Pearlmerchant: becoming a spiritual journey in eleven songs with lyrics and original artwork in handmade book form. 50 minutes of contemplation, invigoration and renewal. Press: 'What distinguishes Pearlmerchant's music from most of the stuff I've heard lately is that they opt for lush orchestrations and textures, with violins and percussion adding an exotic flavor to their original tracks. I'm talking about a concept that marries gorgeous poetry with non-formulaic structure, unique rhythms, stringed instruments, Middle-Eastern flair and soaring vocals.' Triad Style magazine, Greensboro, NC 'The songs are at once haunting and inspiring..." In the Spotlight magazine, Greensboro, NC 'Pearlmerchant's musical Phoenix serves the psyche and strives to enlighten the soul and spirit, not top the charts... There are musical flights into gospel and opera, medieval marches and Ramsey's vocals all tied to grand pianoscapes, long stretches of classical violin and percussion. This experience is like some beautiful foreign film. It requires a working brain and a beating heart. ESP Magazine, Greensboro, NC people: "I really just wanted to say how much I LOVE your CD. It fills our house with such a creative spirit. From the first song, I felt thrown into this strange circus with Scottish warriors calling from mountain tops and then taken into dark caves where the heart yearns. But I really love the diversity and how each song has it's own story--is each individually crafted as a work of art..." amy from Austin, Texas.