But here’s the Official Press Release regarding Terami Hirsch’s new record. This time I have a cover to show you! I may even have some streaming audio content soon.
For now, you can visit her MySpace page and hear some samples. I actually have heard the whole record and I’m happy to announce I am in love. 🙂 I think those if you who are already familiar with Terami’s work will be in for a big surprise. She sounds very different! In a good way.
Terami Hirsch prepares release of fourth studio album, A Broke Machine
Los Angeles, CA â€“ March 17, 2008 â€“ Like handmade creations, Terami Hirsch’s music is constructed with a tempting blend of tender interest and obsessive fixation. Without the advantage of working in a visual medium, this Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter uses her home studio and lo-fi electronics as her art boardâ€”forming deeply personal, highly textured alternative albums.
In 2007, Terami began recording her fourth studio albumâ€”A Broke Machineâ€”her most provocative album to date. Self-produced, the album is intricately mixed by Tommy Walter (Abandoned Pools, The Eels, Glacier Hiking) and features guest musicians Hector Ferreiro (bass), Carter Dewberry (cello), and John “Breeze” Ladson (drum and hand percussion).
The songs are detailed and passionate, and written within her self-enforced guideline: “to enjoy the process”. Plucking inspiration from her favorite subjects (“the things we can’t have” and “the things we can never understand”), A Broke Machine revolves around issues of the heart. This album is firmly rooted in the experimental-pop ethos developed over the life of her previous projectsâ€”All Girl Band (1999), To the Bone (2002), and Entropy 29 (2005).
A Broke Machine is available on April 15, 2008 courtesy of Madstone Records.
Retail outlets include [Terami’s official web site] and other online retailers
(Amy’s note: I will put direct links when it’s available.)
Here’s a nice self-portrait of Terami:
Are you as excited about this as I am?!