“Sapphire” by Marya Stark is a ten-song concept album that tells the story of the intimate journey to thaw the frozen heart.
Marya Stark is a carrier of myth, magic, and medicine songs. She combines folklore, looping, orchestral arrangements and a classically trained voice, crafting healing stories for the current times. In “Sapphire”, Stark collaborates with producer and composer Joshua Penman of Akara to create a mystical, lush, and enveloping sound.
Stark’s tight choral harmonies against Penman’s warm and detailed backdrop of real chamber strings, world instruments, acoustic guitar, analog synths, digital production, found sounds, world percussion, and drums creates a mythological frequency that opens the heart
Penman’s arrangements of Stark’s songs (two of them co-composed) weaves themes of Mystical Love, Ecstatic Grief, Glacier Melt, and the Return of Divine Feminine Wisdom into a beautiful story arch.
I CHASED A SAPPHIRE
FROM CRYSTALLINE VISIONS
TO GLACIER GRAIL HOLDINGS
THAWING A MEMORY
BETWEEN THE NOTES
OF A DREAM IM STILL
For more information and music samples, visit marya-stark.com