Gemini

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In My Great Aunt Coleslaw's sixth lifetime, she began her universal dream to travel the lands and rivers. The mind was filled in the Himalayas, Northern Canada, and other empty words. Her psychedelic philosophies were passed on to the locals, who in turn shared their ways. This was one of the first times My Great Aunt Coleslaw had let another beating heart influence her thinking.

Microtonal studies continued to influence My Great Aunt Coleslaw, as she composed with 13 notes per octave on Pink Solitude, and 43 notes per octave on I Remember Elephants. This was particularly difficult to sing on, as the melody and lyrics were originally written for a large sea bass from the Atlantic Ocean.

Broke Rusty Cage was written by the cliffside over a barrel under a bridge in a conspicuous manner. My Great Aunt Coleslaw had begun to compose pieces for solo glockenspiel- this piece was written around the time studies in clarinet overtook the love of glockenspiel.

The lyrics on Gemini explore My Great Aunt Coleslaw's desire to explore ideas and philosophies which were different from the norm. Environment exploration and the wish to control all and everything fascinated My Great Aunt Coleslaw going forward.

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released June 2, 2018

Elk Minister- All Vocals, Steinway Piano, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Electric Guitar, Microtonal Organ, Keyboards, Egg Shaker, Tambourine, Synthesizer, Violin, Viola, Oscillator, Theremin, Harmonica, Melodica, Wooden Frog, Pan Flute, Koto, Dulcimer, Zither, Tape and Digital Manipulations, GeoShred App, ANS Synthesizer, The MayaBoard, 6 String Wing Bass, Glockenspiel, Bb Clarinet, Mandolin

My Great Aunt Coleslaw- Composer of all melodies, rhythms, lyrics, and harmonic considerations

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Elk Minister Denver, Colorado

Elk Minister was born in a log cabin deep in the forest of the upstate region. While being raised by his mother and his Uncle Radcliffe, Elk Minister developed an affinity and love towards music, philosophy, and science. At age seven, Elk Minister was writing and recording his own songs on a homemade tape recorder built by his uncle. In 1999, he wrote an opera with his imaginary friend Gerald. ... more

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