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To the Bone

by Terami Hirsch

Introvert with a microphone.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Pet
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2. Raising the Dead
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3:41 album only
3. Paperweight
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2:58 album only
4. Stained
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5:54 album only
5. The Breathing
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3:37 album only
6. Sideline Junkies
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7. Boxes
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3:56 album only
8. The River
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9. Fire
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10. Everybody (inside This Skin)
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11. Falling
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12. Until You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
To the Bone is introspective and passionate, with stories warmed by Terami's earnest voice and powerful piano chops.

Imagine Tori Amos and David Gray collaborating on an album of sensitive, dark songs. Would they write about the decay of relationships and the insecurity of expression? Yes, they probably would. With great humor and heart, Terami tackles these subjects and adds her odd, expressive voice to the mix.

If you're looking to escape into a world of spirited, lush melodies and stories, you'll easily get lost in this collection of music. These 12 songs express a depth and sophistication that will leave you looking for a corner in your heart that they did not touch.

There's a trend towards insightful, meaningful singer/songwriters right now, but To the Bone offers a timeless and honest approach to song craft. In addition to rich and catchy piano melodies, the album features a skilled and delicate techno backdrop - a captivating addition that gives the music a pulse and some haunting ambience.

The deep pool of sound created for To the Bone is met head-on with Terami's unique voice, an unhinged instrument that breaks and croons in the same breath.

Following in the footsteps of songwriting luminaries such as Tori Amos, Terami's third self-produced release, To the Bone, is a compassionate and captivating polaroid of an emotional landscape.


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Eric

Keeps getting better and better
The evolution of an artist is something that I sometimes tend to grow wary of and bored with kind of easily only because sometimes it seems like artists lately tend to take the easy way out of making a cd. It's no longer about the songs, it's about marketing. ANYWAY...this is not the case with Terami Hirsch. Every step she takes is something intensly powerful. I've had the opportunity of hearing her first cd which was such a breath of fresh air from what I'd been listening to around that time...
Now we have her second cd "To the Bone" and we have Terami treading new ground but still keeping a solid base on what she delivered with "All Girl Band". Terami isn't pretending to be what she isn't, she isn't hiding behind these "techno-ish" beats, she's letting them enhance her songs. The song writing is what gives this album the final punch it needs to be a near masterpiece. It's hard to pinpoint a peak in this recording because from the very beginning it grabs you and never lets go. "The Breathing" is something everyone should experience. I look forward to experiencing everything Terami wishes to give to us in the future...

for now, we have "To the Bone" and that could keep me in bliss for years.

Alli of Turning Out Rivers

smitten!
Terami's second album is decidedly different from her first studio release, All Girl Band. And for good reason -- part of Terami's goal for this CD was to achieve a different level of storytelling, inventing characters and relationships. An early concept for the album was seeing the world through herself as a ghost; it is still seen in songs like "Stained" ("on the chair is a stain that I left there, it remains unseen by you") and "Raising the Dead" ("you think you see an idea of life inside her, but buried deep she sleeps"). However, this concept was abandoned and so other emotions and situations are allowed to be fleshed out.

There is introspection on the album ("Boxes," "Everybody [Inside This Skin]"), but not to the degree of AGB; it instead proves to be mainly a relationship album. "Fire" is a relationship burning to the ground, leaving smoldering passion after the betrayal ("I will always hold this heat for you"). "The Breathing" explores a smothering relationship, and the escape ("a good girl knows her place, keeps her head low underwater... I know the sign of a good time, I know because it hurts, now I want to get out of here"). We are gratefully given snippets of a happy relationship that nevertheless requires room to breathe in "Until You" ("how little I believed, until now, until you... so give me air and I'll be fine"). It's clear that the idea of one's life being altered and affected by the close presence of another has in fact deeply affected the songs.

