WHAT THE COVER LOOKS LIKE:
WHAT THE RELEASE NOTES SAY:
a collection of songs written over the course of five years, as an incidental meditation on grief, heartbreak, and the roles we all play in the world we inhabit and the worlds we hope to build.
this album is dedicated to all those showing up to do the difficult work of being human, even and especially when that work means having to face the big fears and the big hurts; to all of the wounded places where a lack of presence and care has led to cycles of trauma; to the mysterious forces of dream and beauty that keep us pushing forward and striving toward the light; and to my ancestors, some of whom are pictured on the cover of this album, as they prepared to leave their homeland in Marmara, Turkey at the onset of genocide, and whose gifts traveled magically through space and time into my own body.
the woman on the far right of the photo holding a bouzouki (a traditional Mediterranean folk instrument) is my proyiayia, my great-grandmother, Anthoula Basil.
all songs written, performed, recorded and mixed by Dana Anastasia in Snoqualmie, WA.
album art by Dana Anastasia
mastered by Camelia Jade Lazenby in Chimacum, WA.
special thanks to all of my Patreon donors and everyone else who contributed mightily to make this project possible... Robert S. Field, William Stone, Caldon Glover, Jac Amari, Anthea Karanasos, Ruairi O'Cumascaigh, Alex Eisenberg, Sarah Wheatley, Damian Cade, Bryan Noyes, and everyone else who's offered encouragement and support to me over the years. I truly couldn't have done this without you <3
OUR MISSION STATEMENT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS
Lazy Days, Hazy Moments & Dancing to a Slower Groove