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Cities Of Gifts & Ghosts

(weewerk 018) released Jan. 01, 2007
Cities Of Gifts & Ghosts

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Jenny Omnichord - Cities of Gifts and Ghosts / Exclaim Magazine / By Vish Khanna 

Endearingly odd folk pop musician Jenny Mitchell steps out from the Barmitzvah Brothers for an interesting record with an impressive guest list. Mitchell has long loved the omnichord - an electronic instrument most often used for subtle atmospherics by artists like Daniel Lanois, U2 and Arcade Fire. On rare novelty EP Jenny Omnicovers "These Eyes," Mitchell's first stab at omnichord-based songs was rough and, well, pretty silly. For Cities of Gifts and Ghosts, Mitchell's work is much more heartfelt, delivering her own compositions earnestly and assembling a remarkable array of producers for each one. Don Kerr accents an amusing rap by Mitchell on "Kings of London," while Evan Gordon's "Nintendo City" is self-explanatory. Jim Guthrie plays around with "Moby" and Bob Wiseman puts his signature on the quirky "Lottery." Mike Olsen does wonders with the metropolitan "Buildings," while Scott Merritt's "Skeletal Love Song" is eerily heavy. Dave Clark has the most fun with "The Birthday Song," which isn't as surprising as an Eccodek re-mix of "...And in the Cold." Charming and diverse, Cities of Gifts and Ghosts is thoughtfully ambitious, serving as a proper coming out party for Jenny Omnichord.   (link to article...

What Laura Barrett is to the kalimba, Jenny Mitchell (of the Barmitzvah Brothers) is to the omnichord. Don Kerr, Andy Magoffin, Evan Gordon, Jim Guthrie, Bob Wiseman, and many others helped record and produce this collection of fun and quirky pop songs.   (link to article...

 


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