Vinyl LP-only pressing. This 2014 posthumous release, following last year's HANDBOOK FOR MORTALS, presents the peak of Letha Rodman-Melchior's compositional work. Traversing landscapes of affective registers with the organizational ability of Christine Sun Kim and the diversity and intimacy of Throbbing Gristle, Rodman-Melchior re-categorizes objects to find the foreign in the familiar. Moving in and out of focus, her musical patterns themselves grow and become more and more self-aware. As a response to possession and the human / nonhuman interface, SHIMMERING GHOST recalls the most moving of performances by Roger Reynolds. It exposes the overlap between senses and suggests that resonance, as distinct from hearing, is a source for beauty beyond sense. And by the use of sense's special effects, Rodman-Melchior crafts a language that is simply a pleasure. Mary Lattimore's harp playing at times is reminiscent of Three Musicians' MUSIC FROM THE ROCHESTER FOLK ART GUILD, but with urgency heard nowhere else.
Edymion / Mwcie
Sea of Rains
Red Moon / Fra Mauro
Marsh of Diseases
Le Perouse Puce
Mare Nubium / Bay of Rainbows
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.