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Laurel MacDonald
• Album Releases •


My new record I Eat the Stars
is coming to Bandcamp and all streaming services
in 2023!


Luscinia's Lullaby, 2005

The #1 Essential Echoes CD of the year
- Echoes, Public Radio International

“stratospheric audio adventures... producer Philip Strong takes her versatile voice and wide-ranging musical curiosity and hits the frappe button”
- The Chronicle Herald

“this spiritual stepchild of Eno and Laurie Anderson has crafted yet another haunting and haunted disc... Laurel MacDonald’s name on this album is synonymous with a complete aural vision”
- Scene
With Phil Strong (producer, percussion, guitar), Daniel Barnes (drums), Anne Bourne (cello), Ian de Souza (electric bass), Andrew Downing (string bass), Jayne Maddison (violin) and Kim Ratcliffe (guitar).
Chroma, 1999

"She turns a kaleidoscope that revolves around the listener in sultry polyrhythms and ghostly vocal gymnastics."
- Chapters

“Imagine Joan Armatrading singing under a disco ball in a candlelit cathedral.”
- Toronto Life Fashion

“Albums such as this wave a ‘come hither’ finger from the first song and by the time you've reached the ninth you realize you actually passed through it like a ghost.”
- The Prince George Free Press

Executive Producer Paddy Moloney
Produced by Phil Strong • Mixed by David Travers-Smith

With John Gzowski (guitar), Rob Piltch (guitar), David Woodhead (bass), Paul Brennan (drums), Pat O'Gorman (uilleann pipes, whistle), David Travers-Smith (trumpet) and Mark Duggan (moringa).
Wingspan, 1999

An EP of remixes of Laurel MacDonald's song
A Wing and a Prayer, from her album Chroma.

"Toronto's incomparable John Oswald, best known for his radical reinterpretations of the Grateful Dead's canon, turns another piece of music inside out and creates a wholly original soundscape in the process."
- John Sakamoto, Anti-Hit List

With remixes by Transglobal Underground, Mo Funk/Meta4 Collective, Richard Horowitz, Bill Laswell and John Oswald/Plunderphonics.
Kiss Closed My Eyes, 1995

“Startlingly hypnotic composition by one of the indie scene’s most original artists.”
- John Sakamoto, The Toronto Sun

“densely textured and exquisitely woven”
- Larry LeBlanc, Billboard

“Kiss lurks in the infinite blank space between everyday objects where the only transcendental possibility is in the echo of one’s own voice.”
- Bob Tarte, The Beat

Produced by Phil Strong

Laurel MacDonald (vocals, bodhrán, bouzouki, harmonium), with Phil Strong (percussion, vacuvox), Catherine Keenan (hurdy-gurdy), Rob Piltch (guitar), Loretto Reid (tin whistle), and John Oswald (reservoir vox).
Stars & Elements, 2000

An EP of ancient Christmas songs & carols from the Anglo-Celtic tradition.

With Phil Strong (producer, toob drum, shaker, guitar), Ben Grossman (udu), David Woodhead (mandola) and Pat O'Gorman (uilleann pipes).
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