One year after the collaborative album with American musician Mac McCaughan(Superchunk) and the singles “Quintana“ and “Polly of The Cirus”, Los Angeles-based composer and harpist Mary Lattimore has released a new album called Silver Ladders in 2020, out via Ghostly International.
Now she’s back with a new back with a new full-length called Collected Pieces II. According to the press release, Much like its predecessor released in 2017 (Collected Pieces), the limited-edition cassette and digital release features new and previously unreleased material, Bandcamp-only singles, and other obscurities from her recent archives. Selections from both collections (CP I & II) make their vinyl debut in 2022.
Lattimore has described the process of arranging these releases as akin to “opening a box filled with memories,” and here that box continues to populate, accessible for both the artist and fans. Evocative material separated by years, framed as a portrait of an instrumental storyteller who rarely pauses, recording and often sharing music as soon as it strikes her. Seemingly in constant forward motion for the last five years since her Ghostly debut, Lattimore glances back for a breath, inviting new chances to live in these fleeting moments and emotions; all the beauty, sorrow, sunshine, and darkness housed within.