The Setting of the Old Sun

by Compass & Knife

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"The Setting of the Old Sun, is skillfully written, masterfully performed, and down right good... delivers a fantastic array of musicianship that is easily digested yet intriguing."
-Will Not Fade

"Compass & Knife have risen far above the sum of their influences, and delivered a very fine instrumental rock album that made its way comfortably into this writer’s overall top 20 releases of 2015."
-Echoes and Dust

"Composed with taste, wonderfully arranged, and played by musicians who know how to caress the heart and soul of the listener, while preserving the emotional impact of such sounds... the music of Compass & Knife creates fantasy worlds, something that takes you elsewhere and beyond."
- Son of Flies


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released November 17, 2015

Recorded by Austin Patterson at Cold Swim Studios
Produced by Jordan Brokaw
Mastered by Ed Brooks at RFI Mastering
Copyright 2015 Compass & Knife Music
Under Exclusive License to Cold Swim Collective



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Compass & Knife Tacoma, Washington

Northwest Post-Rock

Austin Patterson-Bass,
Garrett Werner - Guitar,
Jordan Brokaw-Guitar,
Patrick Smith-Drums


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Track Name: Transconsciousness
I become you
Your every thought is mine
Woven into you
Alive inside your mind

Joined together
In dreams and memories
One forever
In neuro-intimacy

You hear my voice
Knocking at the door
Welcome me in
All my dreams are yours

Ages will pass
Time will be no more
Wed forevermore

We are one
We've just begun
Track Name: Our Home Is Nothing but a Memory
Though I can't see you
I feel you right next to me
Near yet so far
Searching my heart
Holding me closely

Though I can't hear you
The wind breathes and sings your name
Life carries on
Dawn after dawn
You walk right beside me