Antinous as Osiris

by Jesse Kramer

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Tout l'été 06:46
Splendor of high noon within the luminous glow of siesta time Everything bathed in gold Passion and innocence Glimmer of dawn on sky and sea, the sacred coolness of caves where nymphs abide Mingling the stars of night with all the morning light Summer's ease wet with dew, whispering sands, languid hues, holding back the season's change Tout l'été Shadowless the days
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Decca 05:12
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Life, but a mist Is it fleeting, retreating? or has love bloomed, birthing, breathing, giving, seeing that my heart sings eternal But- what is this? Bone and blood, tears mingle with mud. Can rite and ritual bring life? Sing life into our hearts still beating?
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Stone Farm 05:27

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Kramer’s latest project “Antinous as Osiris” was inspired by two of the most important 20th century literary figures, Marguerite Yourcenar and Langston Hughes. Kramer translates Yourcenar’s exquisite language from her historical novel “Memoirs of Hadrian” and Hughes’ cadence from “Montage of a Dream Deferred” into timeless melodies with lush harmonies and sophisticated rhythmic structures.

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released June 12, 2019

Sarah D'Angelo: vox
Tim Haldeman: saxophone
Max Bowen: guitar
Brian Juarez: bass
Jesse Kramer: drums

All compositions by Jesse Kramer
Lyrics for "Tout l'été" and "Antinous as Osiris" by Sarah D'Angelo

Recorded at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, MI December 14th, 2018
Recorded and mixed by Geoff Michael
Mastered at Solid Sound by Eric Wojahn

Front cover: Bertel Thorvaldsen, "Antinous as Osiris c. 130"
Image credit: Thorvaldsens Museum, www.thorvaldsensmuseum.dk
Image is in the public domain, no permission or endorsement is implied

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