This land like a mirror turns you inward
And you become a forest in a furtive lake;
The dark pines of your mind reach downward,
You dream in the green of your time,
Your memory is a row of sinking pines.

Explorer, you tell yourself this is not what you came for
Although it is good here, and green;
You had meant to move with a kind of largeness,
You had planned a heavy grace, an anguished dream.

But the dark pines of your mind dip deeper
And you are sinking, sinking, sleeper
In an elementary world;
There is something down there and you want it told.

Gwendolyn Macewan, “Dark Pines Under Water”



Pinetop Seven – Heavens
(No Breath In The Bellows, 2002)

Six Organs of Admittance – The Ballad of Charlie Harper
(Luminous Light, 2007)

Grouper – Wind & Snow
(Dragging A Dead Dear Up A Hill, 2008)

Castanets – Bells Aloud
(First Light’s Freeze, 2005)

Norfolk & Western – A Hymnal
(Dusk In Cold Parlours, 2005)

Marissa Nadler – Loner
(Little Hells, 2009)

Akron/Family – Franny, You Are Human
(Akron/Family, 2006)

Mimicking Birds – Cabin Fever
(Mimicking Birds, 2010)

Espers – Cruel Storm
(II, 2006)


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