This collab with Eyeless in Gaza singer is one of the highlights of Troum's career which anyway has many peaks. Based on William Butler Yeats poems sung by Bates in a calm and evocative manner and transcendental drones and beautiful passages with accordion, balalaika and harmonica, this album has an amazing yearning feeling. The first track "Mad as the Mist and Snow" and it's reprise in track 6, are probably some of the best things ever put on record. Must listen. 2006 cd on Transgredient Records.