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Jenny Magnus


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Musical theater pop

Status:

Most recent release, Songs from Shows [dimwit mandatory observations of an orchestrated catastrophe] (2008)

See also:

Jenny Magnus's site

uvulittle Records' site

See The Ectophiles' Guide's entry for Maestro Subgum and the Whole, a previous project of Jenny Magnus

Comparisons:

Tom Waits, Veda Hille

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Jenny Magnus makes compelling and strange music. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Songs from Shows [dimwit mandatory observations of an orchestrated catastrophe] is the first we've heard

Recordings include:

Songs from Shows [dimwit mandatory observations of an orchestrated catastrophe] (2008)

Songs from Shows [dimwit mandatory observations of an orchestrated catastrophe]

Release info:

2008—uvulittle Records—UVU-401

Availability:

See Jenny Magnus's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jenny Magnus—paper fan, leather gloves, snare drum, digital recorder, grand piano, kleenex box, electric toothbrush, bell, Lena's crockery, bass drum, floor tom, xylette, flute, Lena's busted casio, coins, tablas, crummy old piano, barrel rolling down the ball, ukulele, vase, boots, floor sqeaks, Russian dolls, records, manual typewriter, kid's xylophone, farfisa, timpani, busted organ, matches, Swedish door knocker, voices

Comments:

Jenny Magnus performs pretty weird and theatrical songs on this record. These mostly short songs have an appeal even outside the theatre, since they are edgy and literate. Any comparison seems foolish, but there's a touch of Tom Waits to her restless experimentation and a flavour of Veda Hille. And how can you not like a record where someone plays a paper fan? (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


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