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All things beautiful are destructive, too, and Jen Gloeckner provides a taste of both in “Mouth of Mars” (2009), the long-awaited follow-up to “Miles Away” (Gloeckner’s debut album released in Europe through One Little Indian Records UK in 2005). MOJO Music Magazine in London has described Gloeckner’s sound as “spell-weaving…different, dark, ethereal, funky; an alluring big-sky, small-room mystery.” As in “Miles Away,” Gloeckner home-recorded “Mouth of Mars” in her bright orange upstairs-bedroom-turned-studio, and its “big-sky” themes are evident in more than the album’s title. Her new release is an instinct-driven exploration of primal emotion, where minimal lyrics and layers of sound evoke a universal, gut-level knowledge of desire, separation, and the sacred connection of souls.
Jen has received several great reviews in many top music publications including Relix, Bust and The Big Takeover. Jen was also recently featured on the CMJ.com website, and her feature was one of the most viewed features for the month of July. Jen's track "Die" was also included on the July 2011 Sampler CD in Relix Magazine. Jen also recorded a Daytrotter session in 2011.