Captiva

by Her Crooked Heart

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    • each print made by hand by Rachel Ries in the studios of Robert Rauschenberg
    • Captiva lyrics printed in metallic gold and copper ink
    • FISH HOUSE photo take by Rachel from a boat in the Bay
    • photo layer printed in red, dusty plum or two-tone
    • 12.5 x 19
    • archival quality 100# French paper
    • signed and numbered color edition of 45

    In Nov/Dec 2018 I was lucky enough to be an artist at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, FL. I, along with 8 other artists, lived and worked on the Rauschenberg property – a gorgeous, rambling tropical island haven – for six extraordinary weeks. While there, I set up a little recording studio in the Waldo Cottage to record and mix Captiva, a five-song collection / experiment. A couple weeks in, it became clear that I couldn't possibly NOT make artwork to go along with the EP, as I was surrounded by Rauschenberg's influence, screenprints, equipment, experiments and energy. And so! Here we are. The Captiva lyric prints. Each made tenderly and obsessively by me. Historical aside – the Fish House was built in 1942 by J.N. "Ding" Darling, friend to President Roosevelt, cartoonist, satirist and once president of the National Wildlife Federation. It's also THE BEST place to watch the sunrise.

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    • each print made by hand by Rachel Ries in the studios of Robert Rauschenberg
    • Captiva lyrics printed in metallic gold and copper ink
    • Palms photo take by Rachel in front of the Beach House, RR's first home on Captiva
    • photo layer printed in green, deep teal or two-tone
    • 12.5 x 19
    • archival quality 100# French paper
    • signed and numbered color edition of 60

    In Nov/Dec 2018 I was lucky enough to be an artist at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, FL. I, along with 8 other artists, lived and worked on the Rauschenberg property – a gorgeous, rambling tropical island haven – for six extraordinary weeks. While there, I set up a little recording studio in the Waldo Cottage to record and mix Captiva, a five-song collection / experiment. A couple weeks in, it became clear that I couldn't possibly NOT make artwork to go along with the EP, as I was surrounded by Rauschenberg's influence, screenprints, equipment, experiments and energy. And so! Here we are. The Captiva lyric prints. Each made tenderly and obsessively by me.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Captiva via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 60 

      $15 USD

     

  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    • each print – and watercolor wash underlay – made by hand by Rachel Ries in the studios of Robert Rauschenberg
    • Captiva lyrics printed in metallic gold and copper ink
    • FISH HOUSE photo take by Rachel from a boat in the Bay
    • PALMS photo take by Rachel in front of the Beach House, RR's first home on Captiva
    • 12.5 x 19
    • archival quality 100# French paper
    • signed and numbered color edition of 40

    In Nov/Dec 2018 I was lucky enough to be an artist at the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island, FL. I, along with 8 other artists, lived and worked on the Rauschenberg property – a gorgeous, rambling tropical island haven – for six extraordinary weeks. While there, I set up a little recording studio in the Waldo Cottage to record and mix Captiva, a five-song collection / experiment. A couple weeks in, it became clear that I couldn't possibly NOT make artwork to go along with the EP, as I was surrounded by Rauschenberg's influence, screenprints, equipment, experiments and energy. And so! Here we are. The Captiva lyric prints. Each made tenderly and obsessively by me.

    Historical aside – the Fish House was built in 1942 by J.N. "Ding" Darling, friend to President Roosevelt, cartoonist, satirist and once president of the National Wildlife Federation. It's also THE BEST place to watch the sunrise.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Captiva via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 40 

