Martin on the birth of “Scatterlings”

“It’s this old idea that you get sometimes, that, this place is not just mineral deposits and old bones. It is the flank of a dreaming animal. And if you put your ear close enough to the ground, you tune your ear long enough, you get to hear its strange emanations. Scatterlings is an old word that really means of everywhere and nowhere, and I think that’s a malaise many of us are facing right now. We’re not nomads. We’re scatterlings.”