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Artist Information:……………………………………………………………………………….
Label: self-released
Genre: Songwriter / Dream Pop
Location: San Francisco, CA
Influences: Nite Jewel, Active Child, Anohni, Moss of Aura, Pentangle, White Magic
Sounds Like: Sufjian Stevens, CocoRosie, Enya, Fever Ray

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Track Listing
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1. 00 The Fool
2. I The Magician
3. II The High Priestess
4. III The Empress
5. IV The Emperor
6. V The Hierophant
7. VI The Lovers
8. VII The Chariot
9. VIII Adjustment
10. IX The Hermit on
11. X Fortune
12. XI Lust
13. XII The Hanged Man
14. XIII Death
15. XIV Art
16. XV The Devil
17. XVI Tower
18. XVII The Star
19. XVIII The Moon
20. XIX The Sun
21. XX The Ae
22. XXI The Universe

Biography
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Derek Schmidt is a queer composer and songwriter that has been working and performing in the Bay Area in solo performance and as leader and writer of three different bands over 15 years: folk band All My Pretty Ones, queer electronic band Adonisaurus, and Oakland electronic band Partyline. He has produced over 8 albums of work over many genres and has been a featured composer on independent film and performance art projects, including the feature length film Home and How To Break It.

Derek Schmidt has also been a fixture in the San Francisco Bay area performing at various venues (Bottom of the Hill, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, DNA Lounge) and festivals (SF Folk Festival, Folsom St. Fair, Castro St. Fair, Easter Sunday in Dolores Park, BYOQ, Sonoma County Pride), as well as many queer venues like The Stud, The Eagle, El Rio, and Oasis.

Schmidt is the founder and co-host of Martunis monthly Queer Songwriter Showcase, Homophonic for the last six years, providing a platform for both emerging and established queer songwriters, with an emphasis on underrepresented communities.



Major Arcana is a 22 song cycle that explores the trump cards (or major arcana) of the tarot deck, from the Fool to the Universe. Each card is a  a meditation on the symbolism within that card and what it means to me. 

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