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Monday, Feb. 8, 2010

Jen Gloeckner

Mouth of Mars

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On her second album, Jen Gloeckner digresses occasionally into the elastic whiplash chords of rock, or slips into a harsh-tongued vocal emulation of Americana. Mostly, Mouth of Mars is a layered, largely acoustic sequence of soundscapes involving febrile and agitated strings, percussive echoes and surreal lyricism. A talented explorer of darkness, Gloeckner conjures up dreamy, disturbing webs of sound.