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MP3 Marina Lazzara - Wind On The Firecracker Of The Building Next Door, the songs

The songs on Wind... attempt to re-envision the symbolic plasticity of the pop-folk ballad and to dig into the spontaneous expression of song as nature. Noise folk... where the "experimental" meets the "song".

17 MP3 Songs
POP: California Pop, ROCK: Folk Rock



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The songs on Wind... attempt to re-envision the symbolic plasticity of the pop-folk ballad and to dig into the spontaneous expression of song as nature. Noise folk... where the "experimental" meets the "song". Individually, they are exercises in the reestablishing of personal ideals about love, ancestry and politics. These songs are emotions. These songs are my blues.

Marina Lazzara was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania where the Lehigh River falls into the Delaware. Her appreciation for music began at a young age when her mother encouraged her and her sisters to sing in bed before falling to sleep. A San Francisco based poet-musician, she graduated from New College of California where she received a Masters of Arts in Poetics and wrote an expressionistic thesis entitled The Ear is the Last Face: the Epistolary-Poems of Emily Dickinson. She has published in various small press magazines as well as a book of poems entitled The Backdrop Line. At the turn of the 21st century, she was a member of the rotating indie-rock trio, Blue Gum Art. Besides ambitious endeavors toward a life of creativity, selfish social activism to enhance the urban imagination, and endless schemes to dodge student loan payments, Marina''s current musical projects include singing backup for the gypsy rock band, Liesl''s Wet Dress as well as writes, plays guitar and sings for the electric-folk band, Poetiks, currently playing the Frisco scene and working towards a full-length collection of songs about war, senseless fortune, dirty dishes and really heavy thoughts.

Wind On The Firecracker Of The Building Next Door is Marina''s first solo collection of songs. Soon to be published is its companion book of poems that shares the same name. Wind... was inspired by the breakup of a ten-year obsession with love when Marina was left saddened, maddened and completely alone with the hollowness of an unexpected fate. At almost the same time, large planes flew into tall buildings and the roar of corporate America lifted the veil from off its writhing grin.

Wind On the Firecracker Of The Building Next Door, the songs was recorded in Ernesto Diaz- Infante & Marjorie Sturm''s living room with Ernesto at the four-track sculpting silently under headphones like a Buddhist welder. Marjorie edited films in the next room incubating the baby piper. Recorded in an afternoon, half of the compositions were preconceived while others were on-the-spot brain splurts inspired by glimpses of words, phrases and mediocre doodles in Marina''s journal. Ernesto Diaz-Infante welds them together with sonic interludes. Lance Grabmiller mixes them with caramel ease.

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