Poetica Deluxe Hardcover CD Book (2-Disc with Instrumentals)
Pre-orders to ship at the end of November.
This Poetica Deluxe CD is a hardcover book with a 28-page booklet including all the poems plus beautiful art photographs and includes an additional Instrumental-only CD of all tracks. This Deluxe CD book is exclusive to the MPress Records store.
Cinematic and stylistically expansive, Poetica is a creatively ambitious musical spoken word project distilling a poetic spirit through text, voice, and music in the spirit of Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, and Laurie Anderson. What began as a remote duo collaboration between poet/vocalist/producer Rachael Sage and three-time Grammy-nominated cellist Dave Eggar eventually evolved into a full-blown spoken word concept album, with musicians contributing from around the globe. Produced and engineered by Sage herself, Poetica aims to create connection and shared experience via the unifying power of words. Adventurous yet familiar in its intimacy, Sage's voice is perfectly at home in the absence of typical song structure, while her musical arrangements fuse elements of jazz, classical and Appalachian folk with surprising agility.
Additional contributors to Poetica include renowned klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer, Spooky Ghost guitarist (and longtime David Bowie bandmate) Gerry Leonard, jazz trumpet player Russ Johnson (Elvis Costello), guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith), UK-based blues harmonica player Will Wilde, violinist Kelly Halloran (Michael Franti), and drummers Doug Yowell (Suzanne Vega) and Quinn (Janelle Monáe).
5. Magenta and Blue
6. Lower East Side Baby
9. Days of Awe
11. Sleep When I’m Tired
13. How Songs Are Born
17. Swing Dance
Disc 2: Instrumentals