A Blessed Unrest

by The Parlour Trick

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{intro} 00:54
Pandora 02:27
Planchette 03:23
“There are things in that wallpaper that nobody knows about but me, or ever will.”
Sheol 05:43
Scryer 05:15
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others." Martha Graham (as quoted by Agnes de Mille)
Laudanum 17:20
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~Anais Nin


Haunted chamber music composed, arranged, and performed by multi-instrumentalists Meredith Yayanos & Dan Cantrell.


released December 12, 2012

Meredith Yayanos: Violin, theremin, voice, percussion, Stroh fiddle, electronics, sound design, schema.

Dan Cantrell: Piano, accordion, pump organ, harpsichord, celeste, musical saw, bass accordion, glockenspiel, percussion, electronics, sound design.

Tracks 2 → 6 and 8 → 11 engineered by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph Studios, Oakland, CA. Remaining songs and sounds engineered by Myles Boisen at Guerrilla Recording Studios, Oakland, CA.

*available as digital track only

Mastered by Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha Mastering Lab, Oakland, CA.

Photography by Ellen Rogers, featuring Ephyra Ana.

Album, logo, and web design by Star St. Germain.

Direction, promotion, distribution, and management by Meredith Yayanos.

Dan Cantrell is represented by ASCAP

Elizabeth Strong, M.S. LeDespencer, Aristides & Sandra Yayanos, Lynn & Bob Cantrell, Rachel Brice, Ariana Osborne, Nadya Lev, Audrey Penven, Bryan Shelton, Brien Hindman, Devon Devereaux, Kevin McTurk, Mighty Dave Pellicciaro, Sol Crawford, Dusty Paik, Kim Beaton, TWS, Dame Darcy, Cass Edwards, Dawn McCarthy, Nils Frykdahl, Kirana Peyton, Lynn Park, Charles Peirce, Ben Catmull, Justin Wright, Sarah Elizabeth, Phillip Broughton, Andy Ristaino, Kristine & Dave Barrett-Johnson, Gooby Herms, Scott Gendel, Bethalynne Bajema, Kate O’Brien, Karen Waltuch, Jarboe, Julia Frodahl, Whitney Moses, Nathan Doe, Madeline von Foerster, Carla Kihlstedt, Hilaire Carmody, Paul Komoda, Nieves Rathbun, Kate Rannells, Kim Boekbinder, Bill Gibson, Emily Beighley, Zoë Keating, Angeliska Polacheck, Neko Case, Katelan Foisy, Selene Gibbous, Douglas Wolk, Brian Viglione, Beats Antique, The Vau de Vire Society, and Warren Ellis.

GRATITUDE: Tom Maxwell, Julia Frodahl, Matt Jones, Mike S. Reilly, Morgan, Jake Von Slatt, Merrick Monroe, KC, Miles Cochran, Cameo Wood, Jamie Blackman, Neil Girling, Sarah C. Frigon, Lauren Beukes, Melanie Brockert, Ian Wood, Jeanette Estima, Pat Cadigan, Mike "Sport" Murphy, Michael Disabato, Francesca Hernandez, sarah e. walter, Connie, Michelle Chin, Ken Janzen, Cathy "Tree" Harris, Ponnie Javidan, Anna v2.0, Cass Edwards, Melissa Dowell, Teresa Pappas, Sarah Deaton, Vajra Conjure Wright, Elizabeth Barrial, Jenni Miller, JNet Castro,Whitney Moses, Mo Herms, Jon Boisseau, Aria Ashton, Veronika von Volkova, Alzbeta, Daphne Yap, Flissy Saucier, Tabetha Frey, Lorraine Barcant, Brad Dancer, Jonathan Kearns, Maren Holmen, Kristine Kearney, Thomas Baumann, Annie, LizBT, Douglas Wolk, Hannah Donovan, Joshua J. Smelser, Gregory Geiger, William Kiesel, Jeremy Hulette, Tristan Crane, Aaron Kimbrell, Erica Tyron, Mary Thompson, Daniel Bultman, Chris, Colin Hough Trapp, Jon McCracken, Wilson Bilkovich, Ian Heatherly, Wren Britton, Erin Kissane, Alysha Naples, Zoh, Ben Catmull, Hermie Escamilla, Thomas Negovan, Cynthia von Buhler, Philip Cahiwat, Jim Yearnshaw, Samantha Emanuel, Carrie L. Rutherford, Shay Brog, Marianne Gunderson, Ginny Guzman, Kieron Gillen, Woj Sven-Woj, Zoe Keating, Sasha Taylor, Brian Moroz, Robin Zebrowski, Megan Oest, Robyn Sitz, Fred Marinello, Joshua R., Deb Chachra, Gregory Scharpen, Jade Higashi, Xolold, Brian Viglione, JW Clark, Sean Dicken, Bryan Shelton, Ms. Shyam Nunley, Katherine McKinley, Phillip Broughton, Abie Hadjitarkhani, Greta Ridley, Gooby Herms, Wil Wheaton, FushigiFox, Jennifer L Smith, Candice Cardasis, Maya Gurantz, Ella LT, Laura Burns, Vicki Hsu, Kayte Stasny Kelly, Wayne Chambliss, Guillaume Laurent, Shakira Carim, Chris Gaskell, Cynthia von Buhler, Philip Cahiwat, Century Guild, & Anonymous.

Martha Graham, Erik Satie, J.S. Bach, Angela Carter, Bela Bartok, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Max Ernst, Anais Nin.

Manifested in Oakland, California and Wellington, New Zealand ~ Spring of 2009 through Winter of 2012.


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