NAMELESS AND AWAKE
EIGHT POEMS BY JOHN WILLIAM CARROLL
Setting poems by John William Carroll, Reuben Butchart's music combines a soulful contemporary singing style with intricate, detailed arrangements that make use of the classical and jazz skills of The Millworkers, playing woodwinds, cello, guitar, bass, drums, glass percussion, and more.
"...elegantly crafted and steeped in adult feeling, proves that sophistication and emotion need not be opposed values."
- Alex Ross, Music Critic of The New Yorker
"Delightful, pure music....Stained with tenderness.... with poetic depth and fine musical structure....a trail of jewels."
- Antony of Antony and the Johnsons
"Butchart's soulful melodies and lush arrangements bring breath and heartbeat to Carroll's poetry."
- Joan Wasser of Joan As Police Woman
"...dances with classical and jazz styles in one sweeping gesture, at once earthly and ephemeral."
- Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond