National Park Brochures

by A Journey of Giraffes

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For the optimal experience, listen with headphones &
view photos of the parks available at:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_parks_of_the_United_States
also visit here and explore:
www.nps.gov/index.htm

Donate to the National Park Foundation:
www.nationalparks.org/support-parks

NATIONAL PARK BROCHURES (the 1st full album by AJOG) is a trip through 10 U.S. national parks, meant to be listened to as a complete album. It's a journey influenced* by National Park ephemera/memories/nostalgia; Viewmaster slides of the national parks; Sven Libaek, Werner Herzog, Eden Ahbez, The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" and "Smiley Smile", Burt Bacharach, The High Llamas, The Creation scene in Walt Disney's "Fantasia", Candy Claws' "Hidden Lands", the idealized version of the boy scout I could've been, and the term 'mono no aware' as defined by Wikipedia:
"Mono no aware (物の哀れ?), literally "the pathos of things", and also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera", is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life."

*p.s. never be afraid to share the good things that have influenced you; you might make someone's life a bit more bearable/magical.

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released March 13, 2014

A Journey of Giraffes is John Lane.

Emilie- recorder (sampled) on various tracks.

other alchemy derived from a vintage Casio PT-100 (1987), on various tracks.

album cover by Jon Hunt

This album is dedicated to the men & women working for the U.S. National Park Service.

"...And the rain shall walk with me."

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Track Name: Redwood
What's my tribe?

Where's my tribe?

Beep-beep!

Where's my tribe?

Where's my tribe?
Track Name: Guadalupe Mountains
Through pinyon pine
and Douglas-fir
the trail winds...
Track Name: Acadia
...Wabanaki...Wabanaki...
Track Name: Mesa Verde
In Mesa Verde...
Sweet Mesa Verde...
Track Name: Grand Teton
When winter comes,
the fire dies,
we hunker down inside...

When winter comes,
we say a prayer,
we hunker down inside...