David Michael Stith has fashioned an album of songs out of sounds, gestures, and phrases; building them up, orchestrating them, and mixing in memories of childhood games in the dusk, fantasies of surfing in the clouds, and melodies that wind and unfurl. That album is called "Heavy Ghost," and it's new on Sufjan Stevens' Asthmatic Kitty label. DM Stith joins host David Garland to talk about his music-making, and to translate his sprawling album into songs he can play in the WNYC Studio.
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"Heavy Ghost" on Asthmatic Kitty
DM Stith on MySpace