Songs of Sonoma Mountain

Songs of Sonoma Mountain by ISMAY
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For fans of:Leonard Cohen, Laura Marling, Aldous Harding, Mandolin Orange
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  1. A Song in Praise of Sonoma Mountain
  2. The Stones
  3. The 100 Mile View from Virginia City
  4. When I Was Younger I Cried
  5. The Bird in the Shed
  6. In the Hospital Room
  7. Sonoma Mountain Theme
  8. On Leaving Sonoma Mountain
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Five years spent working and living on the family ranch informs Ismay’s debut full-length record, Songs of Sonoma Mountain. This album was recorded in a 100-year-old sheep barn at the ranch, seeking to immerse the listener in the world of Sonoma Mountain, and to evoke the sense that we aren’t as separate from nature as we may think. Songs of Sonoma Mountain features live vulnerable performances that bring out the character of the space. These songs tell stories from the perspective of the mountain, the animals upon it, and Ismay themself to examine gender identity, loss, and a search for belonging. The record interweaves field recordings with intricate songwriting and experimental production. Ismay has also compiled a series of narrative documentary stories about Sonoma Mountain to accompany the record, to debut as a podcast entitled Where the World Begins in March 2020.


Co-produced by Robert Cheek (Engineer: Band of Horses, Chelsea Wolfe) and Avery Hellman.

For fans of:Leonard Cohen, Laura Marling, Aldous Harding, Mandolin Orange
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