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Who has not stood before their own hearts' curtain?

It drops, and the scenery is falling apart.

-Rilke

 

 
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who

 

Rachel Laitman:  vox, guitar, uke

Sean Kimball:  vox, upright bass 

 

 

 

 

“When an artist is selected, overproduced, air-brushed, homogenized, neutered, and packaged by children in marketing departments of corporations for the masses – as it is in dynasty America, dreaming of Super Bowls – real talent, pure talent like that of Rachel Laitman goes largely unappreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Human angels tragically shrivel against pyrotechnic star-making machinery.) 

Rachel Laitman pours her heart into beautiful songs which quietly soothe peoples’ souls if they would only listen. Deb Talan comes to mind, or Laura Marling; those few singer-songwriters that through undeniable talent climb over the competitive frenzy into the public sphere. 

 

Ms. Laitman is of that caliber, and I entreat you to listen.”

 

–American Poet Gordon Massman

 

 
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Grimace and Grace

by Rachel Laitman

all songs written & performed by rachel laitman

drums on animal noises, restless things, birds and bees, narratives and hannah performed by the human metronome with a beautiful soul, matt johnson

piano on birds and bees, aly, fucking grateful, matt on the fourth, and jersey suburbs performed by the intuitive and 'tasteful' brian fitzsousa

inebriated folk chorus on narratives and fucking grateful immaculately performed by jamie nadeau and lovely drunken company

acoustic guitar on animal noises, narratives, aly, and hannah; electric guitar on animal noises, sea song, matt on the fourth, hannah, and river running; bass on animal noises, sea song, restless things, birds and bees, narratives, fucking grateful, matt on the fourth, and hannah; mandolin and river running; percussion on sea song, fucking grateful, and matt on the fourth; backing vocals on restless things, fucking grateful, you don't like cats, and river running breathtakingly performed by the inimitable peter j hochstedler

all songs co-produced by peter j hochstedler and rachel laitman
engineered and mixed by peter j hochstedler