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Momentary Glance

by Lisa/Liza

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    High quality, 150g translucent blue vinyl LPs in extra heavyweight, full color photo jackets with original art by Kyle FIeld (of Little Wings) & a printed innersleeve with handwritten album lyrics. Package design by Jessica Jones. 6 tracks, 41 minutes.

    PLUS an 11x17 poster featuring Kyle Field's original album art

    & The Morning Light of When bonus tape, featuring a full color J-card, professionally dubbed cassette in an imprinted blue shell, clear Norelco case & download card. 4 tracks, 23 minutes.

    The Morning Light of When
    1. Still Waking (3:21)
    2. Wander Pt 2 (10:23)
    3. Lady Day Pt 2 (7:07)
    4. Bright Water (2:13)

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    300 copies in full color digipaks with original art by Kyle FIeld (of Little Wings). Package design by Jessica Jones. CD edition includes four bonus tracks from The Morning Light of When tape. 10 tracks, 64 minutes.

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about

"This record is about as beautiful as they come, each performance stretched out with dimly shimmering clarity and blissful patience."
– Dan Goldin, Post-Trash

Lisa/Liza is the recording project of Liza (pronounced Lisa) Victoria, a singer, songwriter & guitarist from Portland, Maine’s D.I.Y. folk scene. Momentary Glance is her second album for Orindal Records, following 2016’s home-recorded solo acoustic collection, Deserts of Youth.

Momentary Glance is Lisa/Liza’s first album of electric guitar recordings, half of which feature the recording debut of her live band (comprised of fellow Mainers Jonathan Downs, Devin Ivy & Pete Swegart). Momentary Glance was recorded & mixed by Efrim Manuel Menuck (of Godspeed! You Black Emperor & Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra) at his hotel2tango studio in Montreal, with the exception of the song “Tea Kettle,” which was recorded & mixed by Colby Nathan at New Fruit Collective in Portland, Maine.

The six songs that make up Momentary Glance are expansive & trance-like, slowly unfurling over the course of forty-two minutes. The deep, natural reverb of hotel2tango & added atmospherics of Liza’s band mates create immersive environs for her patient guitar work & uniquely vulnerable vocals. Liza’s dreamlike lyrics often return to themes of winter, animals, nature as a source of reflection and the unwritten letter.

Liza recalls:

“Momentary Glance was recorded in the very coldest part of winter. We were told by friends in Montreal that even with the heat all the way up the wind still got through enough cracks in the walls, that jackets were needed inside their homes. We would walk to the coffee shop with full face gear to keep the wind from freezing our faces. Jonathan wore ski-goggles, and we traded mismatched gloves around (“you can wear them for now, I'll wear them later”). I remember being concerned for my vocal chords getting too cold and keeping a scarf wrapped around my neck & warm beverages near. The album was recorded in just three days, much to the thanks of Efrim, who persevered in the sound room, kept our spirits light despite the chill. I was fully grieving while I recorded this album. My friends and band mates stayed by my side, they took the trash out of the Airb&b, they let me wake up at all hours of the night to cry, or to feel despair, and never suggested once that it was too much, always believing that we could create, that I could create, despite my state. And that’s what made this record. I am still in disbelief that it is here.

“This album was made in the most difficult time of my life to date, if the album represents anything for me, it is finding strength in showing up for your fears, because many days that’s all we can do. During the Fall of 2017, I experienced the loss of a friend due to suicide. I worked on this record in the hours that I had strength to be around people (all songs were previously written before this loss). When I first heard the final mixes, my first thought was that I wished this person could hear it, more than any other person. There is nothing I can say or make to express this heartbreak, but I knew I had to record this record then, just to keep myself playing music and moving forward, and I’m more than grateful for those who care to listen.”

credits

released November 30, 2018

All songs written by Liza Victoria

Jonathan Downs- guitar
Devin Ivy- Drums
Pete Swegart- lap steel, ambient noise, and tape loops
Liza Victoria- guitar and vocals

Recorded and engineered by Efrim Manuel Menuck at hotel2tango in Montreal, QC
except “Tea Kettle” recorded by Colby Nathan at New Fruit collective in Portland, ME

Mixed by Efrim Manuel Menuck
“Tea Kettle” mixed by Colby Nathan

Mastered by Matthew Barnhart

Cover art by Kyle Field
Designed by Jessica Jones

Extra thanks to Owen Ashworth, Efrim Menuck, Matthew Barnhart, New Fruit, Devin Ivy, Pete Swegart, Colby, Jonathan Downs, Nigel, Cora.

