This is an almost current catalogue of my album releases from 2005-2012.
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Recently added: Emily Lacy Sings Bob Dylan Songs Vol.1 + 2 (2007 + 2009)
Reflecting 2 performances in LA in 2007 and 2009, covering different sections and approaches to Dylan material.
This collection explores traditions of sacred bonds over love, family, and society. A mix of acapella looper-pedal chants, and soft-bullet acoustic hymns spread across simple rhythm guitar. Hear Samples: Winter Dawn, Keep You Out, + There You Were
This was recorded and broadcast in the Machine Project gallery window over a 6 week period, and edited down from about 45 hours of mostly improvised material.
I’m Here Babe (2008)
A romantic folk album.
HUMAN ORBIT (2008)
An experimental, sound-based record, largely instrument-identified and cyclic, regarding ideas around closeness, distance, and the idea of human consciousness as a real physical orbit.
Songs from the Wandering (2008)
This collection reflects my ties to improvisation as a vital element of production, as well as a tendency toward songs being like poems in structure more than anything else. I was thinking a lot about Shel Silverstein, Allen Ginsberg, + Patti Smith. For the most part I am following the lyric to see where it will go in a fit of agitation (or immense comfort).
Newsworthy New York Tapes (2007)
An intimate collection of songs loosely regarding the topic of danger, OR, “How it felt when I moved from LA to New York”. The stories of a modern day folksinger shared. Recorded in Brooklyn and the Catskill Mountains.
Old Time Songs for New People, Vol. 1 (2007)
I hope for this to be a lifelong project. Throughout my career I would like to publish selections like these of folk songs which I have been particularly drawn to in my wanderings. What I find remarkable is that these songs retain a truth and a universality that I find continually inspiring even today, in a modern, frantically hypochondriac, hyper-sensitive, hyper-media world. Perhaps part of why they are so attractive is in fact for this very reason, the songs parcel down the universe to a place where it’s just you and the song, and not much else. They present themselves to me like ancient chants. A family friendly album, finallllly! Even Grandma and Grandpa might like this one!
Makeshift Medallions (2007)
Made at my home in Los Angeles. I think that they are both crytpic and hopeful, with an emphasis on the building of a philosophy to outfit one’s own body for any type of catastrophe or miracle. Strongly influenced by Peter La Farge, John Jacob Niles, Pete Seeger, Almeda Riddle, and modern day singers Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson.
Emily Lacy Sings Leonard Cohen Songs (2007)
These were made in conjunction with a Leonard Cohen based perfromance piece I did at the Manual Archives in Los Angeles in Fall 2007. It Features 5 songs including Suzanne, Bird on a Wire, One of us Cannot be Wrong, Sisters of Mercy, and Tonight Will be Fine.
Friendship Quilt: Emily Lacy Sings Jeffrey Lewis Songs! (2007)
Jeffrey Lewis has been the single biggest influence on my own understanding of what music can be, and how one can create it. His first album The Last time I did Acid I went Insane made me decide to pick up a guitar and learn how to play at the age of 22, never having played an instrument before.
Youngster Balladeer (2006)
This collection recorded in the fall of 2006 reflects my deep interest in song collecting, and the idea of folk music in relation to community.
Sing with an open heart and your heart will shine (2005)
These represent the first recordings I was ever able to make, all written primarily in Germany. I had a strong emphasis on making, on producing and singing something everyday, and it was during this period that I first remember thinking that the act of singing was precious.