Unlike most female singers today, Carla Lother easily mixes pop, traditional folk, New Age and classical music into songs that will caress your senses. On Ephemera, she infuses the poetry of William Butler Yeats ("Ephemera," "The Song of Wandering Aengus" and "Sweet Dancer") with her own modern melodies, and turns her own compositions like "The Lake" into cinematic vignettes. Carla's magnificent voice is accompanied by acoustic piano and guitar, modern percussion, lush synthesizers and a string quartet.
Main Artists Carla Lother
John Arrucci, percussion
Diane Garisto, vocal harmony
Joel Goodman, synthesizer
Josh Gordon, cello
Joyce Hammann, violin
Ned Mann, bass
Melissa Meel, cello
Claudio Ragazzi, guitar
Dan Rosengard, piano
Marlon Saunders, vocal harmony
Laura Seaton, violin
Brian Taylor, flute
Producer David Chesky, Joel Goodman
Executive Producer Norman Chesky
Co-Producer Steve Guttenberg, Lisa Hershfield, Catherine Kernen
Engineer Sandy Palmer Grassi, Nicholas Prout
Assistant Engineer Rick Eckerle
Editing Engineer Nicholas Prout
Mastering Engineer Nicholas Prout
Recorded November 16-19, 1998.
This album was made with the purest audio path, using the very best microphones, mic preamps, analog-to-digital converters, recorders, and cables with careful attention to detail to produce the most transparent and natural sound available today.
Genre: new age
Photography by Janette Beckman.
Reviews"...Perhaps the most ear-catching recording on this album is Carla Lother's "The Lake". A distant solo piano starts the track, and immediately gave me goosebumps. Her voice enters similarly distantly, and it's stunning¦¦.." - Audio Revolution