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Jennifer Terran (check out Jennifer's web-site)
2000 (CD) Grizelda-120002= $16 (postage paid)
CRUEL TO BUY
(CD) HI-118= $16 (postage paid)
(EP-CD) Grizelda/Household Ink-18968= $15 (postage paid)
1. Introduction 2. Rabbit 3. Junk Drawer 4. The Ride 5. The Split 6. New Age Credits 7. You Are (Thank Yous) 8. Don't Say...
WORDS FROM THE PRESS
"Jennifer Terran sounds as if her singing might be herself. It's not that she bleeds all over the floor, though she's plenty intense. Her songs (self-written and self-pianized) just seem to comes from a specific place, with strong melodies that take natural but unexpected turns. They're about love, hate, whatever, it doesn't matter, the only thing that does is that there was a personal reason for them to exist. To deliver them, Terran happens to possess a remarkable soprano, and a level of control over it equal to that of a young Joni Mitchell. Her album Cruel (Grizelda/Household Ink), with its clean, intimate arrangements and fine songs like the title one and "L.A. 101," is worth the search. She's just a singer from Southern California, but she shows that that can be something very interesting."
--Greg Burk, L.A. Weekly
"When I first heard this disc, I was captivated by the power of your voice and the songwriting..."
--Chris Douridas, on KCRWs "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (From an interview with Terran, 1-9-97)
"...as ambitious and complete an album as any record released anywhere, far and away the best locally-produced CD of the year...she's not stingy with the melodies, when the subject calls for musical beauty. Cruel is a resolutely compelling album of rare grace and uncompromising passion."
--Steven Libowitz, Santa Barbara News-Press
"The album successfully captures the absolute originality of Jennifer Terran. Her musical ability seems virtually limitless. The production is an immaculate study in subtlety, rage, and grace, exploring all the possibilities of Jennifers verve, mapping the emotional content of the songs, and elucidating the soft dynamics inherent in Jennifers music... There is a quality to her music that is like that of artists such as Tori Amos and Jane Siberry. But there is no mistaking Jennifers individuality within this genre."
--Mark Fahey, Santa Barbara Independent
"If you love Tori Amos, then J.T. will knock you out. Her voice is better, her songs have more beauty...piano-spun folk, along with her power delivery..."
--San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune
"Like a post-modern Janis Joplin with a degree."
--Andrew Broomhead, Santa Barbara Independent
"Terran makes P.J. Harvey sound like a choir girl."
--Santa Barbara News-Press
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