the sound of photosynthesis

by Brian Cutean QTN

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Elam Blackman Brian is an interstellar fella. Prankster priest. His songs are alive. Lift your spirits with these masterful tunes Favorite track: daybroughtlove.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Is As Does Is, So Now the Poets, Lubricating the Species, Parakeetfishhead, the sound of photosynthesis, Hearthearthearth, My Three Suns uv Sam, Deep In The Heart of Texture, and 2 more. , and , .

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groWings 05:37
precarious 07:07
so many days 05:45


Download the sound of photosynthesis now for $10. If you order it in CD form, you get digital files too.

There are posters of the cover with lyrics on the back available for those who download the files without a physical cover. Let us know if you'd like one with your download.

These ten tunes include a musical setting of ee cummings' "anyone lived in a pretty how town"; a duet with my bassman for 30+ years, Robert Vignaud, (now conducting musical electricity in a celestial way) and a wide array of amazing musicians Lewi Longmire, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Jason Montgomery, Simon Lucas, Nancy Tannler, Eugene's Mood Area 52, Ike Eichenberg, Oliver Steck, and other very musical beings too. Recorded in Portland, Eugene and Austin, "the sound of photosynthesis" has been mixed and mastered in glorious 3D.

The physical CD contains a poster of this unbelievable cover painted by the illustrious Ila Rose ( There's way more than this picture shows... Click on the pic to the right and it you can see it BIG...On the LP version, the cover will be 12x12!

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released February 14, 2016


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