Mary Lattimore - At the Dam (2016)
Label: Ghostly International | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:59 min | 101 mb
Ambient, Modern Classical
Mary Lattimore’s music functions as a kind of emotional synesthesia. Rather than seeing colours when she hears notes, Lattimore feels things: sadness, hope, longing, memory. She funnels all of that into stirring songs composed on her harp. “I feel like a lot of my music is me channeling feelings or memories,” she says. “I just do whatever I want, and try to paint a picture of a memory.” The memory that provides the basis for At the Dam is particularly striking. Lattimore received a prestigious fellowship from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — a rare honor given out to just 12 people every year — and she used the funds to take a road trip across America with a friend, writing and recording songs at each stop along the way.