Farewell, Doomed Planet!

by Elizabeth Joan Kelly

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paul guppy
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paul guppy This is a truly magical release. Put this on headphones turned up and escape. Kudos!
Katy Jay (Radio Presenter, Skylab Radio)
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Katy Jay (Radio Presenter, Skylab Radio) This will be featured on a future show. Managed to get 'Whaliens' onto my colleague's ambient show. Avant Garde Ambience. x Favorite track: Trinity Quadrant Cantata.
fran3000
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fran3000 Farewell, Doomed Planet! is a wonderfully complex and ethereal collection of songs framed around a familiar compositional ethos, except Kelly's performance has an exceptional no holds barred urgency regarding the environmental state of our planet. Favorite track: Beau Travail.
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Harm 02:59
It wasn't a dream The bright sun extinguished Morning never came Glaciers melted through our fingers Cities submerged under oceans We have done such harm There's no way to salvage This wandering star We have done such harm We have done such harm We have done such harm We have done such harm We have done such harm
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You hear the ice shelf breach and fragmentize Do you lament misdeeds Or did the vast expanse of stellar depths between our worlds Decimate contrition for demolition Baleen, they called us Executioner Feared by multitudes We ruled the deep Until you denatured all that we exalt Forsaking us for planets still unspoiled
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Whaliens 06:45
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Departure 06:13
This world, new world Won't be my home Here the windstorms inferno filled The sirocco whorl endlessly The atmosphere tenebrous Astral flares radiant empyrean How can I know if it is our love, or creation that's ending
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Will my bones turn to dust Can I still take my medicine What if stones form in my kidneys How will I know if I'm allergic to celestial dust How can I get enough oxygen Is our mission clear Will the robots turn against us And we haven't even talked about radiation
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Beau Travail 06:16

about

Farewell, Doomed Planet! is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales. 

In a not-so-distant future...

Pollution and atomic warfare have turned Earth into one big exclusion zone ruled by mutant Chernobyl wolves.

A small number of humans (and an even smaller number of rapidly evolving sea creatures) have escaped and set out to establish new societies in parts unknown. But what they find in deep space may be worse than what they left behind.

"At its best, as on “Feral At Night”, “Exclusion Zone Earth, (Or, All Hail Chernobyl Wolves)” and the closer “Beau Travail”, Farewell recalls William Basinski if his source material was “Personal Jesus” era Depeche Mode." – The Wire

"The found-sound samples –and there are tons, all cleared for fair use and most made by nature—are expertly layered along with Kelly’s own modulated vocals and waveform manipulations into one giant yawning chasm." – Offbeat Magazine

"This is the soundtrack to my dreams. Chaotic, beautiful, mysterious and sublime." - A Little Bit Of Sol

credits

released October 25, 2019

All music and lyrics written, recorded, and produced by Elizabeth Joan Kelly in New Orleans, Louisiana*

Attribution for samples used at tinyurl.com/farewelldoomedplanet-metadata

*Trinity Quadrant Cantata uses J.S. Bach’s Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177

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Elizabeth Joan Kelly New Orleans, Louisiana

Post-apocalyptic junkyard drone pop.

Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music.

More music at orcaattack.bandcamp.com
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