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1.
Slow Road 03:03
If my car doesn’t start I guess I’ll be staying put it’ll be good for my pocketbook if my car doesn’t start If my car doesn’t start I guess I’ll be walking around town it’ll be good to get to know my hood if my car doesn’t start I should be taking the slow road I should be going the winding way anyway so I guess that it’s best if my car finally won’t start If my car doesn’t start I guess I’ll be biking around it’ll be good for my head and my ass and my heart if my car doesn’t start chorus Why do I need these wheels anyway? Why do I try to race through my days? Can’t I just tame my pace and face my longing for arrivals? If my car doesn’t start I guess I’ll be hitching a lift it’ll be good for my loneliness if my car doesn’t start I should be taking the slow road I should be going the winding way anyway so I guess that it’s best if I find that my car finally gives me a fresh start
2.
The Garden 04:18
I thought I was done with loving you once a blossom, never again to bloom far as I was concerned forever through before I walked away I went and pulled up the roots we left our love in the garden trampled underfoot but while we were tending others she went again and took root hard to imagine the past we both knew could ever bear fruit let alone the truth I learned a few things from our time like if you want a good taste you’ve gotta tend the vine we left our love in the garden trampled underfoot but while we were tending others she went again and took root so here’s to intention and cheers to surprise if I trust my eyes I see you and I despite cruel weather and our foolish pride I see you and I entwined I see you and I entwined we left our love in the garden trampled underfoot but while we were tending others she went again and took root yeah while we were tending others our love, she went ahead and grew
3.
In my summer of wandering I came upon a lady her hair was black, her lips were red her eyes, sharp as daggers her age was ancient while still a child she knew what no one could In my summer of wandering I came upon a lady In my summer of wandering I came upon a young man he stood by the lady’s side a strange and faithful union they had lived through many lives, together in them all In my summer of wandering I came upon a young man In my summer of wandering I came upon a key the key had lived 600 years waiting, patient just for me the women had kept it most faithfully knowing the owner she’d meet In my summer of wandering I came upon a key In my summer of wandering I came upon memory the key the woman bestowed to me unlocked all I hadn’t seen in the darkness the visions came all the demons that share my name all the terror that kept me tame and my sorrow bled me clean In my summer of wandering I came upon memory In my summer of wandering I came upon a thief he took from me my treasures, my treats he took from me the key my anger raged the tears they came how could a man take all I’d made? then empty handed I closed my eyes and I saw what I was still holding: All I needed was here with me in my summer of wandering All I needed was here within said my summer of wandering
4.
i’ve been holding your name underneath my tongue they all thought i swallowed you down with your last bottle of rum cheers! they all say it was about time but it’s about my lionizing i’m still holding your name underneath my tongue they all thought i swallowed you down through my system your’ve run but what they do not know is that i’m stone cold sober calculating the hours it’s not over til i say it’s over overcome the wanting and the waiting and the wallowing wishing i could just play dead overcome the wanting and the waiting and the wallowing wishing get you out of my head swallow you down course through my veins and of course i remain steady (and standing) but i understand that i am to blame for holding your name so long so long so long it’s not over til i say it’s over
5.
Waking Up 02:50
sitting in my parents’ drive wondering how i’ve become the woman that i am when all i ever wanna do is run far from my obligations far from my country far from all i love my sister thinks that i should find myself a man to help me carry the weight someone to understand but i tried that all before and i don’t think i’m cut out to be adored what keeps me here what keeps me waking up? my cousin’s getting married in the church today i will wear a mask, keep my pessimism at bay i will bite my tongue when i hear the vows and i’ll join the cheering crowds what keeps me here what keeps me waking up?

about

Infinite thanks to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and 3Arts of Chicago for a 6 week dream made real. I recorded and mixed all these songs in the Waldo Cottage, Captiva Island, FL in Nov/Dec 2018 – with the notable exception of the summer night insects which were recorded in my parents’ driveway in South Dakota. I also shot the palms and fish house photos while at the Rauschenberg and created a limited run of lyric screenprint posters to capture the precious opportunity. Thanks, Bob.

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released February 22, 2019

All songs and sounds written, created and performed by Rachel Ries.
All songs and sound recorded and mixed by Rachel while an artist at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL.
Mastered by Brian Joseph at hive.
Photography, design and screenprinting by Rachel.

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Her Crooked Heart Minneapolis, Minnesota

HER CROOKED HEART is the new name; the new music of RACHEL RIES – multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, hired gun, singer. Her Crooked Heart’s first release, To Gentlemen, hits the ground spinning May 5, complete with Rachel’s own limited edition artwork and featuring members of Bon Iver & Field Report. ... more

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