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“Kelly brings her considerable chops as a singer, a songwriter, and a mischievous experimental imp to the table, delighting everybody in earshot with magnificent synthesizers and baroque arrangements, recalling Vangelis and Tangerine Dream and Enya and Björk, but also the sweeping buzz and interjected interruption of our greatest generation of outsider talent.”
Full review over on the site. Thank you, Ryan!
Our supermarkets may be small, but our musical ambition knows no bounds! The Strategic Tape Reserve compilation ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets has continued receiving favorable press, including some alarmingly non-sarcastic banter on the Tabs Out Cassette Podcast. “What Penumbras,” my contribution, also received some praise in Pat Padua’s Spectrum Culture 3.2 star review of the album:
“This isn’t a trip to the dazzling cornucopia of the modern grocery store, but a descent into a commercial hellscape, with a quick succession of shimmering blips suggesting a nightmarish aural vision of the checkout aisle.”
Padua also calls the album a “a dense and frequently unsettling anthology.” Read the full review on the site!
“It’s a concept album about visiting the Department of Motor Vehicles, and it mirrors the agitation and unease many feel there. It’s clubby, ambient, expansive and weird. I like it.”
Read the full review here along with words on John Beltran, Cloak, Pamcy, Forest Management, Litt, Oracula, Juarta Putra, D. Strange and Golden Chorale.
Bandcloud also played my song “What Penumbras” off Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets on his Dublin Digital Radio show last week; you can hear the full show, including tracks by Kings of Tomorrow, Diplo, Low Normal, Mischa Lively, Ten Years Lost, and more, over on Mixcloud:
My very fast, very giddy acceptance speech at the Independent Music Awards in June is now on YouTube…
Another review of Strategic Tape Reserve’s ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets, with these thoughts on my track:
“If I heard a plastic rock spewing “What Penumbras” by Elizabeth Joan Kelly, I’d be intrigued; it’s like space age music performed by drunken shopping carts.”
Thanks Richard! Read the full review over at A Closer Listen.
ShopLand World: Music for a Discovery Park of Miniature Supermarkets is out today on the wonderful Strategic Tape Reserve label. Help support Eamon’s dreams of building a miniature supermarket theme park, and listen t 25 solid bangers along the way, all for the low low price of $3.36 USD for digital download or $5.60 USD for a BEYOOTIFUL cassette. Make sure to check out my contribution, “What Penumbras,” at track 2!