chanting an unknown anthem of the soul,
Feet echoing in the corridors of Time.
High priests of wisdom, sweetness, might and bliss,
Discoverers of beauty’s sunlit ways
And swimmers of Love’s laughing fiery floods
And dancers within rapture’s golden doors,
Their tread one day shall change the suffering earth
And justify the light on Nature’s face.
— SRI AUROBINDO —
Willem Maker “The Earth is All That Lasts” (Makerworks)
Right now, TEIATL is a digital-only release and there’s no immediate plan for CDs or vinyl (hopefully that’ll change at some point in the future), but you’ll find a lil surprise over at the Bandcamp store. Not only is there the standard 44.1/16 version, that you can download in lossless formats and high quality MP3s, but for the first time, Makerworks is proud to offer a 96/24 “Hi-Res Edition” for the audiophiles in the crowd. You’ll notice it features a cool variation of the gorgeous cover art by our good friend and brother-in-arms, Christoph Mueller.
Speaking of Mr. Mueller, he shared an incredible video this week and to quote the man himself, “Here’s a little film I put together of Willem Maker performing ‘Where the Bright Angel Tolls’ at the Foxhole on Turkey Heaven Mountain, Alabama, and me working on the cover artwork in Aachen, Germany — documenting the now.” You can watch it here.
So, big thanks for all the support over the years, and I truly hope you enjoy these strange new sounds from the mountain, somewhere in Alabama.
Download : music.makerworks.com