In the afterglow of her acclaimed 2020 album Silver Ladders (a year-end favorite
of NPR, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and others), Los Angeles-based harpist Mary
Lattimore returns with a culminating counterpart release, Collected Pieces: 2015-
2020. The limited-edition LP features new and previously unreleased material,
Bandcamp-only singles, and other obscurities alongside standouts from her 2017
tape Collected Pieces. Beyond the vinyl compendium, an expanded tracklist on the
cassette/digital version brings more of Lattimore's archives together for the first time.
Lattimore has described the process of arranging these releases as akin to "opening
a box filled with memories," and here that box continues to populate, accessible for
both the artist and fans. Evocative material separated by years, framed as a portrait
of an instrumental storyteller who rarely pauses, recording and often sharing music
as soon as it strikes her. Seemingly in constant forward motion for the last five years
since her Ghostly debut, Lattimore glances back for a breath, inviting new chances
to live in these fleeting moments and emotions; all the beauty, sorrow, sunshine, and
darkness housed within.