back in stock as of
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november 16th, 2009
|digitalis arts & crafts editions (usa) #ace030 cd|
myrmyr “the amber sea” compact disc
- baltic winds
- first seed
- silver rooster
- the sea returns
- egle’s escape
- dancing in captivity
- the story begins
|october 2009 release ; debut from the duo of marielle “darwinsbitch” jakobsons and agnes szelag, working with a veritable orchestra of bay-area players (aram shelton, ben bracken, phil greenlief, etc) ...|
drone-heavy pieces laced with eastern-european folk idioms & the odd electro-acoustic and/or free-improv element ; quite nice !!!
|digitalis arts & crafts editions press release...|
|ace030: myrmyr "the amber sea" cd|
myrmyr is the duo of agnes szelag and marielle jakobsons (aka darwinsbitch). they create electroacoustic songs on many instruments such as violin, cello, voice, bass, gezhong, piano, and accordian. when those instruments aren't enough, they invite friends to play with them and write scores for conducted improvisations. their scores are often conceptually or process-driven, resulting in their unique style of electroacoustic music, reminiscent of scandinavian free folk, lullabies, dramatic film scores, and electronic improvised music.
"the amber sea" is their debut album and is the story of amber, inspired by the mythology, baltic folklore, and geology of this magical gem. the album traces the story of how amber is created, with material from intimate lullabies and free form ballads to epic orchestral oceans.
a whole host of guest musicians populate the world of "the amber sea" playing instruments ranging from trombone, clarinets, vibraphone, flutes, harmonium, voice and more. it's an absolute collective effort.