Cassandra Jenkins - An Overview on Phenomenal Nature

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Still my favorite album of 2021, too. Some of it ("Ambiguous Norway") reminds me a lot of Bon Iver's self-titled album, albeit more restrained.

Indexed, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 21:32 (seven months ago) link

certainly a contender for my favourite this year

ufo, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 22:49 (seven months ago) link

Liking this - Live on KEXP at home - a lot (Have just skipped to the songs so far):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg_ijQmHVPo

djh, Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10:44 (seven months ago) link

^I was watching this last nite; nice performances for sure.

search term: buttrock (morrisp), Thursday, 24 June 2021 17:57 (seven months ago) link

(she also seems like a cool person, for whatever that's worth)

search term: buttrock (morrisp), Thursday, 24 June 2021 18:02 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, yeah she does.

djh, Thursday, 24 June 2021 19:36 (seven months ago) link

She's an interesting artist: has been recording a while, but has only released one full-length LP, plus various EPs and singles. It feels like she sort of focuses on "minor statements" instead of grand gestures, and records when inspiration strikes (maybe approaching music-making similar to how a visual artist works?).

search term: buttrock (morrisp), Friday, 25 June 2021 01:11 (six months ago) link

Then again, I guess multiple EPs & singles are pretty common these days (on every level of the biz).

search term: buttrock (morrisp), Friday, 25 June 2021 01:12 (six months ago) link

i've listened to this album while on sunset walks a dozen times since spring -- i'm not sure it would make sense to me in any other context now -- and it's easily my favorite new record in a long while

Clay, Friday, 25 June 2021 01:35 (six months ago) link

this year's album was her second full-length though?

ufo, Friday, 25 June 2021 03:03 (six months ago) link

I guess you’re right, it is being referred to as an album (I’ve been thinking of it as an EP; it doesn’t quite feel album-y to me).

search term: buttrock (morrisp), Friday, 25 June 2021 03:23 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Taken me a while to get round to this but damn it's beautiful. Perfect as the evenings draw in and the year wheels into autumn.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I've returned to this after a bit of a break and ... it's utterly magical.

djh, Saturday, 2 October 2021 19:31 (three months ago) link

I think the record this reminds me of most is Stina Nordenstam's Memories of a Color. It's warmer overall, but has a similar coherence of vision and emotional tone.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Monday, 4 October 2021 20:41 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

She’s got a new EP out that seems to contain demos and other stuff related to the last album.

apparent beef squash (morrisp), Sunday, 21 November 2021 02:32 (two months ago) link

Great alt lyric (from the demo):

Call me Michelangelo
I’m a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle
My DNA looks pretty strange
Must be something in the water

apparent beef squash (morrisp), Sunday, 21 November 2021 02:35 (two months ago) link

Is that the real lyrics?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 21 November 2021 04:10 (two months ago) link

Yes!

apparent beef squash (morrisp), Sunday, 21 November 2021 04:28 (two months ago) link

I think I may actually prefer this to the album itself (...which still feels more like an EP to me, although it does squeak over the 30 min. mark). Obviously it's more "for fans," though, not a starting point.

apparent beef squash (morrisp), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:05 (two months ago) link

The alternate version of the album is very good.

djh, Friday, 3 December 2021 19:03 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Aware of this?

https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/cassandra-jenkins/the-ramble-morning-and-night-ep

djh, Wednesday, 19 January 2022 20:03 (five days ago) link

I wasn't!

Rockin’, and rollin’, and whatnot (morrisp), Wednesday, 19 January 2022 20:14 (five days ago) link


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