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Field Works - Maples, Ash, And Oaks: Cedars Instrumentals (LP, Album, Ltd, Iri)

Field Works - Maples, Ash, And Oaks: Cedars Instrumentals (LP, Album, Ltd, Iri)

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Media Condition:  Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Country:    US  
Genre:       Folk World & Country

New and sealed - iridescent mother of pearl vinyl with green undertone


Limited edition of 500

The mystifying 9th album in the Field Works series, Cedars combines cosmic Americana with Western ambient and Middle Eastern influences. Delicate layers of pedal steel, banjo, oud, and hurdy-gurdy float atop looping guitar drones to create a soothing, atmospheric chamber where folk and electronic music coalesce. Set to Arabic and English poetry, the song cycle examines some of Earth’s most iconic and ancient forests, revealing our complicated relationship with the natural world. For this special dual-language release, Field Works producer Stuart Hyatt has assembled a supergroup of musicians, poets, and artists. The album is narrated by Youmna Saba and H.C. McEntire. Instrumentalists include Marisa Anderson, Fadi Tabbal, Dena El Saffar, Danny Paul Grody, Bob Hoffnar, Tomás Lozano, Nathan Bowles, Alex Roldan, Youmna Saba, and Stuart Hyatt. Renowned illustrator María Medem brings poems by Todd Fleming Davis and Youmna Saba to life in the accompanying full-color Risograph comic book; and longtime Field Works collaborators PRINTtEXT design the packaging.

Based on the original Field Works album Caders, this new suite of music brings the listener even deeper into the forest. For this special limited edition release, Stuart Hyatt deconstructed each track from Codars and rebuilt them one layer at a time. He removed the narrators' voices and invited Julien Marchal to introduce piano as the new protagonist. The result is a mysterious and mesmerizing soundtrack to accompany a long walk in the woods.

Track listing based on the poem Deciduous, written by Cecily Parks

Musical frameworks based on the Field Works album Cedars,

created by Marisa Anderson, Fadi Tabbal, and Stuart Hyatt Instrumental parts performed by Julien Marchal, Youmna Saba, Dena El Suffar, Danny Paul Grody, Bob Hoffnar, Stuart Hyatt, Tomás Lozano, Nathan Bowles, Alex Roldan, Fadi Tabbal, and Marisa Anderson 
Forest soundscape recorded by Harrison Ridley in the Welsh countryside

Arranged and produced by Stuart Hyatt

Mixed by Joshua Eustis at Del Olmo

Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio Copyright 2021 Temporary Residence Ltd.


1. The Morning Bends Down 2:53
2. to meet the canopy 2:10
3. that we walk under. 2:19
4. We know the moss, forget-me-nots 2:02
5. and blue-green spruce 2:01
6. but we want to be known 2:36
7. by the woods. We say 1:56
8. without saying, Forget me not 2:20
9. We listen to maples, ash, and oaks 1:48
10. without hearing, but not hearing 2:24
11. doesn't mean that we aren't 2:08
12. being spoken to. 2:15
13. What was that? Leaves rustle 2:12
14. as if to say, You Forget. 2:03
15. We forgot. 2:23


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