OTHER LIGHT

by Island Eyes

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Jn Fr Mundane and crushing at the same time, 'Other Light' might be the pinnacle of Derek Janzen's work. I cannot imagine a better version of his music than this.
And yet I expect to be refuted by his next release. Favorite track: I Could Almost See You.
Jordan Soles
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Jordan Soles Other Light is Rather Nice Favorite track: Path.
Nathan
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Nathan wiz kid nation at their finest. Favorite track: I Could Almost See You.
drew
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drew "Path" is amazing and I still get chills at about 5:00. Another great record from a v. talented songwriter. Favorite track: Path.
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1.
Path 07:42
On the waves I can't hear anything after all While you wait for the candles To burn every house down An arrow in my side An arrow in your side There's a place That I've been running to all alone While you wait for the wolves To burn every house down An arrow in my side An arrow in your side I can feel it passing through How can I explain this fading dream of you? Drifting far beneath the sea I'm set out on the path you have prepared for me There will be a new wave Underneath the city Making all my plans for me This is my apology There will be a new wave I can't find the feeling Making all my plans for you
2.
Other Light 04:10
Memory of The other light above O this is where I can hide Along the mountainside O Victoria The early morning sun Has shone on everyone Memory of The other light above O this is another night To dream of another life
3.
Window 02:41
Another evening Another dream of waves An open window A flickering of flame Human voices echo through the room On the water A path set out for you
4.
New Realm 03:50
I thought I could hear a human voice calling out my name But every word cast to your silver wind is buried far below us This must be the place that I was born, underneath the ocean For when both of your hands cover my eyes, I can hear your violins I thought I could hear your secret hymn float into the night But everyone is drinking all my blood that washes on the shoreline This must be the crystal countryside, sharpening the arrow For every song you sang onto my heart echo through your old palaces Your empty palaces
5.
Waiting for you on the beach In the evening, at the gates I could almost see your face I could almost hear your voice Lay the sword at my side After my blood has dried Shine a light on my path On the shadow you’ve cast
6.
Blue Death 03:45
Listening wind by the talking heads Was in the air at the water’s edge In a fog, In another light I could almost hear your voice Every night in a fading dream I see your face from memory A pale moon over violent clouds Where did all the light go now? Goodbye horses, goodbye year I’ve been waiting for the smoke to clear O this fire in my chest It will burn until this blue death
7.
8.
Memory 03:40
A light was above you over the water Sending a prayer into the mouth of sky If i was a phantom waiting in shadow You were the two hands covering my eyes Memory of Wandering over the fog in the morning A stone was cast into the mortal waves A body descending under the ocean The light above you continues to fade Memory of love
9.
I’m floating past your burning home There’s a flame upon this human form As I lift my voice to the ocean roar I lay my head on the idle shore I’ll raise my hands to the glowing sky While you light another forest fire As the clouds come in, on the wooden pier I'll be dreaming for another year. There’s a wind inside my head and a sword up in the air There’s a voice inside the room There’s a shadow on the heart From a song about the lord I am knocking at your door O my love I can’t wake up I feel the holy sun Drying my blood
10.
O a fire has floated out from the windows of every house Dance across the old country flame and lay your body over the waves O To dream of the ocean And lift my voice up to you again

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All songs written, performed, and recorded by Derek Janzen
Mixed and mastered by Drew Harris grmnygrmny.bandcamp.com
Cover photo by Jessie Janzen

Recorded in various bedrooms from February 2015 - March 2018

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released June 8, 2018

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Island Eyes Vancouver, British Columbia

Island Eyes is Vancouver, BC musician Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade music from out of his bedroom since 2008.

Over the years he has played along side some great acts including Wolf Parade, Mount Eerie, Car Seat Headrest & Frog Eyes.
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