Here's a brand new disc by Anna, the Goddess of Improv;, and her pals. It looks (and at times actually sounds) terminally cute, but be warned of the subversive nature that hides underneath. Named after Kim Novak's cat in the film, Bell, Book and Candle, PIEWACKET is played on both conventional and unconventional instruments (including kitchen timers, plastic tape, and walkie-talkie static) fused with keyboards, accordions, ethereal voices and lyrics to create a delightfully strange auditory feast. Anna is an internationally acclaimed performance artist/singer who expresses herself in newly invented languages that approach authentic folk traditions. Her musical intentions are never malevolent, never bash the listener over the head with ego-driven enthusiasm, or point a knowing finger with malice. Instead, she treats us, the listeners, with respect and reverence. She has played her craft everywhere, from the stages of the world's most prestigious New-Music festivals, to high atop the men's shower stalls at a health club. Her music i always honest and this disc is no exception.