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Sarah La Puerta - Absent from flesh! O Blissful Thought!

from Co​-​Mission: An Artist Relief Compilation, Vol. 2 by Folkadelphia

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Several months ago, I moved from Lockhart, Texas into an old stone chapel in upstate New York to embark on a new creative journey. I hardly got a chance to look around the city of Troy before everything shut down, so now here I am, confined to my chapel's ambivalent religion of isolation. Plans that seemed certain are now tenuous. Admittedly, very few things felt certain even before the pandemic. Plans that were threadbare have since turned to spider silk.

Right now, instead of preparing for a tour of Australia, I'm preparing a tamale in the oven -- and I'm grateful for both the tamale and the oven. I spend these uncertain, unstructured, unpaid days writing stories, illuminating manuscripts, collaborating with others from a safe distance, and sinking deeper into eccentric habits, while remaining hesitantly optimistic about the construction a post-pandemic new "normal."
To follow and/or support these artistic gestures, visit my website and archive at www.sarahlapuerta.com, or my music site at sarahlapuerta.bandcamp.com. Request your prophetic postcard!


from Co​-​Mission: An Artist Relief Compilation, Vol. 2, released June 5, 2020
Hymn text by Isaac Watts, first published 1734

Recorded and mixed by Invisible Familiars
at Strange Paradise in Woodside Presbyterian Church, Troy, NY
Vocals: Sarah La Puerta, Jared Samuel Elioseff
Synths: Jared Samuel Elioseff
Arranged by: Sarah La Puerta & Invisible Familiars inspired by the elusive youtube reverend Ron Porter


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