‘Photon Touch’ poems + music

Digital studio album by River of Diamonds + 24-page book of poetry by Michelle Elrick

24-page chapbook comes with a digital download of ‘Photon Touch: the album’ by River of Diamonds

Photon Touch orbits around the stars and flashes back brief pictures of light. Infused with ideas of world-making and images of space-light, fishing birds, lost bees and smashed TVs, Michelle Elrick’s poems are both deep-thought and light-hearted. A meditation on perception, and on finding stillness and connection in a fast-paced world, Photon Touch asks that you “hold out your hand” and let the world “rub into.” It is at once a dark, existential reckoning with modern distraction and social disconnection and a hopeful, awe-inspiring call to live fully, to “wake up / wake up / wake up /” because “the mountains are all different.” Released in tandem with a studio album by River of Diamonds (Michelle Elrick & Michael Belyea), Photon Touch is a chapbook, a spoken word album and an experimental pop record rolled into one gorgeous package. Michael Belyea’s ambient, electro grooves and chill, pop-inspired beats create a soundscape as rich and colourful as the images in the poetry.

“Photon Touch illuminates the magic to be found in opening yourself up to the world.” 

The Coast

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River of Diamonds is poetry/pop duo Michelle Elrick & Michael Belyea