Martha Reich | In To Trees

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In To Trees

by Martha Reich

" She listens to the world through her music, and the world so needs a " translator " these days. Thank you thank you so much for giving your achingly beautiful words and voice to our world "...Nina Hart, Poet & Musician.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Promises
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2. Walking In The Dark
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3. I'm Not Afraid
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4. Buddha Blue (Feat. Gregg Braden)
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5. To The Moon
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6. Heart Waves
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7. Moon River
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8. Little Wings
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9. Perfectly Lost (Feat. Larry Mitchell)
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10. Elements
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11. Gravity
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12. Looking Up
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13. Blue Print (Feat. Larry Mitchell)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
" Whether you listen in a room filled with people, or alone in the privacy of your home, each song feels as though she's written it just for you--to tell you something important about life ".
... Gregg Braden, New York Times best selling author

" In to Trees ", is Martha's third full length release. These songs demonstrate the undeniable relationship between nature and all things, that is beautiful and poetic. Cellist Michael Kott returns from her previous album " Evidence of Life ", to grace these thirteen songs. His playing is breathtaking along with Martha's beautiful voice, guitar and keyboards.
Grammy award winning Producer, Larry Mitchell co-produced this CD along with Martha.
Larry also plays his amazing guitar on two of the tracks! Gregg Braden makes a haunting contribution to " Buddha Blue ", with his Native Flute and Guitar, and Josh Martin adds sparkle and grounded touches with his Mandolin and Bass Guitar.

Martha veers from her Ballads with an experimental instrumental piece, using a dramatic upbeat tempo combining keyboard and violin, in " Heart waves ". And she performs a rendition of " Moon River ", not to be missed.

Trees are bridges.
They originate below the surface and unfold into the sky, beholding the sun, the clouds and the stars.
It is my hope that the songs of " In to trees " will carry you along those bridges.



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Katharine Menton

truly truly beautiful...
" every song has it's own unique beautiful world ", deeply touched by it's experience.

pdgitar

Into Trees
Martha captures time and space in each moment and transform it into songs like only a knowing one can, and your voice is so clear and naturally suited to your music that it pleases not only the ear but the soul...

Christopher Anderson

Victory Music Review of " In to trees "
A lone guitar and cello atmospherically open up the new offering from singer songwriter Martha Reich out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Then Reich unfolds images wrapped in care to a wonderful instrumentation perfectly placed to allow her lyrics to take shape and give meaning.  Reich co-produced with Larry Mitchell as well as climbing behind the console to engineer several tracks in this ambitious project born at two studios.  She writes, sings, produces, engineers, plays guitars-acoustic & electric, also plays keyboards and tends to violin textures.  She is well supported by Gregg Braden on acoustic guitar who also adds a Native Red Cedar flute and is also accompanied by Michael Kott on viola and cello.  Josh Martin holds some of the tunes down on bass, but also adds a sweet mandolin to the work as producer Mitchell assists on acoustic and electric guitars.

Reich’s appeal comes through her vocals and lyrics, she seems to be a writer talking to us all about this life we are in, but I have the feeling she is also talking to herself in soft reassuring question that welcomes thought and rest.  Rest from the weariness of life, of the fears that living life and accepting chance and choices always brings.  As a writer I have fallen for the images and the quiet musical landscape that supports Martha’s vocal, which invite one in to explore with her feelings.
It would be diminishing to listen and reminisce, searching memory banks of other female artists that certainly have influenced this artist, but that seems like way too much work behind her melodic and textured tapestry of lyrics and music.  What I find myself drifting off to, more than her well-crafted words and images, is the feel Reich employs in the music to support the story. Arrangements are rafted in flowing lush ideas that illuminate her realities, her dreams, her life. The sparse musical accompaniment is devised to assist her art/vision and become the form Reich employs, defines someone who knows where they want to take their audience.
“Buddha Blue” as, “To The Moon”, effortlessly unfolds in warmth, melody and heart.  Ms. Reich truly hits her stride on the standard, “Moon River”.  The treatments of this tune are a once in a lifetime ability to interrupt another’s classically crafted song and make it your own.  Many singer/songwriters in my opinion miss the obvious mark with this skill in being an entertainer or communicator.  Reich has made the tune her own, never beckoning to the declared; she re-thinks the feeling, and the lyric, certainly the arrangement that most will attempt to compare the tune to.  But, they will fall short, it’s no longer a Mercer/Mancini composition, Reich has made it her own, allowing us to find the pathos with her that she’s found.  Reich is perfect on this work, but that will have to do.  She had a vision, followed it through and left us with the gift.  If you’re into a good read, have a listen, drink the chapters in and tell someone that you know would love it.  A really good read has to be shared.
[Christopher Anderson]