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Light of X


Download links and information about Light of X by Miranda Lee Richards. This album was released in 2009 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:25 minutes.

Artist: Miranda Lee Richards
Release date: 2009
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:25
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No. Title Length
1. Breathless 5:15
2. Life Boat 4:34
3. Savorin' Your Smile 3:56
4. Hideaway 4:08
5. Early November 4:18
6. Mirror At the End 5:08
7. Hidden Treasure 4:51
8. Pictures of You 3:42
9. Here By the Window 5:37
10. Olive Tree 4:18
11. That Baby 6:01
12. Last Days of Summer 6:37



Miranda Lee Richards was brought up in San Francisco by underground comic artist parents who introduced her to R. Crumb. While a teen, Metallica's Kirk Hammett taught her some guitar and in her early 20s she sang with neo-psychedelic kooks the Brian Jonestown Massacre. So one might expect that Richards plays perverted speed metal tinged with an acid-rock edge, but in truth she sounds more like the love child of Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons. Light of X radiates with the bygone spirits of Los Angeles' canyon-filtered folk-rock and '60s chamber pop. The liquid pedal steel notes, Hammond organ, electric 12-string jangle, Glockenspiel, mandolin, and Mellotron all blend together with beautiful alchemy as played by members of Mazzy Star, Beachwood Sparks, Wallflowers, and Mars Volta. Richards' feathery voice floats above heartbreaking piano notes on the opening "Breathless," though "Early November" best exemplifies how her sailing harmonies and crystalline inflections define her talent. It's her magic, lilting voice that truly brings these songs to life. Just listen to "Mirror At the End" and try not to fall in love.