The album also shows Terami's movement in a different direction musically. The songs rely more on percussion and synthetic beats (care of Kevin Benson) than in her previous releases, and these elements create a different sort of feeling. No longer are we peeking into Terami's bedroom door, peering into her diary. This is not such a raw production. That doesn't discount her previous style, but it certainly adds a new level of depth and emotion. Terami is able to tap into darker themes such as co-dependency and betrayal, and yet also give the highs in relationships equal validity. Overall, the album is excellent, and the collaboration between Terami and Kevin to weave new musical paths is both exciting and inspiring.

Bogja

Veautifully arranged cd.
12 soothingly beautiful songs. Beautiful "orchestration". Interesting lyrics.
Like balsam for my soul (a norwegian saying).
Too bad I havent discovered her before now.
Grows every time I listen to this cd.
I want more.

pepper/inky midnight music

a must have for 2002
So who's the ugly girl? The only thing that you see and hear from a Terami performance such as this is beauty. This weaves and moves and gets behind you, and inside your head. This is NOT background music. You should take advantage of this holiday promotion and get copies for yourself and your friends with musical taste---it's worth at least 3 times what it's going for right now, and it won't leave your discman for months.

Bloodlossgirl, gothling.com

Things invisible to see
I first heard Terami Hirsch's song "Stained" on mp3.com, and I knew I had to have more. I've listened to this CD many, many times already in the few weeks that I have owned it. "Stained" is a favorite, as is the playful "Pet" and the soulful and melancholy "Fire". Terami's songs are wry and beautiful, tender and delicate, with dark undercurrents that are not always easy to look at. This album shows remarkable emotional depth and musical integrity. I am very much looking forward to another full-length album.

Anthony

Nice but more piano would be better
The cd To the bone is a really nice cd ... i listened to pet (live version) first before i ordered this cd. In the live version the piano sounds much better then on the cd ... that's a shame in my opinion. But the songs on this cd are nice and refreshing ... something different ...

Alex

powerful yet soothing lyrics, fierce yet tender melodies: amazing stuff
Terami's "To The Bone" (TTB) is another intimate trip in the soul of the person, the artist, and the introvert. Lyrically the album is an inspiring painting of the feelings many of us may elequently scream inside our minds but often find it difficult to articulate to even our closest loved ones. "an introvert with a microphone", terami's wonderfully clever self description is quite fitting. Each song explores with earnestness the spectrum of emotions we all feel in many situations whether we be the speaker or the listener, the thinker or the watcher, the strong or the weak. The lyrical focus lies in self introspection but includes the many facets of being a member of other peoples lives.

This album Equally shines as a passionately harmonious compilation of soothing melodies. Unlike her previous full length album "All Girl Band", TTB has a more prevelant use of percussion and ambiance that, at first glance, may remind one of techno/electronica. However, the heart of the music produces musical combinations you'd be hard pressed to find in any techno album. Most, if not all the songs are primarily piano driven. Even more importantly, Terami's vocals bring each track together and the mixing of all the new and different sounds (the work of Kevin Benson) complete the package and create a wonderfully composed album.

Each song has its own feel. Each track means something a little different to me and it is the wonderful combination of thought provoking lyircs and emotional melody that keep this album in my stereo more often than not.

scarletrunner

captivating melodies that take you higher
To the Bone is a wonderful cd. It reminds me of lots of different artists like Lennon and Sarah McLachlan. I would recommend this cd to anyone who appreciates profound lyrics completed by haunting melodies. When I first heard a clip of "Staind" I knew this cd would have to be mine! Give it a listen and become inspired!!!!!!

anna maria

Terami Hirsch makes passionate music.
Terami's second cd improves on the already great first one. She makes passionate music and sings like a goddess.
Fans of piano based music needs this one.

s--A Terami Hirsch Fan

Pure Heaven!
With the words of a poet, and the voice of an angel-you'll believe you're in heaven, while under the spell of To the Bone. The CD opens with the playful & sexy "Pet," and you are forever captivated by Terami's unique charm. Her voice continues to soothe the soul, and calm the spirit- throughout this collection of emotional, introspective, and enchanting songs. Passion, Inspiration & Pure Heaven!
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