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Surface Pressure (with Jherek Bischoff & The Black Quartet)

by Amanda Palmer



This recording started as a jokey suggestion on one of my patron-only webcasts and then evolved into a DARE. I took the dare. My son, Ash, who is six, is OBSESSED with Encanto and I'd already heard the soundtrack 357 times. The first time I saw Luisa sing this in the film, I cracked inside. I FELT VERY VALIDATED, especially after being a solo parent for a year in a foreign country because of Covid. The recording was made over the course of one VERY LONG day (Feb 22nd, 2022, at Roundhead Studios in Aoteraoa New Zealand), and every second of the process was streamed live to my 12,000 patrons who acted as virtual sounding boards and cheerleaders for me, the studio crew, the Black Quartet, and the arranger/conductor Jherek Bischoff who beamed in from Los Angeles for the whole thing (in a Tuxedo, with a candelabra, in the living room).

This song file will be emailed to patrons and will stream for FREE on all NormCore music platforms, but please be aware: this is basically a non-profit venture. All of the costs for this are covered by my patrons.

To be very clear: the way we are ABLE to create this kind of non-profit work at this level of professionalism is ONLY because of patronage, where thousands of people support one artist (me) to follow her random dreams...like, um, recording a fast and furious Disney cover with a high-end New Zealand string quartet in the fanciest recording studio in town on one week's notice. In no other world is this possible. Patronage makes the dream work.

If you want to support me, and all of the musicians, engineers, artists, and filmmakers that I hope to collaborate with in the future, PLEASE skip the middlemen and support me directly as a patron. In general, if you give your dollar to iTunes or Spotify, only a teeny fraction of that money comes our way. If you give your dollar via patronage, we can work wonders. So, please; give us a dollar a month, and I swear: we will make great art, hire great collaborators all around the world who deserve to be heard and seen, and we will make you seriously proud.

Join us here: www.patreon.com/amandapalmer

In addition, if you want to see the entire film of the recording day, it's broken into two parts.
You need to be a patron to access these films:
PART 1 - The string quartet rehearsals & recording, followed by the piano rehearsal and recording: www.crowdcast.io/e/5g4l8eoa
PART 2 - The Entire Vocal Take!: www.crowdcast.io/e/take-two--cast-link--the


released March 17, 2022


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performer, writer, giver, taker, listener, love-lover, rule-hater and co-founder of the Brechtian punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls.


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