Philadelphia harpist, Mary Lattimore is readying the release of her new EP At The Dam on March 4th via Ghostly International. Lattimore started learning the harp at age 11. “The harp is an instrument that reveals more mystery and potential the more you get to know it,” she explains. “You’re sort of hugging it when you play it, so it’s very intimate and personal. The vibrations are right there up close to your heart, physically.”
The talented musician has performed and recorded with Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten and more, and in 2014, she collaborated with producer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Zeigler on “Slant Of Light”.
Her new album titled At the Dam was recorded at various locations during a road trip across America; one such place was the beautiful setting of the Joshua Tree. “I would wheel the harp out on to the porch of my friend Chiara’s little house, and I had the whole desert around me. It felt like a residency on another planet.”
The album title comes from a Joan Didion essay about the Hoover Dam: “it’s enchanting, grandiose practicality, how it will keep operating in its own solitude, even when humans aren’t around,” she says.
Click the player below and listen to “Jimmy V” a track that will compel you to press repeat.
01. Otis Walks Into The Woods
02. Jimmy V
03. The Quiet at Night
04. Jaxine Drive
05. Ferris Wheel, Januar