JENNIFER GENTLE

JENNIFER GENTLE (BACKWARDS)

JENNIFER GENTLE - JENNIFER GENTLE 137623
Format:
2 LP
Release:
13.12.2019
Label:
BACKWARDS
Genre:
Rock
Kat.-Nr.:
137623
Barcode:
5055869570589
Jennifer Gentle are one of the most idiosyncratic Italian bands ever. Led by singer, guitarist and sometimes only member Marco Fasolo, they started as slightly stoned-out-of-their-minds teens equally able to manage short psych pop explosions and 20-minute brain melting freakouts.

They recorded a couple of self-released albums that raised some interest abroad and became the first Italian band to sign to Sub Pop, releasing two critically acclaimed albums in quick succession: 2005's Valende followed in 2007 by the much darker and convoluted The Midnight Room (described in a Mojo review as "Syd Barrett lost in a 20's Berlin cabaret").

With US and UK tours under their belt and their music on Rough Trade and Mojo compilations, Jennifer Gentle went on to play also on BBC radio shows and partecipated to several festivals including Green ManFestivals in the UK on main stage..

After 2008, Marco Fasolo preferred to concentrate on production and soundtrack work. He came back in 2013 with the Universal Daughters' album Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me, a beautifully heart-breaking charity project involving collaborations with the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Alan Vega, Gavin Friday, Chris Robinson, Ed Harcourt and more.

Now it's 2019 and Marco Fasolo and Jennifer Gentle are officially back with their new, self-titled album.

Immaculately produced by Fasolo himself, it's a sprawling, full-bodied release touching all of Fasolo's musical obsessions: it effortlessly bounces from a breezy soul glam, goofy funk, intricate baroque ballads, Joe Meek-like instrumentals and the trademark JG zippy psychedelia, without ever losing its focus on mood and detailed song construction.

By far their most complete and accessible album, Jennifer Gentle is above all an immersive listening experience and new evidence of Fasolo's songwriting, aranging and producing unique abilities: a sometimes pensive, sometimes joyful musical parade to be absorbed as a whole.

Here it is, hoping you are going to love it too.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. OSCURO
  • 1.2. JUST BECAUSE
  • 1.3. BEAUTIFUL GIRL
  • 1.4. LOVE YOU JOE
  • 1.5. TEMPTATION
  • 1.6. GUILTY
  • 1.7. ARGENTO
  • 1.8. ONLY IN HEAVEN
  • 1.9. DO YOU HEAR ME NOW
  • 1.10. YOU KNOW WHY
  • 1.11. MORE THAN EVER
  • 1.12. SWINE HERD
  • 1.13. SPECTRUM
  • 1.14. WHAT IN THE WORLD
  • 1.15. MY INNER SELF
  • 1.16. WHERE ARE YOU
  • 1.17. THEME