Light in the Fracture
My Scarlet River
The Inevitability of Water
5 on Fury
The Studious Destruction of Everything I've Known
My Heart's Chamber
Emily Palen's first album of solo violin improvisations takes full advantage of the natural ambiance in Grace Cathedral, a well visited site where concerts were often held. Sitting atop one of San Francisco's hills, with cable cars running down one side and the church bells ringing hourly, Emily took full advantage to interact with these natural sounds. The sound and performances are stunning. Recorded direct to DSD by Cookie Marenco for Valence Records.
From Emily ...
Glass is an album of complete on the spot improvisations. My only intention was to be honest. The Inevitability of Water title was intuited and remains my favorite. To claim I can explain its meaning would probably cut it short but it points to the base, essential nature of water. Water is primal to our makeup, to our planet. Its gentle and relentless quality is unmatched by any other substance. Water is life as is love. Perhaps water and love are the same.