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West of Roan - Queen of Eyes CD [w/ download card]


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Cat. no: CDSIS0012
Format: CD [w/ download card]
Barcode: 634457180666
Release Date: 12 Jul 2024
Genre: Folk

To write the songs on their second album, Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter, who record together under the name West of Roan (members of Doran), spent time in collective imagination, journeying to their respective inner worlds and under worlds - As they simultaneously discovered and created a psychic landscape of story, song, archetype, and image, a fgure emerged: The Queen of Eyes 

Schermer and Showalter recorded Queen of Eyes themselves, in a small one-room, off-grid cabin on Waldron Island off the coast of Washington State

They ran their ear trumpet condenser microphone off an extension cord connected to the main source of solar power. This recording session--with one microphone, one computer, one cord, and one bench the two sat on--captures the emotional intimacy of their music, along with occasional pops from the fre that heated the cabin, instrument creaks, and breathing sounds. This feels especially ftting for West of Roan's approach; when you hear them sing you get the sense that they are frst singing for and to each other, and emboldened by each other's presence, together they make their offering to you, the listener.

Tracks: The Bell / Bread of Life / The Mountain / The White Crow / Queen of Eyes / Let No One Steal Your Thyme / Gentian / Bright / October Dance / All the Water / Tones / The Beran / By All the Light

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