Into the Silence

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released September 1, 2012

Produced and Recorded by Kit Soden
Mixed by Duncan Ferguson
- Additional mixes of strings, brass, and choir on tracks 2, 4, 9 and 11 by Brandon Wells
Mastered by Ryan Morey and Duncan Ferguson
Engineered by Kit Soden
- Additional Engineering by:
Duncan Ferguson (all drums and bass - except track 3 - and church organ)
Brandon Wells (almost all of “Being on the Road”, cello on track 5, piano on tracks 4 & 7)
Ben Smith (church organ)
Emerson Brooks (Caroline Brooks vocals on "Being on the Road")

Recorded between July 2011 and May 2012, in Vermont, Maine and Montreal.
All Songs arranged by Kit Soden, with Chris Olsen and/or Aliza Thibodeau
Album cover art by Emily Soden www.emilysoden.com
Copyright 2011-2012 All rights reserved
Alderbrooke Records, Montreal, QC, Canada
alderbrooke.records@gmail.com


Musicians:
Kit Soden - Guitar, piano and voice
Aliza Thibodeau - Violin, piano and voice
Chris Olsen - Drums
Mathieu Roberge - Electric and upright bass

Friendly Guest Musicians:
Anh Phung - Flute
Sarah Frank - Fiddle
Luke Fraser - Mandolin and voice
Evan Stewart - Electric bass on “Being on the Road”, Upright bass
Maren Askins - Cello
Thomas Fortner - Cello
Lilian Belknap - Viola
Liz Graham - Horn
Sarah Reid - Trumpet and voice
Marshall Gayman - Tuba
Mikolaj Debowski - Trombone
Erin Schwabe-Fry - Horn
Eloy Neira - Trumpet
Emma Rowlandson-O’Hara - Trumpet
Chris Pelonzi - Church Organ
Manon Sohn - Harp
Charlotte Cornfield - Voice
Caroline Brooks - Voice
Micah Langer - Voice
Jason Levine - Voice
Nick Soden - Voice
Corinne Soden - Voice
Tania Erickson - Voice
Tom Thibodeau - Harmonica
Melissa Tan - Piano
Ellen McAteer - Soprano

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October Gold Montréal, Québec

October Gold, an alt-folk duo based out of Montreal, is the latest collaboration of singer/songwriter Kit Soden and his partner in music (and life), violinist Aliza Thibodeau. This marriage of Soden's folksy roots and Thibodeau's classical sensibilities has created a unique sound described as "painting your imagination with song."

October Gold recently released their sophomore album in July 2013.
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Track Name: Riverside
Sitting by the riverside
Makes me ponder
What a world we live in
Shaped by
Where we go
Our mystic river of
Chance

Sitting by the riverside
Makes me ponder
The ironic twist
We catch glimpses of
As we follow the line
We believe to be real
Our mystic river of
Chance
Track Name: Snow Ghosts
The storm has come and brought with it the cold
In the dead of winter, the quiet comes alive
In this hilltop cabin where I sit patiently
The window is frosted in patterns of leaves

Without a word, frozen in time,
Melting down into closed eyes
Underneath electric winter skies
The wind plays in patterns in the fields nearby...

The north wind blows the snow ghosts all around
The cold wind cleans all the cobwebs from my head

Snow ghosts dancing up the hillside
The cold wind cleans all the cobwebs from my head
Track Name: Being on the Road
All of these years with you
Our favorite thing to do
Is grab a coffee and go
And get out on the road
Play all our singing songs
Watch the landscape rollin’ on
Places new, places with you
There are so many things still to do...

To get out of the city
And get out on the road
To get out of the city
And get out on the road

The thunder of the wheels rolling on
Reminds me that I’m gone
Somewhere with you
Anywhere we choose
Off to a mountaintop
Or anyplace we pick to stop
Rollin’ on the road
There is always always always farther to go

To get out of the city
And get out on the road
To get out of the city
And get out on the road

See the northern lights from the prairies
Or sunrise from Gaspé
Caught a wave in Tofino
Drove all night singing songs
Track Name: The Well
The well is open,
Fill it until it overflows
Build it up,
Infuse it with all you have
Stuff it full,
Of anything you can offer

Then let it be consumed

Drunken by all,
Reaped for everything it has
Emptied
By anyone who dares

Then let it be consumed
Only to be refilled
Again and again
The cycle repeats endlessly

The well is open,
Fill it until it overflows
Build it up,
Infuse it with all you have
Until it cannot refill anymore
Until its walls have collapsed into itself

Then let it be consumed...
Track Name: A Thousand Voices
Walking close to the shore,
People come here all the time
It's just out of the city
The miles don't mean a thing

Changing perspectives meet the tide,
The water speaks a thousand tongues
A place to recognize
All the patterns in our lives

These moments mean everything!!

Turn my head,
Look around,
Heard a thousand voices;
Sounded like the colors of the setting sun...

I came out to the shore
To walk with the sands between my toes
I watched the birds sail the breeze
And the universe made sense

The melody of the moment
Seemed to guide my sense of peace
Pronouncing each detail
Like a lost memory returned...

These moments mean everything!!

