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Sven B. Schreiber Today, user "Some guy", who owns a very interesting collection, bought a couple of albums, including some exquisite chamber music items. Since I couldn't decide which one to purchase first, I grabbed all of the three candidates at once. This little EP, created by Mingjia Chen (pronounced Ming-yee-yah) in company with her "Tortoise Orchestra", clocks in just 14 minutes, but those 14 minutes are so stunning that they immediately leave a lasting expression. Favorite track: Floatwalking.
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i had a mouth once but it would not speak words
Floatwalking 03:03
from delaware to the pacific there must be a sign somewhere don’t turn your back there’s always more cinnamon sand dunes circus clowns there’s always more
Friends 01:57
Friend 05:44
i, with eyes opened wide trapped inside a paradox a box i can’t break through seeing there is you someone i don’t know at all but still i love because there’s none else you can do nothing you can run away from that won’t come back to you gone, faces looking long now that summer’s swept you up and took off with the dawn did you leave your note in the barren trees and smell of apples in decay? when the sun burns grey and the hour hand stops its spinning will you come back to stay? your arms are made of sand if the truth is ever-changing then i won’t pretend i want to be your friend and drift away like paper sailboats off into a storm with only arms to keep us warm i want to be your friend i want to be your friend


released August 23, 2018

mingjia chen - voice, synthesizers (track 2&4), shakers (track 2)
emily steinwall - flute, alto flute (track 1)
jeff larochelle - clarinet
naomi mccarroll-butler - bass clarinet
hunab-ku felix flores - violin
mo mitchell - violin
andrew chung - baritone violin
jill sauerteig - cello
mark ritter - electric guitar
ewen farncombe - piano
jon wielebnowski - upright bass
jillana nickel - glockenspiel, shakers (track 2)
david steinmetz - whistle (track 2&4)
brent webb - effects, shakers (track 2)
jill sauerteig, sean mactaggart, sam fitzpatrick - shakers (track 2)
tom upjohn - conductor

engineered and mixed by nick bonin at humber college
assistant engineered by seungwoo han
mastered by reuben ghose
produced by kohen hammond
additional recording by tom upjohn and mark ritter
art by mingjia, w help from tiff wu

track 3 features voices of:

emily steinwall, naomi mccarroll-butler, jillana nickel, belinda corpuz, anson cai, diego hinojosa, harry tammel, jillian sauerteig, mark ritter, erik larson, james fernando, felix flores, kyle windjack, deniz lim-sersan, tiff louie, joyce li, david steinmetz, tiffany wu, brent webb, riley sullivan, kathy lin, jordan little, mara nesrallah, patricio llovat, lieke van der voort

thank you:

my band & my team, my teachers, diego, harry, adam, matt, alice, sherry, tiff, louie, joyce, kathy, james, anson, skeens, kieran, ethan, wendy, michael, u..


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