ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW
| 1. On the Other Side of the Window mp3
2. Good Design
3. I'm Here (Secular Prayer #1)
4. How To (vocal & harmonica by Karen Mantler)
6. Tea Time (Secular Prayer #4)
7. Phantom Limb
8. Self Portrait
9. Out Here (vocal by Sport Murphy)
10. Seem the Same (Secular Prayer #5)
12. On the Other Side of the Window (instrumental)
rere 97 - CD 2003 - 59'53"
The new album features Garland singing and playing piano, acoustic and electric bass guitar, vibraphone,
acoustic and electric guitar, flutes, chord harmonica, analog synth, accordion, bowed psaltery, percussion, drums, Taliesen
quartzite, branches, and more. He created the sometimes elaborate arrangements, which include performances by violinist
Yayanos and trumpeter Ron Horton. Guest singers Karen Mantler and Sport Murphy also make special appearances, singing songs Garland wrote for them.
Garland says, "I'm sticking my neck out with this album. It's personal, and it's not safely conventional-but
it's not safely avant garde either. Since I was a kid I've been working out my own ways of exploring and innovating the
possibilities of song. My radio work obliges me to be aware of trends, but my own music is fad-free. Here I'm using mostly
acoustic instruments-real sounds, played by hand- and working with themes that connect and intertwine to create a varied
but tight-knit group of
"I had already recorded three albums of what I call 'control songs'-about that sense of control we all use to help
us function. For 'On the Other Side of the Window' the unifying theme is communication. These songs are
about our need for communication, but also our avoidance and manipulation of it."
"On the Other Side of the Window' is lovely, a great surprise-I recommend it. Don't think you know what it is until
you've heard it. It'll make you feel good, this I guarantee."