Title: I Line My Days Along Your Weight
Artist: Rogers, Mark / Byrne, Mary
Label: Important Records
Product Type: VINYL LP
Important Records presents the vinyl version of I Line My Days Along Your Weight, the acclaimed debut from Brooklyn-based duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne. The album was recorded as a true duet: Rogers and Byrne played facing each other, inches apart, intent upon listening. They wove together archaic instruments - baritone acoustic, tricone resonator, golden-era flattop, space-age lap steel, upright piano, and hundred-year-old mandolin - into a new and vibrant third voice. All the songs were recorded live to two-inch analog tape, the studio equivalent of tightrope-walking without a net. Rogers and Byrne later added minimal touches of lap steel, piano, and electric guitar, but essentially what one hears is what they performed together, start to finish. With Rogers' deeply expressive, contextual finger style and Byrne's emphatic, unaffected singing, this striking debut invites listeners into a space most intimate and most human.