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“Sky and Sword”

By Laura Gibson

Written by Laura Gibson and Sean Ogilvie; recorded at Wooden Fences with Sean Ogilvie. Copyright ©2009 Laura Gibson and Sean Ogilvie/Wintering Music (ASCAP)
 

Portland, OR–based Laura Gibson has released several albums on Hush Records, including If You Come to Greet Me (2006), Six White Horses (2008), and Beasts of Seasons (2009).

Esopus 13 (Fall 2009)
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Esopus CD #13: Nostradamus

The 11 contributors to our 13th compilation CD were invited to turn one of the predictions of 16th-century astrologer Nostradamus into a brand-new song. Most scholars agree that his four-line prophesies (quatrains) are more poetic than prophetic, utilizing language that is oblique enough to support any number of different interpretations. The resulting tracks—some somber, some surprisingly buoyant—all celebrate that poetry, reveling in the ambiguity of their source material while allowing it to reverberate in a musical context.

TRACK LIST

 
01
Frightened Rabbit
Son C
 
02
Natureboy
Ode to Merry Maid
 
03
Savoir Adore
Secret Fires
 
04
Laura Gibson
Sky and Sword
 
05
French Horn Rebellion
The Chart (of Plancas' City)
 
06
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez
Unseen Silver
 
07
Lia Ices
Cymbal Trumpet and Bell
 
08
Gejius
Parallel Lives
 
09
Phil Kline
Days Without Rain
 
10
Raelian Geto
Curved Beards Like Crescent Moons
 
11
Julianna Barwick
Stole