Cries and Whispers

Austin Music Minute

Cries and Whispers

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014

Erin Ivey unfolds another story on her latest album, Whisper of the Moon. It gingerly takes you tiptoeing through a winding and elaborate garden late at night. There’s no denying that there’s beauty. There’s a romantic vibe in the air. But there’s also something heartbreaking…even a little unsettling. It’s dark out, after all. What exactly is one expecting to find out there after nightfall? You might dare to call out, but are you expecting a response? Or can you handle no answer at all?

The release of Whisper of the Moon is a very special affair for Ivey. The album, featuring the Tosca String Quartet, is paired with a DVD containing videos of actual studio performances of each track, recorded at AM Stereophonic and filmed by Digital Shakedown. The entire package, right down to the exquisite album art by Austin-based artist Graham Francoise, was designed to convey an intimacy, certain devastating and vulnerable moments that Ivey captures in a collection of original lullabies and what she’s described as “lightly-dark fairy tales.”

Join Erin Ivey and the Tosca Strings for an album release show tonight at The Belmont, 305 W. 6th St. Mixer Rogers will be on hand for DJ sets. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music begins at 8 p.m. Very recommended.