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Mirror Cave is a conceptual album in 8 movements based on Italo Calvino’s short story ‘Sword of the Sun’ interspersed with excerpts from Shinkichi Takahashi’s ‘After-Images: Zen Poems.’ In a face-off with the ego, Palomar (Kathleen Baird) observes, reacts, contemplates, struggles and finally transcends how the "sword" of the sun's reflection on the ocean always appears to stop exactly at his very own eye. Taralie Peterson represents some other dimension of reality- "the sensation that you are here but could not be here in a world that could not be but is."

Recorded in spring of 2013, STITSR later connected with Providence based artist Erik Ruin on a colorful 28-page offset printed booklet to accompany the live recording that combines hand-drawn text, ink drawings and scratchboard elements in layered and unexpected ways.
Kathleen Baird – flute, voice and Taralie Peterson – cello, voice

Limited editions of booklet with included cassette available through Perfect Wave (www.perfectwave.org), a publishing imprint and record label based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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released July 11, 2014

Kathleen Baird: flute, pedals
Taralie Peterson: cello, pedals
Recorded spring 2013

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Since 2001, Spires That in the Sunset Rise have been unsettling and thrilling audiences with their brand of sonic alchemy. Described by Jack Rose as a “female Sun City Girls,” they contributed a different slant to the New Folk movement by incorporating various avant-garde and world music influences into their sound. ... more

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