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"Wasteland Raga"
aquarel 11-09

"While I was recently traveling through Eastern Europe recently , I passed through an area of industrial decline that reminded me strongly of the devastation of the Industrial heartlands of the UK during the early Thatcher years. The broken windows and twisted metal of the abandoned warehouses, the derelict pit-heads and the ruined factories all brought back memories of that grim time when the divide between rich and poor was never so obvious. Yet amongst the derelict factories and the red-brick estates of the North of England new music and art sprang forth as if driven by the desolate conditions. Out of the darkness came forth beauty in many forms. Wasteland raga is a remembrance of those times when art and politics held close and intertwined out of a real sense of purpose and unity. Now we have the bland unoriginal days of New Labour and the suits , bland self-satisfied music, and the crassness of yet another bad "art installation" in a "city of culture". Passing through the derelict wastelands of Industrial decline in Eastern Europe I was touched with nostalgia for a time when there was a sense of "us and them"
Art has stuck it's fat lazy arse on the side of the suits and the money men.
Viva revolution!!!"  Robin Storey

CD, limited edition 1000 copies in digipak with two cards

Industrial raga
Hymn for productivity
We work hard in the fields
Flag of dawn
The Time passes swiftly in joyful endeavours
It rained on my river
It rained on my heart
Lifted again the hammer blows of hope
Once more into the dark
Down voyage
Light coming
The falling of trees
You stayed the same
On empty words the winds blow

all music composed and performed by Robin Storey.



copyright:robin storey 2009