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Episode 5 - Koiwana

by Tales of the Boatman

Koiwana 10:20


In which the wind spirit koiwana finds herself stranded in a wasteland of ancient garbage, and sings the following song to a most unlikely inhabitant found therein:

I sense in you a spirit
here since long before
the ruination of the dream of life and hope

upon green life with longing
gaze your empty eyes
but you who do not live can take no nourishment

you must have labored long
to build yourself this form
i marvel at your brilliance and tenacity

but it's no life at all
to be of garbage made
an effigy of what it was you used to be

one has come to guide you
beyond this blasted land
to the place where all things become whole again

have no fear of losing
what you have become
dissolution must be known before rebirth

as surely as the grass grows
where none was there before
so soon will flesh and blood again be on the land

go now small one hasten
to the riverside
and celebrate for now you will return to life


released January 19, 2016

Episode Credits

Composed, performed and produced by Chris Rippey except:

Megan Rippey as the voice of Koiwana, spirit of the wind

Artwork - public domain image with added background: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock#/media/File:Harrison_H4_clock_in_The_principles_of_Mr_Harrison%27s_time-keeper_1767.jpg

Sound Effects:

Many sound effects for this episode were gathered in the field or made in the studio by Chris Rippey.

Other sound effects are taken from freesound.org. In addition to editing for duration, all sounds are subject to varying degrees of the following effects: reverb, compression, delay, stereo spacialization, pitch shift, time shift, and recombination with other sounds.

Sounds under CC-BY 3.0 or CC0:

Kukuklok tikken by HerbertBoland - www.freesound.org/people/HerbertBoland/sounds/28115/
Vent - wind (1).wav by Glaneur de sons - www.freesound.org/people/Glaneur%20de%20sons/sounds/104952/
distant river at night.wav by inchadney - www.freesound.org/people/inchadney/sounds/132362/
WindThroughPinesApril62013.wav by kvgarlic - www.freesound.org/people/kvgarlic/sounds/184277/
wind_howl2_stereo.wav by swiftoid - www.freesound.org/people/swiftoid/sounds/117611/
Dunkehalla Brook 1.wav by Owl - www.freesound.org/people/Owl/sounds/234057/
Happy birds by sphion - www.freesound.org/people/sphion/sounds/158527/
20080528.forest.wind.soft.birds.flac by dobroide - www.freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/54746/


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Tales of the Boatman immerses the listener in a mythical world constructed entirely of audio elements - original music performed on traditional instruments from around the world, narrative drawn from the archetypal realms of myth and fable, and sounds from nature collected in the field. ... more

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