Mirah

Share This Place: Stories and Observations (KLP181)


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Tracks

Community
Gestation of the Sacred Beetle
Following the Sun
My Prize
Supper
Song of Psyche
Luminescence
Emergence of the Primary Larva
My Lord Who Hums
Ecdysis
Love Song of the Fly
Credo Cigalia
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

*The "Damaged LP" is an LP in perfect shape that has been sent back to K because a corner of the jacket is bent & unsalable in stores.  DISCOUNTED PRICE!*

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