High in the Mountain

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Instruments: vocals, Harmos lap steel guitar, Powell flutes, piano, Korg Radias, Korg M3, Alchemy synth, drums and percussion,

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High in the Mountain
By Stephen Sciulli

Scattered sunlight. We’re high in the mountain.
Making a pathway to the water daughter.
She sends us her seeds. Wraps them in grass.
Says, “Plant these in circles, that will always last."

This is how we look at the world.
This is what we remember.
This is how we looked at the world.

The land was hard, so we took to the river.
The light was fading; moving slow on the water.
Entrained in darkness, rose the insect choir.
Of all these things, all this things we must never speak of.

This is how we looked at the world
This is what we remembered.
This is how we looked at the world.

So we arrived at the camp of the fortuneteller.
The fire was already cold. The graves were already dug.
We unwrapped the seeds; throw them in the dark graves.
They landed in circles, completing this cycle.

This is how we looked at the world
This is what we created.
This is how we looked at the world.

So no one remains to nurture these seedlings,
still they grow fertile by the granite portal.
In the struggling ray of this waning moon,
I see graves and tombs, both real and imagined.

I never said that I was part of this visible world.
And I never said that I dwelt here alone.
Always part of you here.
Come with me, take my hand...

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from High In The Mountain, released February 13, 2017
Words, Music and Instruments by Stephen Sciulli,
Mixed and Recorded by Stephen Sciulli
Song Mastered by Paul Ferraro

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Stephen Sciulli Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephen is based in the upper reaches of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in a very small rural farming community.

Dobro, banjo and lap steel guitars are mixed with electronics to create atmospheres and textures evoking dream-states and other-worldly environments.


Earth-based sounds reflect the mysteries of early evening in the mountains and deeply wooded areas.
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