Before Skot met Marie, he had been living in an old charred oak barrel originally used to distill irish whiskey in the Great Pacific Trash Vortex, a swirling mass of marine litter in the central North Pacific Ocean located roughly between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N. In fact, Skot had made for himself quite a comfortable crawlspace in which he lived out the days, weeks, months and even years of his early 20’s. Fish intestines and bird beaks washed right up to his barrel. He hadn’t a care in the world for it was breakfast in bed all day, every day, until something quite different washed his way…which was, of course, the beautiful trash mermaid queen, Marie Laneé. But to Marie the trash vortex wasn’t full of trash, it was full of potential; the potential to create limitless potentiometers, and to Skot this was particularly promising.
And so their romance began. Fashioning city-block sized synthesizers from the electrical components of downed airplanes, tossed out radios, and other fragments of lives already lived, they built their kingdom… and soon it became the fragile floating fortress of frequencies it is today. But as their oscillating island began to fight against the arbitrary and indiscriminate ocean gales of the Pacific, they recognized how important it was that they not encourage such detrimental winds.
released 01 January 2010
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