Ocean Meets the Animal

by Blanko Basnet

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Get Away 02:34
All my life Wanted rhythm in truth Time passed by Found I needed to get All get away from it all All this time Found the rhythm in truth Float on by ‘Til I’m ready to get Life passed by To the rhythm of truth Breathe and fly When I’m ready to get
Minnow 03:30
Crawl out through the window My mind is a minnow Swimming through the heart of another hurricane Gangasrotogati Use it how I need to Float down to the ocean waves carry me back home I’m just gonna keep on drifting ‘till I find what’s missing no surprise it’s you Diving ‘till I find the Island I’m pursuing Free from all delusion you carry me out there Every time I wake from it I can’t do much but fall Climbing on the top of roofs I fear no fate at all I’ve encountered waves from you with crippling resolve I would like to selfishly take tidal waves abroad
Eyes 03:15
Wild eyes wander Focus on new Violent hobbies Nothing else to do Eyes wide open Force into view Carving the whole world Nothing else to do
Light 03:40
I waited for a light to shine on my shoulders In absence of the sun I face the moon Anticipating night I knew it was over It made me realize I had to move To find Another way home I waded on that night a fiery pursuer They didn’t think that I was running And waited for that light of fire to absorb it I left them all with lies and can’t return Truth burns I’ll find a way home
Berry 03:31
Swallow pride if it could only shake things up i know it could Fall apart and start again by waking up with you Way out on a limb now overlooking you If I could only let go and fall into the truth While the time passes by endlessly Alone on a ride you and I we must be Blind on a ride you and I we must be Alone while the time passes by endlessly
Yossarian 03:33
Caught in a cabling array Out of my head Counting a million waves Run through the sand Thinking of dreaming dreams will do Waste all the light Pray for the planets to perform Dust in the sky Waited in that window for you
Will It All 04:11
Hold it all keep it all in one place Hanging on and away we will race Will it I will it wah wah I will it Forever on a line we will trace Moving on but the years we erase Could it ever be lovely Could it ever be real Would it ever be like this in my will
All We Are 03:53
It is with a humble and honest hope for reprieve Deserving not a moment in this serenity You were looking for higher ground We lead you to the sea In hand with humanity A gesture incomplete Break free from our founded form deny immunity Keep peace in an open forum a silent form of speech We are looking for higher ground And there in thought we meet In hand with humanity A gesture incomplete
Every Dollar 03:40
On the back of On the back of every dollar There’s a message waiting for you Won’t you let the little people go Eternal hunger I pray it fades away Won’t you let the little people go
K9 Haus 01:12
Mother 02:18
Far away A muted echo Bombs away In fear we let go
Home is where the ocean meets the animal Open up your eyes you’ll see you’re not alone If all we had came to this finitude Then open up your mind and feel it ending


May I assist you to another cucumber sandwich? Following on their 2013 self-titled debut, Blanko Basnet returns to offer a rare quinquennial album release. Ocean Meets the Animal is a full and diverse LP created through lively collaboration among band members Joe Hall, Matt McElroy, Matt Skinner Peterson, and Jeff Stickley. The works are further animated by tangential and direct contributions from a greater Durham musical family including Amelia Meath, Nick Sanborn, Chris Boerner, Jon Lesueur, Duncan Webster, PJ Jayanty, Zach Hegg, and Yan Westerlund, a significant departure from the largely solo effort of the self-titled debut. Please dig in - there’s a message waiting for you.


released March 16, 2018

Produced by Blanko Basnet, Chris Boerner, and Nick Sanborn
Recorded at the Fidelitorium, Kernersville, NC
Mixed at the Burlap Palace, Raleigh, NC
Mastered at The Kitchen, Carrboro, NC
Joe Hall - Vocals, Guitar
Matt McElroy - Bass, Vocals
Matt Skinner Peterson - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Jeff Stickley - Drums
Guest Vocals on 1, 5, 7, 8 - Amelia Meath
All songs by Blanko Basnet
Lyrics by Blanko Basnet & Ashlie White
Photo by Justin Cook


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