Genre/Influences: Cinematographic, dream-pop.
Content: It’s not that easy to precisely catch the sound of this artist, but her work clearly reminds me of Lana Del Rey. There’s a similar sensibility mixing a sound moving in between a kind of dream-pop and soundtrack music. Electronics and guitar are in perfect balance while a few guitar passages sound pretty psychedelic-like.
Most of the songs are quite evasive and driven by slow rhythms, but “Vine” also reveals a few more danceable cuts. On top of the music you’ll hear the sensual timbre of voice of Jen Gloeckner.
+ + + : “Vine” sounds sweet and sensual-like, but I especially like the global production, which is not stereotypical. Jen Gloeckner is an artist with a very own sound DNA, which is accessible for a wider audience. The songs are well-crafted and the production of the vocals clearly is one of the main strengths of “Vine”. I have a little preference for the psychedelic guitar passage running through “Breathe”, the more danceable-like “Prayers” and “Row With Flow”, which simply is a pure and beautiful song. Last, but not least I also have to say a word about the artistic digipak.
– – – : The sound formula is not that new, but efficient although somewhat repetitive after a while. A few cuts are maybe a bit too sugar-sweet for my taste.
Conclusion: If you don’t know yet Jen Gloeckner, this album will give you the opportunity to discover a talented and creative artist.
Best songs: “Row With The Flow”, “Prayers”, “Breathe”, “Ginger ale”, “Vine”.