Field Works
Cedars
Temporary Residence
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2021
LP
25.99
TRRLP351 / Includes Download Code
Full-color risograph booklet, spot-varnished sleeve
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Tracklist
1La'ali'
2Thak-Al-Yawm
3Badron Wa Qina
4Araha
5In'ikas
6Aylul
7Ar-Rahil
8Halaqah Azaliyyah
9The Sharp Smell Of Cedar
10Before We're Born
11The Scars Of Recent History
12In The Gloaming
13Drowning In A Sky Of Cotton
14Each Year
15In The Floodplain
16The Pasture

The mystifying 9th album in the Field Works series, Cedars combines cosmic Americana with Western ambient and Middle Eastern influences. Delicate layers of pedal steel, banjo, oud, and hurdy-gurdy float atop looping guitar drones to create a soothing, atmospheric chamber where folk and electronic music coalesce. Set to Arabic and English poetry, the song cycle examines some of Earth’s most iconic and ancient forests, revealing our complicated relationship with the natural world. For this special dual-language release, Field Works producer Stuart Hyatt has assembled a supergroup of musicians, poets, and artists. The album is narrated by Youmna Saba and H.C. McEntire. Instrumentalists include Marisa Anderson, Fadi Tabbal, Dena El Saffar, Danny Paul Grody, Bob Hoffnar, Tomás Lozano, Nathan Bowles, Alex Roldan, Youmna Saba, and Stuart Hyatt. Renowned illustrator María Medem brings poems by Todd Fleming Davis and Youmna Saba to life in the accompanying full-color Risograph comic book; and longtime Field Works collaborators PRINTtEXT design the packaging.