"Partially Domesticated Amazon" is a concept album about the observations, musings and struggles of a woman who feels out of place
both in her personal life and in her culture. Newly emigrated from the
remote, idyllic setting of her Amazonian home, the partially
domesticated Amazon finds adjusting to the modern world deeply
challenging. She uses music as therapy and as a way to document and make
sense of the chaos of life. She is both strong and sensitive,
sometimes overwhelmed by the inequities she sees and experiences in the
world. She wants to be loved and accepted but is determined to honor her
unique point of view and not be marginalized, minimized or
“Barbie-fied.” She rejects the notion of strict gender roles and
encourages others to find their unique voice and hold their own in a
world full of plastic, homogenized stereotypes.
Domesticated Amazon: Exposed!" is the 1st in a series of 3 records
entitled "Aural Elixir Three Ways." This series explores three different
approaches to making an album from the same studio sessions. This first
version is a live trio, 3 real time performances with no overdubs or
other types of extreme electronic manipulation. With this CD, we pay
homage to our musical ancestors. The few who were blessed with the
opportunity to record their music did not have the luxuries afforded us
by modern technology. They all gathered in one room and recorded their
songs into one microphone, no computers, no special effects, no
Auto-Tune, only people making music together in the same space and time.
Domesticated Amazon:Exposed!" shows our humanity, our creativity, our
strengths, our flaws, our individuality, our improvised synergistic
convergences and captures the real moments involved in the mystical
process of making music.
Want More? Please visit the Aural Elixir website or social pages on Facebook & Twitter.
Thanks for listening. Smile, you are loved!
released 20 April 2013
live in New Orleans with Jesse Maclaine-piano/vocals, Andrew
Wolf-upright bass & Johnny Vidacovich-drums, engineer-Tim Stambaugh
at Word Of Mouth Studios, March 15 & 16, 2011. All songs composed by
Jesse Maclaine. No edits or over dubs, all is "exposed."
Domesticated Amazon; Exposed!" was: Mixed by Tim Stambaugh, Mastered by
David Glasser, Airshow Mastering & Produced by Aural Elixir.
Graphic design by Jes Coolbaugh. CD Art kindly provided by Felicia Olin,
please visit her online gallery, her work is pure genius.
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