Rainbow's End

by Hollow Water

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STEIN JACOBSEN Nice album with 70's sound. Like the synthy keyboards and the guitar parts at the end of " The Quantum Mechanic..." track. Good effort ! Favorite track: The Quantum Mechanic & the Map Collector.
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The Rainbow's End album has a sci-fi theme involving three acquaintances who form a team and search for a rainbow which stays all the time. They embark on a comedy adventure which leads to a strange dimension where light does different things to here on earth.
An essential part of the concept is the album packaging which utilises a 20-page CD booklet with an eight page comic book drawn by Aidan Kelly (UK).

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released September 12, 2016

Vocals and harmonies Mark Lock (UK)
Saxophones by Ilia Skibinsky (Germany) and Nate Madsen (USA). Additional guitar work was performed my Matt Quistorf (USA).
Bass primarily by Jair-Rohm Parker Wells (Sweden) and Damjan Kapour aka Stryfer (Serbia)
Drums primarily by Siros Vaziri (Sweden)
Lap steel guitar by Steve Giddings (UK)
Slide guitar by Federico Buffa (Italy & Slovakia)
It was mixed and mastered by Joel Evenden (UK).

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Hollow Water Aberystwyth, UK

Huw Roberts and Alan Cookson are Hollow Water, a two-piece outfit from Aberystwyth in Wales.
Huw plays electric guitar, Alan plays keyboards and does the drum programming and recording.
In 2013 they put together a collection of tracks under the name of JigSaw Music. They released an 80 miunte 12 track Rainbow's End on 12th September 2016 with a variety of musicians from the USA and Europe.
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Track Name: Day in Day out
And here are the results of tonight's pub quiz.
First was Tonto's Expanding Waistline
Second was Moog or Mogue?
And third, were the Korgies
Commiserations to everyone else who took part

See you next week as usual?
Maybe something exciting will happen for a change...
Track Name: Mirror's Frame
Mirror's Frame
by Alan Cookson, Hollow Water 2015

There are reports coming in of a minor earth tremor near Brownhills today. It measured 4.2 on the Richter scale

It looks like we're in for a run of warm and dry weather over the next seven days. But don't plan any picnics too far ahead as there will be a return to sunshine and showers and longer periods of rain by early next week.

...Is it the almond? The carob perhaps? Results at the end of the show. THIS is Aquatic FM and the time is11:57, just coming up on the midnight hour. But don't fall asleep yet. Stay awake with the new tune by Hollow Water. This is Mirror's Frame

Be quiet .No questions. Take this. Use it to find the rainbow which stays all the time.

I was driving home at midnight, the rain swirls in the headlights,
A Black figure looms right in those rays, a swerve, a skid, the wheels slid away,
A close thing but a miss it is, my luck was in and so was his,
The screeching brakes is all it takes to miss the hooded one.
My heart was thumping my head was slumping on the wheel.

The figure gets up from the road, its face shrouded in a heavy cowl,
No light reflects from its dark dark face, it’s all absorbed without a single trace,
It holds out a framed glass mirror of wooden mass,
Find the rainbows beam that always stays in one place,
Only one spectrum is real, all others lie and disappear.
Track Name: Gathering Sunbeams for the Future
Gathering Sunbeams for the Future
By Alan Cookson, Hollow Water 2015

We’re gathering sunbeams for the future,
Energy for your computer,
All of the gadgets you favour,
Tablet, hoover and your shaver.
We’re saving the planet for your children,
Green power for your new kitchen,
Appliances you may find useful,
Necessary or even crucial.

We’re bagging scintillations for tomorrow,
Juice for your eco-friendly homes,
Gizmos you like and use often,
That end up in the drawer or the loft,
We’re cutting the size of your bills,
So long as you don’t mind the hills,
Covered in countless windmill blades,
For decades and decades and decades.

The cost of electric is shocking,
That’s why the people are flocking,
To put panels on their roofs,
It’s a simple obvious truth.
The initial outlay’s not expensive,
If we give you the incentive,
Reduce your carbon footprint,
Just ignore that contract misprint.

The time is approaching one day,
When all of this will go away,
Just need some new technology,
Which will do away with it all,
Just waiting for clever inventions,
Full of essential innovations,
To make them all obsolete,
And be much more neat & discrete.
Track Name: The Quantum Mechanic & the Map Collector
The Quantum Mechanic and the Map Collector
By Alan Cookson, Hollow Water 2015

There was a girl who worked with the light,
There was a boy who was up for the fight,
She knew the wavelengths and frequencies,
He knew where fjords and peninsulas lay,
She told us photons don't have any mass,
He recognised features on every map,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

She was a girl with light in her head,
He was unusual, a cartographer,
She watched the sky to look out for the signs
He kept the charts so we knew where to climb.
She told us wave-packets are always fun
He found the way when all said and done.
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

She was a science girl who led the way,
He knew some locations a distance away,
She talked about optics a lot of the time,

He saw which slopes had the least incline,
Her technical brain meant she thought quite a bit,
He was far stronger than he'd care to admit,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

The quantum mechanic and the map collector
Searched in the rain with the rainbow detector
The compass and chart helped them find the sector
The objective the elusive banded projector
The map collector and the quantum mechanic
Were drenched by the weather but didn't panic
Bided their time stayed cool were not manic
Till they found the answer to their quest titanic

To her spectrums were her day to day thing,
But he was inclined to be more sporting,
She worked in the lab at the laser lens bench,
He toiled in building sites cutting a trench,
She found it hard to have a common touch,
He put up with it all and never moaned much,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.
Track Name: Rainbow's End
Rainbow's End
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2013

Patient, just be patient. We need to wait until it appears again.
Ready with our spades just poised to dig down to that golden trove.
Searching, I'm exploring, yeah still seeking the rainbow's end,
Hunting, I'm still chasing, yeah still stalking the spectrum's bend,
Help me, I'm imploring you to help me find the coloured arc my friend,
That place where the beams converge is where the hole goes down to the golden hoard.

