Where Our Hearts Used To Be

by Almonde Records

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    ~ 3-panel album cover art jpg, as you'd unfold it in real life, revealing the full panoramic layout of Janaye Marchitto's original photograph.
    ~ session photographs!

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The idea for this E.P. came less than two weeks before it was released, fully complete, on Remembrance Day 2016. A theme of memory, conflict, war, contemplation, and/or resolution was suggested, and the call was put out; these five artists-- yes, the photographer too!-- stepped up to the creative challenge. We recorded or remixed the music within a week, and assembled this package--
an exclusive compilation of four Canadian musical acts and a visual artist, bundled together in honour and celebration of the lives of people in conflict resolution and recovery.

40% (gross ttl) of any income from Where Our Hearts Used To Be will be donated to Veterans Emergency Transition Services, or VETS Canada, specifically aimed towards their Guitars For Vets program. The remaining 50% will support the artists on this compilation, with the final 10% allocated back into Almonde Records for continued forward movement.

Let's envision a better world for everyone-- for a song!


released November 11, 2016

Produced by Myke Mazzei for Remembrance Day 2016,
with the energy and love of the artists,
in honour and tribute to people in conflict resolution and recovery.
Mastered by Karl Machat.

Cover photography composed and courtesy of Janaye Marchitto.



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Track Name: Kathryn Merriam - Actor
lyrics by Kathryn Merriam.

I watched on as another
laid these hands above my eyes
I told another story inside
I long to be alone
There's things I'll never know
but the door is slowly opening
to a world I had never seen

Every leaf is a miracle of creation
Every seed grows into the perfect plant
Will you dance with your whole body
without giving a damn?
Forgetting everything they said
about how to be, or who to be,
Remember the child who knows how to breathe


I can watch these thoughts
like an actor reads his lines
and decide what to keep
learning how to sink deeper every time
This isn't mine, this body that I see
This is the time to live how we believe
life can be

What keeps you from living free?
Track Name: The Young Novelists - Always Make The Mistake (original demo)
(Graydon James)

capo III
intro: G(d) Gsus4 G(b)
verse: G C G x2 Em C G C G C G
chorus: C Em D G C Em D D7

there's a river i see from my room
that calls a young man to his doom
& if he hangs his head he's gone too soon
oh youth does not make you immune
the past is not burdened with proof
like the films i recall from my youth
& a young man dressed in his father's suit
i can make a lie from the hardest truth

& i always make the mistake oh i
always make the mistake

you were drawn to the clouds in his eyes
lord knows what you saw in mine
a promise we could compromise
oh love is a foolish prize
we could claim a great many things
you were the song that i needed to sing
the truth was you always wore his ring
& we were only borrowing


there's a river i see from my room
& i will walk through the pale afternoon
& the birds still sing, i recall the tune
perhaps i will see you soon...
perhaps i will see you soon.