Last month we chose a song of Black Tape for a Blue Girl, the band of Sam Rosenthal, founder of Projekt Records. This month we bring you a song of Mirabilis, another of the groups linked to this label.
The word ‘mirabilis’ is Latin for wonderful, miraculous, or unusual. No wonder why this is the chosen name for the neo-classical/ethereal project of Dru Allen (This Ascension, Mercury’s Antennae) and Summer Bowman (the Machine in the Garden), as they have spent thirteen years creating beautiful, vocal-centered original compositions alongside reinterpreted pieces ranging from medieval to pop music.
‘The City’ is a mesmerizing song from one of their most diverse works to date, ‘Here and the Hereafter’. With roots as diverse as Bulgaria, India and Japan, this album goes beyond genres from cinematic, orchestral pieces to traditional folk and chant to spoken word.
In their own words:
The words ‘here and the hereafter’ suggest that presence which resides in us now and our enduring and profound connection to the creative force of life. ‘Here and the Hereafter’ embodies the search inward of one’s own spirit and outward into the unknown.
Lean back, turn up the volume and undertake a true initiation voyage of self discovery. Cultivate your singularity.
The video of ‘The City’ by Mirabilis
Video credits of the official video for ‘The City’:
- Song composed and performed by Mirabilis: Summer Bowman and Dru Allen.
- Engineered by Summer Bowman.
- Mixed by Pete Murray.
- Additional programming by Pete Murray.
- Video by Summer Bowman and Roger Fracé.
For further info: www.mirabilismusic.com