Below Sea Level

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The sea level theme has always been an important subject in the Low Countries, and a topic that has both distorted facts and fuelled popular folklore. More than a mere geographical anecdote, the sea level serves as a marker to distinguish between those "below sea level" and those "above". The idea is rather simple : there are always at least two of you - the cautious and reasonable you, and your misguided shadow, the one that spends too much time in the "wrong" section of the bookstore. One of you is "above sea level" and the other "below". Basically, although you may not always acknowledge it, you are two different tribes on opposing sides of a battle that began before you were born. Naturally, this distinction extends from bottom feeder to high flyer.

In a sink-or-swim world, this album's an ode to the bottom feeder in all of us.

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released April 24, 2010

Artwork : Madame Chän

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