Editors’ Notes Luke Howard looks to his Australian homeland with a love letter to its vulnerable ecosystem, which is at the mercy of modern life. His music captures the blistering heat of the outback in "Alien Moonscape," sun beating down in oppressive waves. Howard paints vivid images of the vast horizons with slow-moving strings, gentle pipe organ, solo vocals, and, for the first time in his music, wordless choir. His debt to Arvo Pärt’s holy minimalism can be heard in “Spare" as harmonies shift and dissolve in the Australian breeze, while "Andamooka Station" creates an illusion of suffocation and oppression with its bending, dizzying tonalities. The Sand That Ate the Sea culminates with “Future Coda,” a shimmering, symphonic supplication.

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Lake Torrens
1
1:15
 
Salt Flats
2
2:41
 
Desert Diggings
3
1:16
 
Alien Moonscape
4
3:24
 
Storm
5
2:14
 
All Around Us Is Dirt
6
1:25
 
Light Ascending
7
2:47
 
Opal Wide
8
1:29
 
Spare
9
3:20
 
Blue Hands
10
4:25
 
Dinner Dance
11
2:46
 
Dead Walk
12
2:07
 
Kitchen Table
13
2:25
 
Sisyphus
14
2:14
 
Dream (Light)
15
1:04
 
Andamooka Station
16
2:13
 
Rain
17
1:43
 
Casino
18
3:08
 
White Dam
19
3:18
 
Future Coda
20
5:15
 

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