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released March 20, 2020

* Tracks 1 - 5: Music by Biddy Connor, Lyrics by Maria Zajkowski
* Tracks 6,7: Music and Lyrics by The Orbweavers, String Arrangements by Biddy Connor

Strings and Vocals Recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Recording Studio
Marita's Vocals recorded by The Orbweavers at Waterway Studio
Mixed by Jed Palmer
Mastered by Casey Rice

Artwork by Rowena Crowe

Vocals - Marita Dyson
Violin & Vocals - Steph O'Hara
Violin & Vocals - Lizzy Welsh
Viola & Vocals - Biddy Connor
Cello & Vocals - Zoë Barry


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The Letter String Quartet is an innovative and captivating ensemble who push the sonic possibilities of the string quartet into new realms. TLSQ are multi-instrumentalists, composers and sound designers who all play, sing and compose for the ensemble - a rare combination. TLSQ create music that shimmers with complexity, depth and great beauty. ... more

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Track Name: Days of Thought
Days of thought
I understand
absence and constance

To navigate expectation’s plan

I understand
I understand
I understand
I understand

Love lights loss
days come back
the gift exactly
whatever we are
wherever I am in that

I understand
I understand
I understand
I understand

I resist the broken moon
to elevate my labour
and wash my tears
in the cross of paths

I resist
I resist
I resist
I resist
Track Name: All The Stories
All The Stories
Lyrics by Maria Zajkowski

I have seen it
past the evening
star and in the morning rose

Symmetry in
half of Eden
wings above the flowers grown

Rising early
without leading
sunlight days, the river shone

I have seen it
rising early
I have seen it
rising early

Touch the sweeter
air of water
always what we can't replace

In the rock I
hide my essence
for the futures sown astray

Stretch my hand in
to the grass and

watch myself just fly away

I hear clearly

all the stories

of the leaves

that fall alone
Track Name: Momento Mori
Words & Music: Marita Dyson, Stuart Flanagan

Momento Mori
My silken dresses are made of coffins:
You never had a future,
Plunged into boiling water,

Mulberry, momento mori

The message is within you,
White and crimson berries are bleeding on my fingers.

Growing your white wings,
Though you will never fly,
Sleep soundly under branches,
For it is not your intention
To soon die.

A felted capsule,
A strength unrivalled,
A sheen with magic lustre;
A hope you cast in circles.

I used to value all those worldly dresses,
But now the only feeling,
Is the texture of a deathbed.

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