TRACK REVIEW: Jenny Lascelles – Inertia | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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An initial sparse arrangement, with Jenny Lascelles’ front-and-centre double tracked vocals anchored by an understated beat and minimalist piano, is swiftly swept up by a crashing wave of thundering drums and distorted guitar into the gloriously cinematic splendour of Intertia. The track immediately calls to mind the dusty, celluloid-shot grit of Portishead, with an arrangement that would sit right at home on a soundtrack of a dark thriller or an espionage caper.

It’s a sturdy foundation for Jenny’s phenomenal vocals, which are the perfect channel for the dark, cryptic lyrics which weave amongst the rumbling low piano notes, the tense palm-muted guitars and the wonderful sonic touches that drift in and out of the mix. All in all, it’s a glorious experience.

 

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