Turn my head,
Look around,
Heard a thousand voices;
Sounded like the colors of the setting sun...
Track Name: Dusty Road
Dusty Road,
Lonely site,
Working crew’s gone home for the night.
Fateful day,
Step away,
From a world that swallows everything in sight;

Got your boots,
Need the pay,
They rope you in for one more day
Till you learn the trade and take on the stress -
I hope you’ve chosen where the money’s best

This is the moment where you choose
What is important to you

Freedom has many faces

Hammer rings,
The stone is shaped, 
The wall is built by sweat alone
Hands hoisting,
Shovels turning,
It all comes together one by one
Has to be done...

No one else can see what you need to be;
Each man alone carves his path.
There is something you will see
When you figure out how to be;
Never let your dreams go by...

Freedom has many faces;
This Dusty Road
Track Name: Into the Silence
Fireflies,
And a willow tree
...in this day of suspended time!!
Little flashes of light,
Just part of the sights
...washing the city from our souls!!

Barn on the hill,
Climbing the trees
... these sunny rolling fields!!
Under the stars,
Firelight on your face
...it seems too good to me!!

Disappear into the silence
of this day so new and familiar
Walk the path of this garden
Disappear into the sun

Into the silence of the places we once knew
Step by step we walk beyond what we have imagined

Disappear into the silence
of this day so new and familiar
Walk the path of this garden
Disappear into the sun

Into the silence...
You find it in your heart
This place where it all began,
You knew it from the start....
Track Name: Highway 101
I can tell you that it’s true
A road that has places that come along with you
As you travel long and far
Everywhere you are
You hear stories
Of many who’ve come before
Cast their spell
Traveled well
And left their tale to tell

At the hotel at the end of Highway 101
Where we leave our tales to tell....

Years ago I know,
There was a dream that swept the land;
Come here, come now
Make a better stand.
From the east over the divide
From the west by oceans tide
They settled in the south where the warmth was healing
And the north where the rain kept them dreaming…
We are the words being written on the sand
From where our hand draws the magic of the land
At the hotel at the end of Highway 101
Where we leave our tales to tell....

101 becomes the one
And the sun just comes to shine
And the people take their time
When you listen to what they speak
Visions of calm intensity drift from
Their symbol of the road
Winding along the sea
And through the breeze of borrowed time
Balancing the curves
And currents of the mind
At the hotel at the end of time
At the hotel at the end of Highway 101
Where we leave our tales to tell....
Track Name: 26th Hymn
Into your confused
Vision filled with haze
Work your way out
Of your own maze
And see the universe before you,
Living and now
It is truly not a question of how

It is dance of things,
Both ancient and new
Of things long gone,
And things still to do

Like a flower that will wilt
In some coming hour
Like a streaking light
In a meteor shower
There are things that come and go
But like the universe and time itself
There will be some that will always know

So come on down and follow the road
To the bend where even time has slowed

Like a flower that will wilt
In some coming hour
Like a streaking light in a meteor shower
It is there that you will find
It is there that you will smile
And begin your climb
To the lost archives of your mind

So come on down and follow the road
To the bend where even time has slowed
Track Name: (This Road is) Like a River
Such a change, drivin’ in out of the darkness
To the sepia glow of the city at 4AM
Cars racing around, people with many things to do
At all hours of the night, the city never sleeps, maybe quiets into a lucid dream
We keep rollin...
We keep rollin...

Such a change, drivin out to the countryside
The malls end, and the landscape opens up
A thousand leaves drift across the highway
Reminding me that everything has its time

This road is like a river, going all around the world...

We keep rollin...
We keep rollin...
This road is like a river, going all around the world....
Track Name: Looks at the World
Tell me a story...
That makes me
Look at the world
With fresh open eyes
Where the wind is blowing
Across the grass
And the clouds in the mountain pass
Makes me feel like the first time I saw such things
Makes me feel like I’ve opened my eyes

Tell me a story...
I know there's a way
To look at the world
Like it's the first time I saw such things
Where it feels like I’ve opened my eyes
That magic in the moment
That mystical place
And everything is glazed
In the hue of the numinous...

Look at the world
And tell me a story, tell me a story...
Track Name: The Emptiness that Gleamed
From far and wide
From many a different side
We came to catch a ride
So we took a boat all together
To a place of our dreams
Where nothing is as it seems
And where all emptiness somehow gleams

It was growing everywhere
In all shapes and all kinds...

Once we were there we set up
Our way of life
In this place of gleaming emptiness
We danced every night
And within our place a peace now grew

So now there was a circle of truth
And it lived not just in our minds
It was growing everywhere
It was growing everywhere
in all shapes and all kinds...

It grew on trees and showered in the sky
Swam in waters and knew how to fly
It was growing everywhere
In all shapes and all kinds
Track Name: Intangibles
A feeling that escapes description,
Powerful beyond submission
Another universe,
Might be the first...
A place like nowhere before,
Under another sun
The world’s just begun,
Open your eyes

Intangibles, dreaming of
Intangibles, believing in,
Intangibles....
A feeling that escapes description...

The Story goes goes beyond today,
Woven in words the tale it stays
Over the ages told again and again,
Sweeter than even when it began
Like a sun lighting universes lives away,
And we feel it just like it’s today

Intangibles, dreaming of
Intangibles, believing in,
Intangibles....

You gave your love to me,
Your loyalty, your creativity...
And now it’s planted down inside,
Like an old lullaby.
I’d take you with me through other worlds,
You are the one who is like no other girl
Among the stars in the night we’ll fly,
So we never have to say goodbye...

Intangibles, dreaming of
Intangibles, believing in,
Intangibles....
A feeling that escapes description,
Like an old lullaby.....