The American band TALAMASCA was formed in 1993, as a direct continuation of a band called Astoria. This earlier incarnation of
the band basically imploded when guitarist and keyboardist
Robert Carpenter left, and rather than directly recruiting a replacement Brita Rae Borough (guitars, sitar), Nancy Kaye (vocals), Dave McClelland (bass, percussion, guitars) and Brian Young (drums) opted for a change of name and a subtle alteration in style to boot, recruting Nissa Madsen (sax, recorder, vocals) as an additional member.
released December 22, 1991
Nissa Madsen: background vocals, sax and recorder
Nancy Kaye: lead and background vocals
Dave McClelland: bass and percussion, guitar on tracks 1&6
Brian Young: drums and percussion and yells
Rae Borough: guitars and sitar
Jon Stetzer: keyboards on track 3
Music composed and performed by TALAMASCA
"Safe Places" co-written and performed with ROBERT CARPENTER
Lyrics written by NANCY KAYE
Recorded at Cube of the Universe Studios, Seattle, WA. 1991.