"Martin's vocal is close to the mic, imparting secret folklore and possibly ancient spells. There is a certain witchery whip-stitched into Anniversary, but it's a good magic. A totem for safe passage, an amulet for sweet dreams. Trust Martin's incantations and her poetry in both their child-like wonder and their wild abandon."
- Alli Marshall, XPress
From deep in the mountains of North Carolina, Angela-Faye Martin has released her latest album, Anniversary, following her acclaimed 2009 album Pictures from Home, produced by the late Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse. Anniversary was released in late 2012, via Totemgirl Music, and at cdbaby.com and is now available on ITunes and Amazon and through independent, boutique sellers. A limited-edition vinyl, with a digital soundcard, became available in 2013.
Recorded at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, Virginia over the summer of 2012, Anniversary includes 11 original songs, written and performed by Martin and produced by multi-instumentalist Alan Weatherhead who contributes various accompaniments with additional appearances by Matt and Melissa Linkous (Rabbit).
"Anniversary is the product of two years of writing and a widespread search for the right producer and studio to bring these songs to their full creative potential,” Martin says. “These are hymns of grief, full-on rock-spells against enemies of mother nature and what some would consider love songs."
"Angela-Faye Martin's ethereal voice and poetic lyrics capture the heart and soul of Appalachia. It is as if the mountains themselves are singing.""
- Ron Rash
"There’s a playfulness in the lyrics of Angela Faye Martin, a Georgia musician currently based out of Franklin, NC. Her debut EP One Dark Vine is a sparse affair that lets her vocals shine, and her wry Southern storytelling recalls the clever turns of early Vic Chesnutt"