In the Parlor With the Moon
We are Jeneric
In the Parlor with the Moon
Release date: 26 April, 2008
Label: B3nson Records
Format: CD LP (B3008)
RIYL: Devendra Banhart, Nick Drake,the Bowerbirds.
In the Parlor With the Moon from We are Jeneric is their second official B3nson release. Recorded entirely in the month of February 2008 for the RPM Challenge, (http://www.rpmchallenge.com/) the storybook songs on the self-recorded and produced In the Parlor With the Moon showcase the chameleonic vocals of Eric Krans and Jen O’Connor, whose multi-instrumental musicianship brings an epic nature to this collection. Violin, nylon stringed guitars, brass, natural imagery, and symphonic percussion evoke with passion and charm the theme of In the Parlor With the Moon; hopeful arrivals and the sadness of leaving.
Described as “melodically mind-blowing” and “like… an old funeral parlor… surrounded by melting candles shoved inside old wine bottles, clocks that don’t tell time, and great big giant mirrors taken from grand but abandoned train stations,” We are Jeneric has honed their distinctive sound while dabbling in a dizzying array of musical styles.
1. Le Retour
2. On the Sidewalk in the Evening
3. Oolong Tea
4. The Wind
5. In the Parlor with the Moon
6. On the Second Day of April 1489
7. O Albany We Hope
8. The Heaviest Year
9. Both of Our Sake
10. Like the Dawn in the Morning
11. The Leavings
12. To the Children of Muu Baan Pri Char Who are Playing Outside my Window