Lost In The Trees - A CHurch That Fits Our Needs CD
A Church That Fits Our Needs, is a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral built on loss and transformation.
In the summer of 2009 Ari Picker lost his mother, an artist in her own right, when she took her own life. Picker set about transforming the events into a musical tribute, composing and writing with his mother’s picture above his desk: the same picture that now graces the album’s cover. “I wanted to give her a space, in the music, to be, and to become all the things she didn’t get a chance to be when she was alive,” Picker says.
As on All Alone In An Empty House, Picker has once again surrounded himself with musicians who bring his vision to life with verve and sensitivity. A special contribution comes in the vocals of Emma Nadeau, whose soaring wordless melodies counter Picker’s ecstatic vocals throughout. Recorded and produced by Picker in North Carolina, the album was mixed by the legendary Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck), bringing out the lush tones of the orchestrations in their full grandeur.
1. Moment One
2. Neither Here Nor There
4. Golden Eyelids
5. Icy River
6. Tall Ceilings
7. Moment Two
8. This Dead Bird Is Beautiful
10. Villain (I’ll Stick Around)
11. An Artist’s Song