You can now order STITSR’s seventh full length record “Beasts in the Garden” through the UK’s alt.vinyl – record shop and label’s website here, limited edition (250 copies) album pressed on 180gm green vinyl that includes heavy card printed insert!
“Beasts in the Garden is the seventh full length record by Midwest visionaries Spires That In The Sunset Rise. Since 2010, STITSR have operated primarily as a duo consisting of long time members Kathleen Baird and Taralie Peterson. After releasing two lush, string based albums Ancient Patience Wills It Again Part 1 and 2 in 2012 and 2013, STITSR have returned with a definitively new direction inspired greatly by two years of exploring improvisation with members of the free jazz/improv community in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison. Inspired to dig out their old high school instruments buried deep in the closet, Beasts in the Garden consists primarily of Taralie Peterson on alto saxophone and Kathleen Baird on flute…”
‘Mirror Cave’ is a conceptual album in 8 movements based on Italo Calvino’s short story ‘Sword of the Sun’ interspersed with excerpts from Shinkichi Takahashi’s ‘After-Images: Zen Poems.’ Recorded in Spring of 2013, STITSR later connected with Providence based artist Erik Ruin on a colorful 28-page offset printed booklet. Cassette / Book now available via Perfect Wave. Digital on Bandcamp.
Ancient Patience Wills It Again Part 1 and 2 are now available as separate LP releases.
Available in the US at record stores, Hairy Spider Legs, or at our upcoming shows. Distro at Carrot Top/Saki. In Europe, available from record stores, Norman Records and Shiny Beast. Distro at Clear Spot.