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Ghost Forests

by Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore

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neu-mann An ethereal combination of harp, electric guitar, and near-subliminal vocals, sounding not unlike a lucid dream only dimly recalled after awakening. Favorite track: Damaged Sunset.
Joe Borreson
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Joe Borreson Mary Lattimore is a longtime favorite of mine. Her harp playing is often tagged as 'ambient' because it's enhanced by subtle delay and looping experimental treatments and is almost always instrumental, but here it finely is garnished with Meg Baird's achingly wondrous voice, and it is a perfect pairing. There is magical fairy dust in this record I'm pretty certain. Enter the Ghost Forest and be prepared to be enchanted. Favorite track: In Cedars.
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Nick Sweeney It is the best of collisions. Favorite track: Painter of Tygers.
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    "Ghost Forests" is the first full collaborative album from Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore. It was recorded in January 2018 in Los Angeles with Thom Monaghan. It will be pressed on 140 gram coke bottle clear vinyl by Record Industry and housed within a full color gatefold jacket bearing photographs of sculptures by Jeff Root. It was mastered by Patrick Klem. This oxidized transparent green version releases on March 18, 2022.

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    "Ghost Forests" is the first full collaborative album from Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore. It was recorded in January 2018 in Los Angeles with Thom Monaghan. It will be packaged within a jewel case including artwork by Jeff Root and a 4 panel insert. It was mastered by Patrick Klem. "Ghost Forests" will be released on November 9, 2018.

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Along the green water The soldier sang spring moons away And the soldier had a brother who ran And he’s calling out for blossoms Blame the way the sky looked when those planes fell down the ground the nines, by tens... There is beginning and another, again and again We won't rest here by the hour Only weightless when you let them So measure, measure on And feel the way I thought of you tonight From so many miles away Across time and reach of the engines and the furies, Sunset damage by the mouthful The others hardly heard them They kept traveling in circles and drifted back in to seven notches above "The top of the world" you called it Set the towers on fire Just to feel the space beyond You won't rest again here Burn up the hours, collect them by the pound And you won't know how it goes down And we won't know how it goes down Falling back to water
In Cedars 06:52
Light down, light down They won't know Softly, so softly Safety Wrapped up in cedars Rings all around Blankets and boundless In snowfall you'll go Oh take me
Blue Burning 01:56
Your name is like a secret If you whisper just close enough If you dream of a radio, You'll be over all the time It’s alright If you finally see land Please don't cry out it’s alright Oh, Painter of Tygers You told her that you can't keep me here Your name is like a messenger Remembered from the distance On the east side of the Feather Banks I felt the Pacific try to turn me upside down Windows and Everclear In pieces upon the ground In lovely pens The soul winds down to a voice that’s just hanging around Bell ringing and alphabets And songs you'd think you recognize Felt so suspicious When coming from all sides The treetops are out of here! I can't remember if they shone at night Underground Where the mannequins turned off all the lights Oh Painter of Tygers, you can't keep me here
Fair Annie 08:18


Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore’s collective work—as solo artists, band members, and collaborators—could fill a small record collection. Despite this productivity, these two long-time friends have never recorded an entire album focused exclusively on their unique talents. "Ghost Forests" mysteriously, thrillingly fills that void.

Independently, Baird and Lattimore have each cultivated highly individual and idiosyncratic tools of expression. Baird’s timeless and soaring voice, guitar, and drums have underpinned pastoral and folk rock explorations as a soloist and in band settings with Espers and Heron Oblivion. Lattimore’s albums of enigmatic, spectral experimental harp sounds move and unfold like films and nature itself. The list of artists that have called upon their voices, talents, and visions to enrich their own work is expansive—a virtual pocket encyclopedia of contemporary indie and experimental musicians.

Over the course of "Ghost Forests"’ six collaborative compositions we hear deeply sympathetic conversations between the two artists. With access to a deep pool of shared influences, these two friends assembled a collection of sounds conjured from harp, guitar (both acoustic and electric), synths, the human voice, and a shared poetic language. Baird and Lattimore’s subjects range from the sound of light on water, seismic geopolitical anxiety, the smog-exploded sunsets of Don Dudley’s paintings, and vertigo from their respective relocations to San Francisco and Los Angeles from their once-shared home in Philadelphia.

The synthesis of their vision welcomes listeners who might have been familiar with only one of the performer’s solo oeuvres. It also speaks to long-time fans both artists who have long wondered what this dream collaboration might yield.

Steve Gunn has long known Baird and Lattimore and worked with both on his own albums. He says “Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore are two musicians that I greatly admire. 'Ghost Forests' is an ace meld of their abilities; Meg’s guitar and voice, and Mary’s harp lead each other (and us) into further regions of the strata. With each song you can hear this remarkable kinship. I’m thankful for this soundtrack.”

"Ghost Forests"’ musical conversations are intimate, fluid, effortless and spontaneous. They’re filled with the euphoria of creation and, at times, they articulate hard truths and tangled emotions with an ease only trusted friends can manage. The songs alternate between extended ethereal instrumental excursions, gauzy and dreamy pop, blown-out "Bull of the Woods" heavy haze, and modern reimaginations of epic traditional balladry—all while touching on the strange and otherworldly places between these stations.

With "Ghost Forests" Baird and Lattimore have given us all a timeless gift that generously rewards immersion and deep investigation. It is our collective good fortune as listeners that we are able to eavesdrop on their conversation through these songs. It is also a wonder to hear two unique artists interact to such beautifully original ends.


released November 9, 2018

Recorded January 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

Produced, engineered and mixed by Thom Monahan.

All tracks written, arranged, performed and co-produced by Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore, except Fair Annie, trad, after a version recorded by Beverly Woods on "Return to Fingal" (1983).

Mastered by Patrick Klem.

With special thanks to: Cory Rayborn, Thom Monahan, Rennie Jaffe, Rachel Pony Cassels, Jeff Root, Kate Brokaw, Trinie Dalton, Jonsi Birgisson & Alex Somers, Julianna Barwick, Timmy Hefner, Jeff Zeigler, Penny Duff & Michael Slaboch, Russ Waterhouse, Charlie Saufley, KV, Steve Gunn, Espers, Heron Oblivion and our families.

Titles drawn from from the exhibit “Between Two Worlds,” SFMoMA, Summer 2017.

In memory of Paul Clipson.


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