Boomkat Product Review:
An unprecedented collection of previously unheard recordings charting the earliest years of one of the world’s most innovative and exciting renaissance women—composer, singer, performer, film director, visual artist and auteur Meredith Monk.
Hand selected by Meredith from her personal archives, this fascinating compilation ranges from her first solo vocal performances in the mid-'60s, to ground-breaking works from the '70s up through 1980. An essential portrait of a vocal pioneer at her virtuosic and exploratory best.
It includes some shortform pieces often sung alone, but on extended recordings such as Quarry Weave the arrangements are extended to Minimal choral layers which are quite remarkable, an illustration of Monk’s hugely diverse and always intriguing output.