Vinyl EP *LIMITED RELEASE BLACK*
About ~beyond things~
“Tamar Dart’s first known memory involves war: she was 3 and had to relocate because scud missiles were being launched at her home town. Consequently since an early age themes of civil unrest and war fused into her thoughts and art. In beyond things dark societal issues including addiction, the murder of Michael Brown, and drone strikes are contrasted and eased by concepts of rebirth, a universal connection, and a profound love spanning many generations — a love beyond things. beyond things is Dart’s attempt to heal herself out loud while inviting you to join her. She is urging the listener not to go at it alone – a lesson she is still learning.”
After my year in China I came back to the US with an immense feeling of gratitude. It wasn’t an easy year to say the least, but it lead me to some interesting conclusions, one of which was : how lucky I am to have any form of sonic freedom. In Chongqing I lived in an apartment building on the 29th floor in a sea of apartment buildings, there were thousands of people around me at all times — needless to say there was little space for music. After a bizarre stomach virus that left me delirious and wretchedly playing classical guitar for days on end (the sounds were horrid I imagine, but I still felt like Sade), I had the realization that music has been keeping me safe for my whole life.
When my stomach hurt so bad I broke out in a fever and was curled up in a ball I was still humming a Magnetic Fields song.
When I learned of the murder of Michael Brown, feeling helpless and far I turned to writing because, I realize, it is my vocation. Music makes me feel connected.
released November 19, 2018
Tamar Dart: vocals, guitars, piano, keyboards, found sound recordings, beats, percussion, production
Koof Ibi Umoren – trumpet
Peter English – bass, piano
Ruben Gallego – Guitar, atmospheric percussion
Shakoor Hakeem- hand percussion
Mixed & Mastered: Joel Gutman
Produced by: Tamar Dart
Come Out Alright: co produced with Tamar Dart & Peter English
Whose side: co produced with Tamar Dart & Josh Pannepacker