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-  Label: 'Spinning Head Records'
-  Genre: 'Trip-Hop' -  Release Date: '14th April 2017'

Our Rating:
Vine features more ethereal, ambient trip hop electronica designed to soothe worried brows around the globe.

The formula may be familiar but, fortunately, the artist is not simply going through the motions.

The album is Jen Gloeckner's third and her first new material for seven years.

She was raised on the shores of Dubuque, Iowa and lists the flowing waters of the Mississippi among her influences.
The album was mixed by Brian McTear at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia but, amazingly, it was recorded in the artist's bedroom.

Despite this, there's certainly nothing remotely lo-fi about the sound. The immersive, shape-shifting strands of the eleven tunes embrace and envelop the listener.

The sleepy theme of Counting Sheep might induce a "half awake, half asleep" state but more dynamic tracks like Firefly (War Dance) and Prayers ensure that any soporific effects are limited.

The sensual vocals add the necessary warmth and personality to this impressive album in which the richness, depth and diversity of the arrangements is a tribute to Gloeckner's dedication and an illustration of just how far digital technology has progressed.
Jen Gloeckner's website
  author: Martin Raybould

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