Angel Tears in Sunlight is Pauline Anna Strom's
first album in over thirty years; an assemblage
of music that refracts the expansiveness, and
minutiae, of imagined realms while embracing the
kaleidoscopic echoes of our distant epochs.
The capacity to collapse time might elucidate
the enigma of Pauline Anna Strom. A mystic force
in music, emerging during the dawn of new age
as the Trans-Millenia Consort, the pioneering
synthesist channelled primordial energies into
future-facing sound through a series of full-length
releases between 1982 and 1988. Little was known
about her, except by a constellation of devoted
followers who saw a unique legacy forming amidst
the (mostly male) synthesist canon of the time.
Dedicating the album to her dear friend John
Jennings who passed away during the making
of Angel Tears in Sunlight, Strom titled the work
to reflect the summation of processing life and
loss, collapsed together in an eternal spectrum.
"Sunlight represents what we're coming into.
You bring the sadness with you, but you're also
prepared for the blessing of the new."