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AHE-05 PRUDENCE TEACUP - Where All The Little Songs Go When They Die - LP: $15 / CDR: $7
The debut album by Prudence Teacup is a song cycle rather than a traditional album. With over 18 songs on the album the music moves as one piece. It's a scrapbook of song poems, field recordings, lullabies, and bedroom anthems all lovingly recorded and produced by Alfra Martini. Somewhere between the primitive explorations of Ariel Pink and the dreamy cabaret music of Julee Cruz, Prudence Teacup is a startling original voice who walks a tight rope between vintage song stylings and modern sound collage. This limited edition LP or CD comes with an illustrated lyric book.
Prudence Teacup, aka Alfra Martini, writes lullabies for heroes and sinners. She has been called a “reluctant chanteuse” as she often avoids the stage, preferring the quiet hermitage of a cramped room. Her music weaves antique melodies within electronic soundscapes. There is a genuine playfulness in the way she arranges her songs. The music isn't labored over but rather laid out in a broad expressionistic style. Primitively plucked classical guitars ring out over layers of percussion and midi-instruments. Ghostly sounds envelope her voice, which she expertly layers with splendidly odd harmonies. Fall and redemption, venom and balm, myth and truth all collide in the hiss of her homespun recordings.