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ARTIST
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Cities and Girls
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CD

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MOABIT 017CD MOABIT 017CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/14/2008

Canadian spoken-word artist Myra Davies presents Cities and Girls, a fresh collection of witty stories. As with their Miasma trilogy, Davies' stories have been set to music by Gudrun Gut (Malaria!), as well as Beate Bartel (Liaisons Dangereuses) and the team of Danielle de Picciotto/Alexander Hacke (Einst├╝rzende Neubauten, Sprung Aus Den Wolken, M.D.K., Crime & The City Solution), who provide the musical accompaniment on two tracks. Berlin electronica is the warp in which Davies weaves reportage on global life in the early 21st century. Cities and Girls are prevalent themes. Even though she currently resides amidst The Rocky Mountains, Davies asserts that "the city is our social heart and creative core." She also addresses modern issues in girlhood, such as the tenuousness of abortion rights in the U.S., as well as those girls who have passed on before us: in fact, there are several dead people walking around in this album. The stories on Cities and Girls range widely in time and space. For the composers, the challenge was to find musical ideas that support specific story settings and also ground the track within the album as a whole.