CHORUS: At the rainbow's end we'll see what we want to see,
At the rainbow's end at the foot of that single, lonely lonesome tree,
At the rainbow's end we'll be what we want to be,
At the rainbow's end we can be anything or anyone we really hope to be.

Patient, just be patient. We need to wait until it appears once more.
Ready with our pickaxes eager to scoop out all of the golden trove.
I know that it will come back again the next time it pours.
Searching, I'm persuing, yeah still questing for the rainbow's end,
Tracking, I'm still rushing, yeah still trailing the prism's blend,
Aid me, I'm appealing to you to help me track down the stripy bow my friend,
That place where the light is focused where the shaft goes down to the glistening pile

CHORUS

Patient, just be patient. We need to wait until it appears anew.
Ready with our shovels poised to unearth that great big aurous pile.
know that it will come back again when the next cloudburst comes.
Searching, I'm prospecting, yeah still combing for the rainbow's end,
Prowling, I'm still racing, yeah still after the refraction's trend,
Assist me, I appeal to you help me find the prisms crescent my friend,
That place where the beams converge is where the hole goes down to the crock of gold.

CHORUS
Track Name: Trick of the Light
Trick of the Light
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2013

The sun came out day after day so we sat and waited by the wayThe location can't be too far off the dark figure hadn't travelled enoughThen one day in a lightish shower a glint of sun pushed through with powerAnd the colours glinted in the drops of water flying above the treetops


And then we saw it at the foot of a tree a beam that could not fleeIt was a trick of the light hid in plain sight an illusion so bright but a deception alright.
It was a mirage ablaze all would amaze at the trickery rays of the rainbow which stays...

So here it is at the foot of the tree the beam that should not beIt was a trick of the light hid in plain sight an illusion so bright but a deception alright.It was a mirage ablaze we all amaze at the trickery rays of the rainbow which stays…
Track Name: Immortal Portal
Immortal Portal
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2015

Immortal portal appears right in front of us
Immortal portal it functions only once.
How can this be true?
We can now get though!
Dimensional portal, a beam straight into another world
Illusion of the light.
No change of time, no means of flight,
We can leave this earth behind,
Out of sight and out of mind
Track Name: Solar Beacon
Solar Beacon
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2015

CHORUS: Solar Beacon it's not a rainbow,A Solar Beacon, Solar Beacon it's not a rainbow ,A Solar Beacon .

Inside the solar beacon it’s not quite the same
,We’re in a different dimension all looks singed by flame,
Colours are different from what we knew,
And everything has an altered hue.

CHORUS

Inside the solar beacon like we’re in a sepia film,
We’re in a new dimension earth’s colour leached from our skin.
Simple torches become flares.
Laser pointers cut holes like tears.

CHORUS

Inside the solar beacon bronze light is all we see,
We’re in a new dimension no blue red yellow green
Phones screen light can mesmerise
Watches dull glow does hypnotize

CHORUS

Inside the solar beacon no primary light exists,
We’re in a new dimension just brown all round persists
But our lights go dim.
No power goes in. No battery charge facility……….

CHORUS
Track Name: The Light Dimension
The Light Dimension
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2015

If we want to get back again we need to find a new way
To open the portal again. The Key Smith along the way
The guardian said is the one who can make what we need
To construct from a mirror and wood a new portal opening key.

Then we can open the door back into our own coloured world
And then we will have the means to enter whenever we please
So long as we find the Key Smith every time we enter and leave
He can make us the device to find the location twice.

So we travelled high and low across mountains thick with snow
All sepia-toned in hue to find the locations clue
To where the Key Smith toiled in his valley water boiled
And fire blasted into the sky where he welded bronze and iron

It took us two days to find the smithy which was signed
Key smith enter with care powerful forces were there
To forge earthly glass with some wood from a pass
We had walked through at night and the brownness they call light
Track Name: Illusions & Delusions
Illusions and Delusions
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2015

However you view it we were up against it,
The lies and deception were not an exception
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions
There's no getting round it, the tricks just compound it,
Falsehoods, distortions had got out of proportion,
Illusions & Delusions. Evasion and confusion.
Time we wised up to the deceit and the fiction,
Of so many ruses but we weren't the losers.
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions

CLARITY CERTAINTY HONESTY SIMPLICITY REALITY

Misapprehension or deliberate intention,
To fool and confuse us, nonplus and bemuse us,
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions
To suffer in silence or offer defiance,
For things we went through that were plainly not true?
Illusions & Delusions Evasion and confusion.
Through our adventure we'd hoped for some treasure,
But the valuable lesson was insight's impression
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions

CLARITY CERTAINTY HONESTY SIMPLICITY REALITY

We realised quickly the illusions were strictly,
Designed to confuse us, frustrate and bemuse us,
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions
We soon got to see through the fake optical fraud,
The intriguing bow that malfunctioned though,
Illusions & Delusions Evasion and confusion.
We faced down our challenge, we used our knowledge,
To leap all the hurdles and find the light portal.
Evasion and confusion. Illusions & Delusions

CLARITY CERTAINTY HONESTY SIMPLICITY REALITY
Track Name: We Changed. This World Didn't
We Changed. This World Didn't
By Alan Cookson Hollow Water 2015

We came back to earth what did we find?
Nothing had changed was it just in our minds?
It was still raining but every colour was there.
We were like heroes there for a few nights and days

But we are different we have all changed.
Now our whole purpose has become exchanged
Seek out other dimensions we know are all out there
Find keys in every corner of this world and theirs....