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In the beginning all was formless and void. Then came the word.
Laniakea 03:52
We are all linked across the cosmos by filaments of love and longing.
A meditation on distance.
The majesty and terror of limitless gravity.
To navigate the forces of that which dwarfs us.
A meditation on bridging unfathomable distance.
She Moves 04:17
Love and light warms us all.
Of all things hope springs eternal.


One warm summer day while at an outdoor dance festival, Nathaniel was looking at one of Tempest's art pieces: The Star Goddess. As he fell into the depths and complexities of the art the phrase, "The Mechanist & The Star Goddess" popped into his head and he knew that was the start of something new. What the final form of this project would come to be eluded him but he knew that it would come in due time.

A couple of years later he shared his many thoughts on the subject with Tempest and his long-time friend and collaborator Davis Petterson and they were both on board right then and there. All the three of them had right then was a name and a very tenuous concept - and so they dug into it and a new band was formed.

They played some shows, they wrote some songs, and then came this first recording. There will definitely be more to come.


released December 21, 2018

The Mechanist & The Star Goddess is:
Laura Tempest Zakroff, Davis Petterson, and Nathaniel Johnstone

Recorded by: Jason Salzman at Blue Blanket Studios Marietta, GA
Additional Recording by Nathaniel Johnstone in his living room in Seattle, WA

Special thanks to Jason Salzman for playing guitar on Laniakea and bass on Relatively Speaking and The Black Hole

All music composed and performed by The Mechanist & The Star Goddess


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