hold your head to mine i feel you breathe
Source: SoundCloud / Snakadaktal
"… ‘Renouncer’ … was inspired by this book called The Afterlives Of The Saints by Colin Dickey. It’s a new-ish book and one that I heard about while driving and listening to National Public Radio. So I read that … the topics he talks about are really interesting. It’s about how in the early Christian tradition, these people were made saints not because they were pious but because they did really extreme ascetic things, such as this guy Saint Simeon, who went into the Syrian desert and stood on a column for 37 years. People would climb up the column with bags of milk and pieces of bread and leave them for him, and that’s how he lived; he would get frost on him in the morning and get burned by the sun and whipped by the wind and he just stayed up there. It just seems to me that these kind of things… you can have whatever experience you choose to go for in life, with the exception of things that might happen to you against your will or control, but what motivates people to do this? And I thought that that was an interesting question - there are some people who really - for the pursuit of some higher idea - put themselves through some really tremendously awful things!” —- David Huemann interviewed in The Quietus
Source: SoundCloud / Guy Werner
Jordan Klassen is a songwriter from Western Canada (Vancouver, Calgary). This has a mid-2000’s Sufjan Stevens mixed with latter-day Mumford Sons feel to it. The video tells the story of a sad man with a special friend who comes to his aid in his hour of need.