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Queen of the Invisible comes packaged with screen printed sleeves and lyric inserts containing illustrations by Caroline Acheatel. Each sleeve is hand cut to reveal a copper moon beneath the forest illustration of the cover. The sleeves come in three different colors – green is pictured at right.
Includes unlimited streaming of Queen of the Invisible
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In the fall of 2010, visual artist and vocalist/violinist Mandy Katz (Geb the Great Cackler, etc.) began working out vocal melodies to accompany compositions written by pianist Ross Lipton. Lipton's compositions grew out of an interest in developing a musical structure that avoids repetition in favor of episodic structures. The two worked together to arrange a song cycle. The collaboration resulted in Queen of the Invisible, an episodic suite that inhabits the terrain between dissonance and harmony, narrative and fragmentation. After the composition process was complete, Lipton worked with Darian Scatton in further orchestrating the pieces. This process involved a revolving cast of musicians, such as Sean Ali (Upright Bass), Jeff Russ (Cello), Ben Schurr (Harmonium, Percussion), Etienne Rigo (Violin), Gabrielle Smith (Vocal, Percussion), Sam Parry (Vocal), and Darian Scatton (Harp, Bass Clarinet, Bowed Saw).
released October 1, 2013
Queen of the Invisible was recorded in 2010 and 2011 in Philadelphia.
For this recording Tadzio was Ross Lipton, Mandy Katz, Darian Scatton, Sam Parry, Jeff Russ, Benjamin Schurr, Gabrielle Smith and Etienne Rigo.
Music and Lyrics by Ross Lipton and Mandy Katz
Laying in the Grass was inspired by a Herman Hesse poem.