by Laws of Nature

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Between the summers of 2014 and 2015 I walked over 2,500 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest trail. This album is a tribute to that experience.

For 7 months after my return, I slept in my car and used my rented rehearsal room as a home base, where I wrote and recorded this project. I spent less than $1000 on gear, mixing and mastering the album with a set of speakers I got from the neighboring Goodwill for $20.


released April 20, 2016

Joe Omundson - all instruments, vocals, production, artwork, etc.



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Laws of Nature Portland, Oregon

Joe Omundson is a musician, writer, and traveler. Find out more at

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Track Name: I
Where I go I go for myself
What I've seen I've seen for myself

My life is mine to do as I please
No more lies, I escaped that disease

Autonomy comes with isolation
Understanding leads to bewilderment
Track Name: III
I rest with the scorpions and tarantulas
Insects cross my body as I sleep in the sand
I hide from the sun under large rocks
I ration my food and water
I carry everything that is my own
I have no use for sobriety
Human contact is a distant memory
I have long since lost my mind

There is no choice but forward
So why do I linger here?