Mamiffer "The Brilliant Tabernacle" LP
by Mamiffer , Faith Coloccia , and Aaron Turner ,
1. All That is Beautiful
2. River of Light
3. So That The Heart May Be Known
4. Two Hands Together
5. To Receive
6. Hymn of Eros
7. To Be Seen
Vinyl version, 300 copies black/100 colored vinyl copies, housed in heavyweight "tipon" style jacket, with gold foil embellishment, and oversized LP booklet with art/design by Faith Coloccia.
The long-arc vision of Faith Coloccia / Mamiffer has deftly traversed a sonic terrain with an emotional depth and compositional restraint rarely found in contemporary music. Across multiple albums, EPs, and splits, she and her collaborators have tapped into the passionate elements of life—the sublime joys and the harrowing losses - while also providing a score to the less definable moments; the pensive times of solace, the dissonant chapters of uncertainty, and the meditative sojourns. Mamiffer’s latest album, The Brilliant Tabernacle, transmutes darkness and rejoices in the force of life by illuminating the beauty of creation. Beginning with a foundation of piano, organ, and voice, Coloccia enlisted her partner and long-time collaborator Aaron Turner along with a congregation of auxiliary musicians to help her construct “a guiding light” in the form of seven songs.
With The Brilliant Tabernacle, Coloccia has focused her work on encompassing the totality of the human experience. Herein she acknowledges both the joyful abundance and inherent suffering of life, while fostering a deep reverence for “pristine awareness” as accessed by the natural mind. This fecund drive was further bolstered by the birth of her first child after her last album The World Unseen. The attendant experiences with maternity—hope, love, strength...
Written by Faith Coloccia and Mamiffer
Produced by Randall Dunn and Mamiffer
Recorded by Randall Dunn at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA. (2013) and AVAST! Studio, Seattle, WA. (2014, 2015, 2018).
Additional recording by Mamiffer at The House of Low Culture, Vashon, WA. (2013-2018). Jon Mueller's percussion and Faith Coloccia's piano on "All That is Beautiful" recorded by Matt Bayles at Robert Lange Studios, Lakeshore, WA. (2017). Piano, synthesizer and electronics on "Hymn of Eros" recorded by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown Studio, Anacortes, WA. (2016)
Mixed by Randall Dunn at AVAST! Studios Seattle WA 2018
Strings arranged and performed by Eyvind Kang
Faith Coloccia: vocals, piano, organ, cassette field recordings, auxiliary percussion
Aaron Turner: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, additional vocals
Jon Mueller: percussion
Brian Cook: bass
Eyvind Kang: viola, violin
Veronica Dye: flute
Alex Barnett: electronics and synthesizer on " Hymn of Eros"
Monika Khot: additional vocals on "River of Light"
Janne Westerlund: Kantele on "To Be Seen"
PRE-ORDER CUSTOMERS: Orders are expected to begin shipping the week of November 1, 2019. Any items purchased with this pre-order will not ship until the week of November 1, 2019 as well. All items are mock ups and final product may vary slightly.