Emily Jane White – They Moved in Shadow All Together (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Emily Jane White – They Moved in Shadow All Together (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:48 minutes | 878 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital booklet | © Talitres

The title of Emily Jane White’s fifth album, They Moved in Shadow All Together, is a play on the opening line from Cormac McCarthy’s novel Outer Dark which hauntingly depicts a group of uncanny travellers descending a hill in the Appalachian mountains. White remembers being struck by the vision of the travellers’ collective movement – fragmented, yet whole – and felt its resonance with her burgeoning record and its thematic exploration of trauma. The 11 songs on They Moved in Shadow All Together focus conceptually upon the symptomatology of trauma, a pattern of experiences marked by a fragmentation of the self. These songs contend with the impact of trauma on individual and collective identity – the shattered pieces within the psyche left to cope after tragedy, and the dissociative co-habitance of belief and disbelief that results. White wrote “The Black Dove” in support of the anti-racist struggle against police violence. In “Womankind,” she mourns the continuing epidemic of violence against women, and the silences that suppress the truths of survivors. She studied classical singing while working on this album, which enabled her to broaden her vocal range. Throughout the recording process, she experimented extensively in the echo chamber at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco. She used the room as her instrument, wherein she gave herself permission to roam free, exploring every capability and constraint.


01. Frozen Garden
02. Pallid Eyes
03. Hands
04. Nightmares on Repeat
05. Rupturing
06. Moulding
07. The Ledge
08. The Black Dove
09. Antechamber
10. Womankind
11. Behind the Glass