Wanderer and Stone

by Alonefold

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The wanderer and stone can be referred to in loose terms as the Ego (wanderer) and the Self (stone), and the relationship between these two elements within an individuals life. The stone, similar to the Jungian concept of the Self, the ‘lapis philosophorum’ of medieval alchemists, or even the Atman of Hinduism is the underlying unity or totality of one's nature that the uncertain ego (as wanderer) is often looking for, but can never fully grasp.

The tracks were first started after reflecting on a particular dream that left me with the idea of a wanderer and a stone. They were slowly composed over October 2013 to June 2014 wherein these words, like a riddle, were often on my mind. Only now after slow recognition do I feel confident enough to speak of them. In all, Wanderer and Stone is an attempt to express the yearning, loneliness and confused freedom of individuality that can lead one to an ever continuing search for the greater beauty and meaning in existence, while never fully grasping it.

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released October 12, 2014

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I sat and listened, fascinated. For more than an hour I listened to the concert, to this natural melody. It was soft music, containing, as well, all the discords of nature. And that was right, for nature is not only harmonious; she is also dreadfully contradictory and chaotic. The music was that way too: an outpouring of sounds, having the quality of water and wind.. ... more

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