Centrifics: Vinyl LPFIRELP657
Label: Fire Records
Release Date: 16th September
Ridiculous how good Marina's songwriting is, disgraceful how good her voice is, like Joni Mitchell range and emotion, the production on this is absolutely lush and just something you want to sink into, the hooks are just so clever and addicting you just want to gorge on it and listen to little else. We're going to be obsessed with this record, reckon you should get on it.
For those who dig: good songs.
LA-based musician Marina Allen’s spectacular debut proper and follow up to last years acclaimed 18 minute mini-opus, ‘Candlepower’. ‘Centrifics’ is a joyful collection of observations and questions about the self, the world, and how they interact. Awe-inspiring reflections accompany mesmerizing melodies while Allen’s extraordinary range and depth of singing showcases a wide array of influences from Karen Carpenter to Karen Dalton, from Joanna Newsom to Fiona Apple, from Cate Le Bon to Waxahatchee, via Meredith Monk and the New York avant-garde. Produced, engineered and mixed by Chris Cohen. Co-engineered by Jonny Kosmo.