Dolphin Midwives is the project of Portland-based musician and sound artist Sage Fisher. Three years after debut full-length Orchid Milk, she’s back with a new album. Dolphin Midwives is out now via Sounds et al and Beacon Sound. As the press release reports, Using harp, voice, and electronic processing, Liminal Garden features 10 compositions, bringing to mind artists such as Mary Lattimore and Holly Herndon.
The album was recorded in early 2018 by Jason Powers (The Decemberists, Chromatics, Matthew Dear) at Type Foundary, and mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio (Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Benoît Pioulard, Grouper, School of Seven Bells, Tycho). The artwork has been designed by Bijan Berahimi at FISK.
Her words about it:“This album changed as I made it. This album is about change, about finding beauty and acceptance in the fractured, broken and vulnerable places. It’s about integration, of all of my selves, of the natural world and technology, of all of the brokenness and imperfection and insecurity and fragility of being femme in a patriarchal society.”