By far one of the coolest things to grace my mailbox in the past year was Disemballerina's demo CDR. I don't know if they are still a band or not (I seem to remember some mention of a split) but they have a MySpace page and a Facebook as well if you would like to contact them and tell them how much you love their beautifully dynamic instrumentals performed with cello, viola, harp, and acoustic guitars, at times introspective and at others, violent and reckless. I am reminded a bit of Dirty Three, Rachel's, Amber Asylum, and Godspeed You Black Emperor, but Disemballerina doesn't sound much like any of those really. Stunning bit of work from some talented and maudlin Portlanders. Five songs, forty minutes, and every bit of it stirring. The closer, "Hex" is an absolute heartbreaker. Someone get wise and release this. Just crushing.