RIYL: neo-classical

Label: Constellation Tatsu

Mary Lattimore’s just on fire this year. First The Dam, now this collaboration with Maxwell August Croy. The accomplished harpist joined forces with the koto player, and Croy actually collaborated with Sean McCann a couple of years ago. A fun fact: Croy co-runs Root Strata with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. I’ll namedrop once again – Sean McCann is the one who mastered this. In a matter of less than two days, Terelan Canyon was spawned from only a couple of instruments and some added assistance from some effects pedals. This recording took place a couple of years ago, and for some reason it’s just now seeing release. However, I suppose we were none the wiser until this point. Terelan Canyon makes for Constellation Tatsu‘s third release on vinyl.  Lattimore and Croy waltz with each other through this blank space (read: album), filling it with lush tones from their strings. Listen to Terelan Canyon below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Having never met before entering the studio together, harpist MARY LATTIMORE (who has collaborated with Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile, Jarvis Cocker and Meg Baird to name a few) and koto player MAXWELL AUGUST CROY made an album in less than 48 hours, all live with no overdubs. Lattimore experiments with effects through her Lyon & Healy Concert Grand harp. Croy is a multi-instrumentalist whose work fluctuates liberally between melody, classicism and experimentation.

Terelan Canyon is a “new” sound built on interplay and improvisation that explores space and form, with virtually no ego, filled with sonic imagery and a tapestry of emotions. Epic and beautiful, this recording is a special moment captured in time.

Price $15

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