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A Blessed Unrest

by The Parlour Trick

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jellyfin A spooky, cinematic, experimental tour de force. I'm in love with every track. Favorite track: Planchette.
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Non Serviam A true modern baroque and experimental masterpiece in the vein of Amber Asylum. Favorite track: The Lady of the House of Love.
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owenmdavis This is pretty much totally unlike anything I've ever heard. The first time I listened to this astounding, unique, extraordinarily spectacular & eldritch record I was mesmerized. There was just something so peculiar, but ever so special about the eerie way the whole album sounded. From the moment I put it on, it drew me in, & had me hooked almost instantly. It's so difficult for me to pick a favorite track. I just wish it had arrived in better condition after buying it from here though. Favorite track: Planchette.
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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 J. Rogers.

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

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

Dan Cantrell is represented by ASCAP

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


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Haunted chamber music and uneasy listening.

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