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The Wisdom of Water

by Tim Motzer

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    (ONLY 16 REMAIN!). Limited Edition CD with hand-painted covers, signed (of 25)
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    The Wisdom of Water: first edition is very limited—hand-painted, signed and numbered by Tim Motzer. This album was released digitally initially with requests for physical editions. There are 25 unique and exquisite one-of-a-kind hand-painted covers (5in x 10in) acrylic on white gatefold cardboard with white CD. Included with download code enclosed in a resealable plastic sleeve. All covers are painted, signed, and numbered by Tim Motzer. Suitable for framing.

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  • Original handpainted album cover for The Wisdom of Water
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    Only One! 'The Wisdom of Water' physical edition: The original cover painting for 'TWOW', available by Tim Motzer. (5in x 10in), inside signed and numbered 1/1, and designated original cover art. You can own the original exquisite work. acrylic on white gatefold cardboard with white CD, includes download —enclosed in a resealable plastic sleeve with round sticker. (57 minutes) Suitable for framing. Artwork by Tim Motzer

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Tim Motzer - guitars, electronics

Recorded live; the full unedited concert perfromance from Tim Motzer Isolation Broadcast 071021 / Mastered by Eric Bogacz on 080621 / Painting by Tim Motzer

"that was like a transfusion straight to my heart" - dino


released August 6, 2021

this recording is dedicated to my dear friend Dino J.A. Deane who flew from this world 072321

1k catalogue # 1k054
© ℗ 2021 1k Recordings
published by one k music co (bmi)

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"Heraclitus is credited with stating that one cannot step into the same stream twice. In short, all is constantly changing, in flux, ephemeral. Much of the work Tim Motzer creates is just that, of the moment. Spontaneous compositions to be experienced at the time of creation. On occasions these pieces are captured and preserved The Wisdom of Water is the latest sonic portrait in the ever-expanding gallery of 1k Recordings.

Like water, this sprawling piece assumes many forms in during its journey, wandering through varied musical terrain cutting its own path and eventually ending where it knew it would all along. The piece assumes varied shapes and forms throughout and flows seamlessly to create a journey that is at times familiar yet new. Echoes of instrumentals found on David Sylvian’s album Gone to Earth or Peter Gabriel’s track Here Comes the Flood are present, but do not take over the piece. The music shimmers. It gushes. It wanders. It allows the listener to engage when they need to and drifts along always present ready to come to the fore at a moment’s notice.

Even though this is captured as a static moment, like Heraclitus’ stream, it is not quite the same each time. Repeated visits to the work reward the listener with new layers, new textures, new sounds that surely were not there the last time and may not seem apparent the next. Motzer has conjured up a powerful piece that feels dynamic, and like the stream that travels for great lengths presents many twists and turns. Joining Motzer for the length of the journey is rewarding, refreshing and rejuvenating."

Paul P Krempasky, Jr, WMUH radio


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1k Recordings Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

is an eclectic Philadelphia-based boutique label run by guitarist, composer, and producer Tim Motzer. The catalogue features genre-defying solo releases and adventurous collaborations, spanning ambient soundscapes to art pop and beyond.

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