Goodbye, Iceland

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A collection of 28 ad-lib songs recorded on the iPhone Voice Memos app in one-to-few takes with a free, rented guitar throughout a 2 week expedition through Iceland in a van.

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released May 2, 2017

Mark Gorey and Kyla Gorey.

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Earthbook Toledo, Ohio

Earthbook is an expression of years spent journaling, traveling, describing, inspecting, & dissecting life on Earth. Combining non-traditional song patterns with the pursuit of artistic & purposeful lyric & poetry writing, Earthbook provides the opportunity to offer personal illustrations of my experiences on Earth; a planet which is encountered incomprehensibly different by each of us. ... more

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Track Name: We Flew into Rekjavik
We flew into Reykjavik; at least that's how the airport personnel announced it. We drove out of Reykjavik; at least that's how the camper-rental-man pronounced it. Now we're sitting in a van looking out some dried out fjord.
Track Name: Lava
Lava.
Track Name: We Went on a Hike Today
We went on a hike today over lava fields to the sea. We saw lots of sheep. Now we're in a van eating chicken soup.
Track Name: Pulsar
Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar. Pulsar.
Track Name: After-Midnight Dinner-Time
Hangin' in the van, drinking Iceland beer, cooking with the door open, crack another beer: after-midnight dinner-time. Writing silly songs, playin' the guitar, read a book of things to do, turn the heater on: after-dinner midnight-time, I meant after-midnight dinner-time. Moving stuff around so we can lay the bed down. After-midnight dinner-time.
Track Name: Campsite Coffee
Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Drip. Campsite Coffee.
Track Name: Arctic Sea
Arctic Sea out my back window. Beating up rock leagues; Oh so powerful. Arctic Sea.
Track Name: Chicken/Duck/Curry Ramen with Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken/Duck/Curry Ramen with Rotisserie Chicken for every meal.
Track Name: White Pony
White pony, your'e so friendly.
Track Name: The Middle of Nowhere
Where are we? The middle of nowhere. The middle of nowhere. Where are we? The middle of nowhere. The middle of nowhere. The middle of nowhere. Nowhere. Where are we? The freakin' middle of nowhere. The middle of no where. The middle of nowhere.
Track Name: Peein' on the Ground
Peein' on the ground. Pee behind the van. Pee beside the van. There's no bathroom so I pee on the ground.
Track Name: Pee in the Van
In desperate situations pee in the van.
Track Name: Rain Day
It was rainin', the wind was blowin', we saw some puffins, then we slept in the van just like every night since we, we got here. It's still rainin', The wind's still blowin'. We didn't see anymore puffins. We cooked in the van for breakfast and dinner... we actually just ate pretzel sticks.
Track Name: Sheeps in the Road
Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Sheeps in the road. Trot. Trot. Trot.Trot. Trot. Trot.Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot. Trot.Trot. Trot. Trot. Sheeps in the road.
Track Name: Gull
(It's instrumental).
Track Name: Bird Riding an Iceberg
Bird Riding an Iceberg. Birds Riding an Iceberg.
Track Name: There's Shit Everywhere
There's shit everywhere. Where is it? Who's is this? Where is it? This is mildewed: Living in a van.
Track Name: Cigarrette Butts
Cigarette smokers must not think their butts are trash or they're assholes.
Track Name: Baby Sheep
Baby sheep.
Track Name: Look at that View
Look at that View!
Track Name: Warm-Water-Timer-Button Shower
Warm shower. Warm shower. Warm... (Warm-water-timer-button impersonation)... Warm shower. Warm shower. Warm showe... (Warm-water-timer-button impersonation)... Warm shower. Warm shower... (Warm-water-timer-button impersonation)... Warm shower. Warm shower. Warm shower... (Warm-water-timer-button impersonation)... Warm shower's over.
Track Name: Making Breakfast
Making breakfast.... Still making breakfast.... Still making breakfast....
Track Name: Getting Better at Driving Stick
(Bad automobile and stalling-out impersonations) Getting better at driving stick: When I got here I didn't know anything. Now we've been here for 2 weeks and I'm a little better at driving stick (Bad automobile and stalling-out impersonations).
Track Name: Drive Over Stuff
Fjord. We're driving around a giant fjord. Gravel road. Pot holes on a gravel road. So many pot holes on the gravel road. Mountain pass. So foggy on the mountain pass.
Track Name: Ignore the Bill
Ignore the bill, just charge it. Everything is so expensive when you buy it. Ignore the bill, just charge it.
Track Name: Possibly Illegal Camping by the Water
(it's instrumental too.)
Track Name: Hunting for Campsites
Hunting for campsites forever. Hunting for campsites all night. Hunting for campsites forever. Hunting for campsites all day and all night; by the water by the harbor, by the water by a lava field, in a parking lot by a glacier lagoon, in another parking lot and some wildflowers. Hunting for campsites. Finding campsites. We found our last campsite.
Track Name: Goodbye, Iceland
It's our last night in the van. It's 2:06AM. Goodbye, Iceland.