Share This Place: Stories and Observations (KLP181)
In Share This Place: Stories and Observations, Lori Goldston and Kyle Hanson of Black Cat Orchestra acclaim team up with Mirah to deliver a sweeping song cycle inspired by the tragic and triumphant lives of insects.
Along with Goldston and Hanson’s trademark cello and accordion, Spectratone International features percussionist Jane Hall and Kane Mathis on oud (Middle Eastern lute). Spectratone’s hybrid sound wanders easily through a range of influences, from early music to folk to psychedelia. Layered with their lush, meticulous tones are Mirah’s ravishingly intimate vocals, recorded by celebrated Northwest producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden) and Phil Elvrum of The Microphones.
Inspired in part by influential French scientist/poet J.Henri Fabré, Mirah’s lyrics smartly humanize the trials and pleasures of the insect world, touching on themes of villainy, seduction, self-sacrifice and love. Shining a light on the epic complexity of the insect world, the songs imply an inescapable comparison with our own.
A concept album of sorts, Share This Place is a score written by Goldston, Hanson and Mirah for a suite of twelve stop-motion animated short films by Britta Johnson ([KLP201]). One of the films, Credo Cigalia, is included on the album, along with an illustrated lyric booklet.
“Mirah propels her magical, three-dimensional spaces with her clear beacon of a voice and instrumentation that slips from whisper-in-your-ear intimacy to rushing, tumbling aural avalanches.” - New York Press
“Goldston’s music constituted a kind of physical enactment of listening. She began in silence — absorbing the moment ... and then her sound emerged, shifting and responding to what she took in.” - Artforum
- Gestation of the Sacred Beetle
- Following the Sun
- My Prize
- Song of Psyche
- Emergence of the Primary Larva
- My Lord Who Hums
- Love Song of the Fly
- Credo Cigalia
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