Lucidia is the third album by Garland of Hours, a band led by cellist, keyboardist, and vocalist Amy Domingues, whose songwriting reveals influences as varied as 70s British folk-rock, medieval modality, and indie rock sensibility. With references to Renaissance ballads, and even a solo piece for the archaic viola da gamba, Lucidia reflects the fruition of Domingues' recent work in historical music performance of 16th-18th centuries as a graduate student at the Peabody Conservatory. Combined with the edgy punk aesthetic of her earlier band Telegraph Melts, and cameos on albums by Bob Mould, Fugazi, Ted Leo, and Jets to Brazil, Domingues' latest effort mixes ancient and modern influences to glorious effect. Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag) contributes guitar on several tracks.
Amy Domingues – cello, viola da gamba, vocals, tambourine
Stefan Bauschmid – drums
Mary Timony - guitar on 2, 3, 5
All songs recorded and engineered by TJ Lipple at Inner Ear Studios, Arlington VA in July 2010.
All songs mixed by Chad Clark at Silver Sonya.
Mastering by Charlie Pilzer at Airshow, Takoma Park.
1. Wive Me
3. An Arrow
5. Look Out, Cry Out
6. The Evidence
7. Harke, Harke
All songs by Amy Domingues, BMI © 2012
Except “Harke, Harke” by Tobias Hume and
“The Evidence” by Lungfish, used with permission.
2012 Noble Task Records