In memory of Malcolm & Tanner

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Track Name: Real Estate
It’s too late it's too soon
It's too hard a job
Catching gold from the steeple
Melted golden bars

Had me thinking like a preacher
I was a golden dreamer
I was afraid to be here light

You won't catch me cry
Across the screen
Let's go back to the movies
Watch the stars fall apart

Makes the road to no-place
Seem a lot less lost
And you seem a lot less lost

I bought a beach house
The lifeguard kicked me out
Said the waves are too great
Get out of town

So i went up to Candy Mountain
To figure some shit out
Read a book about
Real estate by the lake
Real estate by the lake
Track Name: The Matador Pt 2
Blue and Red the colored sheets
Were losing heat as time was stretched
I turned around to see the stars
It wasn't where the answers are

I like what i do though im told to dream
I’m telling you
Come listening
Come listen to you

I turned around to see the stars
It wasn't where the answers are

Way back in Spain i was 15
I had to see the Matador
Tunnel vision will win your bread
But everything was colored red

I turned around to see the stars
It wasn't where the answers are
Track Name: Little Bird
Hey Little bird sing little bird
Sing me a meadow

The clouds fill out and fold into
Our greeting cards
The meadows mud
We’ll wear as blush
Until rain falls

Hey little bird
Sing little bird
Bring me a meadow

I was always strapped for time the farmer’s daughter
So ask your dad if you can fly
Around the yard

Do you remember when
We saved those dogs from the cold winter’s hands
At first they was afraid of us,
But then they were grateful.

Hey little bird sing little bird
Bring me a meadow

Do you still hold the power of mind,
To walk along the power lines,
Thinking of the lines of love
That were once drawn
Thinking of the lines of love that were.

Been a long cold december
Too much time to remember
Can’t rewind like the chickadee
Can’t rewind like the honey bee
Can’t rewind anymore
Can’t rewind
So i’ll leave it to the maple tree and vine
To remind me now.
Track Name: True Detective
Shapes around the room
Rise and set
What leaves you wanting?
Roses and sand, blooming,
Haunted,
What leaves you wanting?

Sun surrounded by the sound, that setting.
Found a sense of doom in love,
Don’t pick it up, it’s just an exit.

And there’s one in every room.

You don’t have a clue what keeps me
Baited like a true detective,
Is coming home to you,
Keeps me weighted keeps me centered,
You don’t have a clue,
Keeps me baited like a true detective.
Track Name: Tea Kettle
You belong here,
I care,
Tuck your hair behind your ears
Shuffle the cards, things have been hard,
But that’s not your fault,
Things have been hard ,
But that’s not your card.

Sometimes at home,
Only at night, do i know the place,
Asking your friends,
Come have a drink for a single trace.

Sometimes at home,
Only at night do i know where i belong,
Come have a drink
For a single song.

Tea kettle on , and the rain asks the question,
Heartbreak can i study you a little longer,
Heartbreak can i study you some more.
Track Name: Black Pines
We saw 40 geese fly over frozen water
Like an artifact,
We saw three deer
And saw six eyes stare back,
Six lights in the black,
Lights in the black pines,
Lights in the black pines.

Lazy leaves in creeks were spotted,
Fallen from the sky above,
Autumn’s rust like sheets upon u
Fallen from wheels of god’s love
I thought we were tin men then,
But now i know we played at when,
Stayed up late and talked to wind.

We saw three deer,
And saw six eyes stare back,
Six lights in the black,
Lights in the black pines.

And if we were the desert,
We’d still watch the sky for water,
Watching a hawk pretend to be a friend,
I wished we could turn back time with a light that bends,
I wished we could spend our time,
With a circle and a rhyme and a candle burning light,
Lights in the black pines.

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