Life Toward Twilight, “An Eclipse”
An overcast sky. Clouds move past the glowing white orb of the moon. Sometimes languid swimmers on holiday, sometimes warriors marching towards battle. The moon stands, guardian or sentry, it stands and watches. Between the passersby it looks down on the cities, the lakes, prairies and fields. It looks down on the forests of young scrub trying to repopulate. It looks down on the solitary, old giants who somehow outlived the genocide.
“An Eclipse” is Life Toward Twilight’s third album, originally a limited release in 2003. It is the sound of confusion and regret, longing and beauty, calling to the listener to feel with it.