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about

"Mooncalf" is a 45-minute work for piano and voice. A treatise on the beauty of imperfection, impermanence and fragility, the work draws on a multitude of influences spanning literature, film and history.

Revelling in the moments in music that would normally be discreetly shifted aside - such as audible breaths, extraneous noises, cracks in the voice, and the rustling of material and machine inside the piano - "Mooncalf" heralds these as sounds sharing the same value and beauty as the notes that are a product of them, celebrating the inescapable humanity, and inherent imperfection, in making music.

praise:
"...totally captivating energy throughout...Darvidis and Hicks create a truly beautiful sound together. Full of subtle surprises, this is creative music with maturity and sophistication well beyond the years of its creators.
A superb debut album."
-Andrea Keller

"...a wonderful example of creative, beautiful music-making. No surprise here, for [Marty's] playing has always had a wonderful subtlety to it, as do his compositions. This recording is a fine example of these qualities. Listen."
-Tony Gould

credits

released September 11, 2013

Marty Hicks - Piano, electronics, whispering
Georgie Darvidis - Voice

all tracks composed by Marty Hicks
track 5 lyrics by Georgie Darvidis
track 8 text adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender is the Night"

recorded, mixed & mastered by Alexander Beck - vincentdblack.com
photography & art by Emma Matsuda - emmamatsuda.com

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Track Name: To Dip an Oar Into Sentiment's Stream
When I came to life
When I came to learn
I had come to know
How to cool it down
How to listen slow

Oh my, how the whole thing shines
Making love to each one passing by

Finding out how the model turns
Each tiny piece working in time

Here's the place where I lost my mind
Where I got the call
If I was made from love
You can't expect that much
Track Name: A Kind Cat's Face
Dear Captain Diver,
I write to you because there is no-one else to whom I can turn, and it seems to me if this farcicle situation is apparent to one as sick as me, it should be apparent to you. My family has shamefully neglected me - there's no use asking them for help or pity. I have had enough and it is simply ruining my health and wasting my time pretending that what is the matter with my head is curable.
I think one thing today, and another tomorrow. That is really all that's the matter with me, except a crazy defiance and a lack of proportion.

Mon Capitane,
excuse this. I am not myself today. I am too unstable.
Cheerio,
Nicole Warren.