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The Sea We Swim In

by Michael Bettine



Comments so far:

“Thank you for your music and all you do, your new album is an inspiration!”

“If you’re looking for something unique to your musical palette, look no further than Michael.”

“Really really nice compositions !! Thoroughly enjoyed !”

“Wow that's pretty wild! I love it.”

‘The Sea We Swim In’ is music about time & space. While not strictly meditative, the music is designed to create different states in the listener based on various time effects. This all comes from my continuing research into the nature of time. This album can also be considered as the ’soundtrack’ for my forthcoming book (2023) on time.

The music here is multi-layered and quite dynamic. A quality sound system or headphones are recommended for maximum temporal displacement.

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All proceeds from this recording go into making more music. Thank you!


released September 4, 2020

Michael Bettine - gongs, metallophones, marimba, xylophone, vibes, crotales, singing bowls, orchestral bass drum, wood blocks, hand drums, cymbals, percussion & all sorts.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at The Vibration Factory, Milwaukee, WI, July & August 2020.
All music written, arranged and performed by Michael Bettine.

Cover photo by Matt Bettine, taken somewhere in New Zealand.


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Michael Bettine

Neurodivergent percussionist specializing in resonating metals. He brings his interests in Alchemy & Hermeticism into his work, and manipulate the realms of time & space.

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