Track listing


I. Five Songs from Cold Mountain (2010)

Han Shan Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Barry Crawford Flute

Liuh-Wen Ting Viola

Mélanie Genin Harp

1 Clouds and Waters 4:02

2 The Metaphor of Life and Death 2:52

3 When Happiness Comes By 2:46

4 Body or No Body 3:42

5 Cold Mountain 2:52


II. Last Love Songs (1995)

Percy Bysshe Shelley Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Bun-Ching Lam Piano

6 To — (When passion’s trance is over-past) 2:45

7 Remembrance 4:32

8 To — (Music, when soft voices die) 2:48


9 III. Age d’Or (Golden Age) (2011) 6:39

Arthur Rimbaud Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Tim McCarthy French horn


10 IV. Ein Alter Tibetteppich (An Old Tibetan Carpet) (2006) 3:44

Else Lasker-Shüller Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Bun-Ching Lam Piano


11 V. Lotosträume (Lotus Dream) (2009) 5:21

Heinrich Heine Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Mélanie Genin Harp


12 VI. Conversations with my Soul (2015-16) 20:42

Etel Adnan Text

Thomas Buckner Baritone

Tana Quartet  | Antoine Maisonhaute violin

Ivan Lebrun violin

Maxime Desert viola

Jeanne Maisonhaute cello



Tracks 1, 11 recorded May 9, 2018 at Systems Two in Brooklyn NY

Session engineer Tom Hamilton


Tracks 6-10 recorded July 12, 2019 at Scott Lehrer Sound Design in New York NY; Session engineer Alex Venguer


Track 12 recorded live on November 16, 2018 at the Interpretations concert at Roulette in Brooklyn NY

Session engineer Woromon Jamjod


Mastering engineer Oscar Zambrano


Cover art adapted from Sea by Etel Adnan



Executive Producer Bob Lord


Executive A&R Sam Renshaw

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil

A&R Jacob Smith


VP, Audio Production Jeff LeRoy

Audio Director Lucas Paquette


VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell

Art Director Ryan Harrison

Design Edward A. Fleming

Publicity Patrick Niland, Sara Warner






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