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What It Means

by Naal

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Sitting in the grass in a small glen near my home. A place I've found where I can be alone. Alone isn't the same as it used to be. The world has changed. I have changed. Most of the time I feel lost. My hands grip the grass at my side. I can feel it. Hold on to it. It stabilizes me. Reassures me that I will not- yet, at least- lose myself and float away in to the vast open nothingness. I am grounded by the land. This land that I have such love for, whose life is being exploited before my eyes. She cries out. She bleeds. I hold her. She, in return, holds me. I water her dry and brittle body with my tears. It is not enough. She deserves freedom. She deserves to laugh and dance as she once did. She deserves to live.


released August 9, 2021

Sounds by: NAAL
Visual by: Jos Duacastella (@lookattheparkinglot)


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Naal Nashville, Tennessee

So-called Punk Rocker of ambient. NAAL is the postmodernist, minimal composition/drone project of Nashville based, award winning film composer Dave Mantel. With elements of ambient and drone music, field recordings, and a multi-sensory live performance, NAAL explores the depths of simple, mostly a-melodic compositions, made up of thick layers of gently modulating tones and textures. ... more

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