Zeena Parkins, Ana Maria Simo ‎– The Opium War

Einstein Records ‎– 010
CD, Album


1 The Bedroom Over The Butcher Shop. Night. Manuel Smokes Opium In Bed And Reads Out Loud To His Wife, Mariana. 7:54
2 The Butcher Shop. Next Morning. Amalia Holds Her Grandson Clemente, And Sings To Him While She Tries To Chop Meat. Mariana Enters, Then Louie. 4:15
3 The Bedroom. Later That Morning. Manuel Is Sitting In Bed. Louie Enters. 4:23
4 The Butcher Shop. That Night. Manuel Shows Louie How To Cook And Smoke Opium. 3:16
5 Chinatown. Later That Night. Louie Stands On A Soapbox And Delivers A Speech To A Large Crowd. 2:01
6 The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Morning. Amalia And Mariana Are Working. Clemente Is In His Crib. 3:07
7 The Dining Room. That Evening. Manuel, Mariana, And Amalia Sit At The Table. Louie Enters, His Hand Bandaged. 5:39
8 The Butcher Shop. A Month Later. Evening. Louie, Very Well Dressed, Totals Up His Opium Sales Using An Abacus, Then Writes Them In His Ledger. 1:49
9 The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Confides In The Young Clemente. 1:46
10 The Butcher Shop. Dawn. Amalia Is Alone. She Sings Her Thoughts About The Universe. 2:43
11 The Parlor. Two Months Later. Afternoon. New Expensive Furniture, Freshly Painted Walls. Manuel Has Fallen Asleep In A Chair While Reading. After Watching, Mariana Wakes Him Up. 9:00
11a The Gauze Curtains Flutter From A Breeze. Manuel Sees A Shadow By The Window. It Is His Dead Father.
11b Louie Enters. He Is Wearing A Business Suit, And Carrying A Briefcase And Blueprints. He Shows Them To Manuel.
12 The Bedroom. That Evening. Mariana Reads A Letter Sent By Her Father To Her Mother In 1896. Louie Listens Behind The Door. 2:53
13 The Parlor. That Night. Manuel Crouches, Naked, On The Window Ledge. Amalia Begs Him To Go To Bed. 2:09
14 The Parlor. Next Morning. Evelyn Harding, A Fashionable Opium Customer, Is Talking With Mariana. Later, They Move To The Bedroom. Louie Enters When They Are Asleep, Afterwards Manuel. 7:17
15 The Psychiatric Ward. A Month Later. Morning. Manuel Is Crouching In The Isolation Room. Dr. Stein Sits Next To Him. 4:53
16 The Living Room. Six Months Later. Morning. Mariana And Amalia Are Sitting. Manuel Enters Wearing An Old Suit That Belonged To Her Father, And Carrying A Suitcase. He Is Just Out Of The Hospital. Louie Follows Him. 4:52
17 The Bedroom. That Night. Manuel Sleeps In An Opium Daze. Mariana Cuts Her Hair In Front Of The Mirror. Louie Enters, Then Later Amalia. 2:35

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Recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio zOaR
Actors recorded at 6/8 Studios

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: USM-10303 A2Z-EIN-010