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I studied the techniques
Spent years and years at sea
Worked under the masters
Learned every ounce of the craft
Then I burned the maps and charts
It’s dead reckoning straight to your heart

I cast the widest net
I embrace the elements
To chase a sea of stars

But all these years at sea
I think they might have hardened me
Still, you give me a kind of joy
Where something sinister should be

A broken compass, a smashed chronometer
A pile of ashes where directions once were
A broken compass, only the light of the moon
To follow you

A place without a place
Floating through time and space
Given over into infinity
Port to port, tack to tack, imagining

I cast the widest net
I kiss the firmament
To chase my sea of stars


from Cat Selfie Generation, released May 5, 2017



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Gordon Mackenzie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Canadian transplant Gordon Mackenzie crafts quirky low-tech synth pop tunes. He enjoys tales of the sea and taking selfies with cats.

Bearing influences from recording artists like Phil Collins, Jon Brion, and the Magnetic Fields, "Cat Selfie Generation" is his first solo record, following many unsuccessful collaborative projects in his native Canada (all of which are obviously out of print).
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