FRACTURED AIR

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Fractured Air 06: Keeper Of Beauty (A Mixtape by Mary Lattimore)

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http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-06-keeper-of-beauty-a-mixtape-by-mary-lattimore/

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“These are some of my favorites right now!!” (Mary Lattimore)

“The Withdrawing Room” is the debut solo album of Philadelphia harpist, Mary Lattimore. Released earlier this year – limited to three hundred copies on black vinyl – the album draws from the worlds of drone, ambient, folk and world music, creating in turn a gleaming treasure of sacred sonic tapestries. Lattimore’s harp compositions can be compared with Julianna Barwick’s choral-based harmonies, where both artists loop their chosen instrument to magnificent effect. Mary Lattimore has collaborated with a vast array of musicians to date, including Thurston Moore (on his “Demolished Thoughts” LP) and Sharon Van Etten’s forthcoming album and follow-up to 2012’s “Tramp” LP.

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Tracklisting

01. Fleetwood Mac – Prove Your Love
02. Sharon Van Etten – You Didn’t Really Do That
03. Flip & the Dateliners – My Johnny Doesn’t Come Around Anymore
04. Washington Phillips – Lift Him Up That’s All
05. F.J. McMahon – Early Blue
06. Baird Sisters – Tracks
07. Shirley Collins and Albion Country Band – Poor Murdered Woman
08. 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You
09. Spacin’ – Sunshine No Shoes
10. Watery Love – Face the Door
11. Dead Moon – Fire in the Western World
12. William Onyeabor – Heaven and Hell
13. X Ray Pop – Ding Dong
14. Chance – Just Your Way of Tellin’ Me
15. Fursaxa – Moonlight Sonata
16. Brian Eno – Fullness of Wind
17. Weyes Blood – Romneydale
18. Nils Frahm – Went Missing
19. Ed Askew – Blue Eyed Baby
20. Samara Lubelski – Keeper of Beauty
21. Don Slepian – Awakening

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Track-by-track description by Mary Lattimore:

01. Fleetwood Mac – Prove Your Love
Off of the record with the scary-looking cover: Heroes Are Hard to Find

02. Sharon Van Etten – You Didn’t Really Do That
This is the first song I ever heard Sharon sing and I really like that keyboard part. Had the lovely pleasure of playing harp on her new record and I think she’s the coolest!

03. Flip & the Dateliners – My Johnny Doesn’t Come Around Anymore
From a Joe Meek compilation. I think it sounds really spooky. Ultimately, he killed his landlady.

04. Washington Phillips – Lift Him Up That’s All
I love his voice and his mysterious instrument that doesn’t exist anymore.

05. F.J. McMahon – Early Blue
This is a winter song to listen to in the car.

06. Baird Sisters – Tracks
My best friend Meg and her amazing sister Laura! Meg has solo records and I believe Laura does too. Meg was in the terrific band Espers, too. This song’s good for winter, too.

07. Shirley Collins and Albion Country Band – Poor Murdered Woman
Shirley’s pure, pretty voice makes it even more tragic.

08. 13th Floor Elevators – I Had To Tell You
Got obsessed with Easter Everywhere this summer. I fell for this band late, almost like I was saving the records until I had enough brainspace to become totally smitten. Totally there right now!

09. Spacin’ – Sunshine No Shoes
Summertime good vibes from our neighborhood, Fishtown in Philly.

10. Watery Love – Face the Door
My friend Richie wrote this song about us going for dinner with our friend Max after work.

11. Dead Moon – Fire in the Western World

12. William Onyeabor – Heaven and Hell
So many good, catchy songs on this reissue.

13. X Ray Pop – Ding Dong
Cutesy little 80’s French song that I like.

14. Chance – Just Your Way of Tellin’ Me
Johnny Cash’s stage manager/lighting guy/friend Chance Martin made this weird, wonderful psychedelic country record and the great label Paradise of Bachelors reissued it this year.

15. Fursaxa – Moonlight Sonata
She works at a hawk sanctuary in the mountains and lives right by the river. Fursaxa is my inspiration! Her music is gorgeous and solitary.

16. Brian Eno – Fullness of Wind

17. Weyes Blood – Romneydale
Another great friend from this part of Pennsylvania. Her new record is almost finished. I love this song.

18. Nils Frahm – Went Missing
Another obsession right now. I would love to see/hear him play someday.

19. Ed Askew – Blue Eyed Baby
Ed is a legend and his songs make people weep, they move people. I played harp on this one. Very proud of this record.

20. Samara Lubelski – Keeper of Beauty
A talented friend who’s like family.

21. Don Slepian – Awakening
Got this off of a comp called I Am the Center (Light in the Attic) that just came out. New Age songs for a peaceful atmosphere.

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To listen on Mixcloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-06-keeper-of-beauty-a-mixtape-by-mary-lattimore/

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For our interview with Mary Lattimore, please click HERE.

“The Withdrawing Room” is out now on Desire Path Recordings.

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http://marylattimore.net
http://www.desirepathrecordings.com

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December 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

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  1. […] Lattimore (who also plays on Askew’s current album, ‘For The World’). The mix was entitled ‘Keeper of Beauty’ (three words which conveys the sheer beauty and purity of the artist’s empowering works of […]


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