A flashback to 2010, an afterimage.
I. The moods of Kealakekua (Hawaiian for "The God's Pathway"), and the songs of Ka'awaola's ruins.
II. Describing Ho’okena Bay and its natural abundance.
III. For the Orchid Isle, and all Hawaiian Islands. Invaded by a strange and mutilating entity, yet still of gleaming beauty.
"A better example of where Martens' music lies might be in The Residents' Eskimo and its brilliant blending of faux-anthropology into convincing and playful soundscapes. Or perhaps Demdike Stare, who use pure sounds embedded in a black magic abyss to invoke pagan excitement and fear, whereas Dolphins' spell is rough-edged, organic and pure white wizardry without the kitsch. Either way, all three of the long tracks on Ke Ala Ke Kua take you away, drifting over time and space, hazy with memories and past lives mixing in a tropical fantasy. Despite the name, it's definitely the beluga experience." (Resident Advisor)
"De term “new age” is inmiddels bijna vijftig jaar oud. Dat het muziekgenre nog steeds dat eerste woord mag gebruiken is te danken aan Dolphins Into The Future die het weer van een modern randje voorziet." (MrBungle)
released September 10, 2010
Recorded at CN Studios june, july 2010 by Lieven Martens Moana. Mastered by Christophe Albertijn. Originally released by Kraak (Ghent, Belgium) and Moamoo (Tokyo, Japan).