Celestial

by Hermitess

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1.
Phone Call 04:59
I called you on the phone today We spoke for hours Each of us though by now One of us would have figured it out At this distance, in this time Everything that's at our fingertips It just means so much more that we'll have to miss Takes some fortitude to live Especially if you are driven to give We spoke of cards and signs and teams and fantasies Of selling out, or being free Put our foreheads together On the bridge of the Apps' tenuous connections You were lying in bed, while I was making breakfast On the other side of the earth Takes some fortitude to live Especially if you are driven to give I called you on the phone today We spoke for hours We spoke for hours We spoke for hours We spoke for hours
2.
Our celestial bodies are made of light Gathered from the elements of falling stars Oh my love, take your time We were once fish out of water stranded on the line All that was haunting you, all that left it's mark Deep water falling in the dark All of your pleasures, each who touched your heart Deep water falling in the dark Our celestial bodies are made of light Gathered from the elements of falling stars Oh my love, take your time Oh my love, take your time Take your time
3.
Not even the sky, is for getting lost anymore A line of satellites 40 points long Moving in(formation), mapping out the surface To save us all from unreliable internet Even if we didn't ask for it But we used to get lost in it Lying on the roof of the barn Our own newness juxtaposed with the abyss of time Smoking cigarettes and kissing each-other Waiting for our life to begin, We stared at the stars and we whispered our secrets Our own galaxies unspooled from within Meanwhile, further out, Betelgeuse will be burning out A perpetual star, visible night and day Before we forever loose our notch in Orion's Belt Meanwhile further out, Neowise has been seen about If you're lucky to have a clear sky You might see the tail of a comet by and by Now you hear all we confide While you watch where will we hide From the Artificial Stars The Artificial Stars
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Celestial was recorded in the spring and Summer of 2020. At its core this EP is about not knowing what the future holds and finding some solace in the moment, orientation in a time that feels very disorienting. Like the starry void it aims to conjure, this EP speaks to being untethered and not knowing what the future holds, while taking stock of what it means to be human with a shared worldly existence.

Existential stargazing, long distance phone calls, a lullaby from a star goddess, songs about spying satellites, and a saxophone playing dial-up internet tones.

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released October 15, 2020

Produced by Jennifer Crighton & Danny Vescarelli at 315
Track 1 recorded & produced by Chris Dadge at Child Stone Studio
Tracks 2-4 recorded by Danny Vescarelli
Mixed by Rena Kozak at Studio Saint Zo
Mastered by Elisa Pangsaeng at CPS Mastering

Vocals & harp: Jennifer Crighton
Backing vocals on track 1: Laura Leif
Saxophone on track 1: Nate Waters
Computational rhythm sequencing & synthesising on track 3: Aria Janzen
Pedal Steel on track 4: Wayne Garrett
Bass on tracks 1-3: Keith Rodger
Drums, percussion & programming on track 1: Chris Dadge
Drums on tracks 2-3: Melissa McWilliams

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Hermitess Calgary, Alberta

Hermitess is the project of songwriter, visual artist and harpist Jennifer Crighton. Dreaming simultaneously in music and images, her projects are often approached with the sensibility of curator, intent on a carefully imagined collection of collaborators, stories and set pieces. Sonically, layered orchestral textures, choral voices, and pedal driven magic all conjuring a vivid fever dream. ... more

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