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FASCINOMA / Press

“Welcome to Alanna Lin’s world of the unexplained. Let’s start with the name of her soulful folk project -- Fascinoma. "It’s medical slang for unexpected and inexplicable recovery," she says on the phone from [Los Angeles], where she studies at the California School of the Arts. "I like the idea of the miraculous and inexplicable." She says it was providence that enabled her to record her demo disc. Somebody she ran into just knew she could sing and offered her studio time. Listening to Lin’s music, though, you get the feeling that talent may have gotten in the way of pure luck. She’s got a ton of pure vocal technique, and she applies it deftly to her intense, emotionally charged songs. Her smoky voice, wrapped around her bluesy compositions, sucks you in so fast that her [...] personal narratives don’t hurt a bit. ”

“Singer-songwriter Alanna Lin (Fascinoma) was flying under the radar until her song “I’m Walking This Road Because You Stole My Car (Don’t Go)” was featured on an episode of Fox’s animated series ‘American Dad’ [. . .] Her voice reminds me of Cat Power’s earlier work mixed with Feist & Dido influences. She proves that she is no one hit wonder [with] Key Tracks: Who’s Gonna To Love You, Don’t Break My Best Friend, I Shot Neil Young, Jesus Comes Back As A Homeless Man Who Thinks He’s Jesus, Sad Feeling, This Is Good”

"The delicious intersection of tragedy and comedy in matters of heart hardly gets tastier. . ."

“What [holds] the audience’s rapt attention [is] that mix of guileless innocence and remarkable savvy. Her folk strums and song lyrics are buoyed by a warm alto and complex melodies which twist words just so, words that otherwise might sound too naked, too simple.”

Franklin Soults - The Cleveland Free Times