The Distant Shore of Impossibility

by Clevis

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In 1914 James Joyce released a collection of short stories titled 'Dubliners'. The Distant Shore of Impossibility is a piece inspired by the third story, 'Araby'.

A copy of 'Araby' is included in the download. A link to the full text can be found at:

Track Listing:

i. North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street (0:00 - 2:06)
ii. The hour when the Christian Brothers' School set the boys free (2:06 - 5:06)
iii. The former tenant of our house, a priest, had died in the back drawing-room (5:06 - 5:56)
iv. The Abbot, The Devout Communicant, and The Memoirs of Vidocq (5:56 - 6:31)
v. Her name sprung to my lips at moments in strange prayers and praises which I myself did not understand (6:31 - 9:41)
vi. It would be a splendid bazaar, she said she would love to go (9:41 - 11:37)
vii. What innumerable follies laid waste my waking and sleeping thoughts after that evening! (11:37 - 13:03)

i. I sat staring at the clock for some time and, when its ticking began to irritate me, I left the room (0:00 - 1:48)
ii. I remained alone in the bare carriage (1:48 - 2:08)
iii. Nearly all the stalls were closed and the greater part of the hall was in darkness (2:08 - 8:43)
iv. I listened to the fall of coins (8:43 - 9:25)
v. I turned away slowly and walked down the middle of the bazaar (9:25 - 11:52)
vi. Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger (11:52 - 12:21)


released March 22, 2013

Kenneth Moore - bass
John Enke - drums
Chris Hurst - keyboards

drums and electric bass recorded by Nicholas King
all other recorded by Clevis
mixed and mastered at Veneto West by Ronan Chris Murphy
assisted by Diego Lopez
photography by Kenneth Moore
artwork layout by Anna Olinova



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Clevis Los Angeles, California

Clevis is an instrumental group.

Originally with Kenneth Moore on bass and John Enke on drums, Clevis expanded with the addition of Chris Hurst on keyboards/bass.

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