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Particles of Dust

by Catherine Conlin

Recorded spontaneously in San Francisco, Conlin's dreamy poetics over Konstantine Baranov's shimmering guitars touching on gritty city life, childhood narratives and adult conversations.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Honey Buy a Dress
4:14 $0.99
2. Sunny Side Up
4:44 $0.99
3. Barbie Doll
1:16 $0.99
4. By the Sea
3:34 $0.99
5. Baby Girl
4:26 $0.99
3:29 $0.99
7. Particles of Dust
2:47 $0.99
8. Riga's Fog
3:45 $0.99
9. Dangerous
4:03 $0.99
10. I of the Camera
1:41 $0.99
11. Get Me the Material
4:44 $0.99
12. Bird Prints
7:23 $0.99
13. When It Happened
3:26 $0.99
14. Take Me With You
2:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
PARTICLES OF DUST was recorded in San Francisco and in Moscow with Catherine Conlin performing spontaneous lyrics over either pre-produced music by Konstantine Baranov (both producer and guitar player) or simultaneously performed guitars and rhythms. In some of the songs, the city noise can be heard in the background echoing up the alley through the window from Conlin and Baranov's Mission Street loft.

Bird Prints is one of those songs.
"God hides in the corner, in between the two buildings on Natoma Street.
A woman sits in a wheel chair on the corner.
A Chinese man walks by and tells her to move. Mother's come to pick up their children.
The park outside is surrounded by steel
flowers and caterpillars...dressed up like security.
The police walk the beat."

In PARTICLES OF DUST, one can hear Conlin's disillusionment with city life throughout the album. A once self-proclaimed Ambassadress of San Francisco, Catherine Conlin was depicted in 2005 as one of the most influential people in the city and a photo of her floral and chicken-wire wrapped body was featured in an artists exhibition along with other prominent people from the Mayor, the SF Chronical's Editor in Chief and other interesting personalities.

Conlin's inspirations range from Portishead to Jewel's earliest work. Although mature in her perspectives, she still remains naive and even innocent in her vocal delivery.

Myles Boisen of Guerrilla Recording says, "...the ambient vocal settings of Portishead et. al....Conlin's smart-yet-vulnerable vocal delivery ranges from innocent to wicked, often sounding like surreal samples pulled from some obscure European movie. " 

PARTICLES OF DUST, although completed and replicated in 2011 was not released to the public until 2015.



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