Garment District, The "Flowers Telegraphed to All Parts of the World" Orange LP (2023)
Details: The Garment District "Flowers Telegraphed to All Parts of the World" Orange LP (HHBTM Records, 2023). RIYL: Free Design, Os Mutantes, Broadcast, Library Music
Description: “There’s not a lot of music I can think of that sounds like The Garment District. Check that: there’s actually quite a bit of music that sounds like parts of what The Garment District does, but I cannot think of anyone who puts it all together and steers it down such weird paths, like Jennifer Baron. Her patient concoctions have definite rock and pop leanings, but everything inside is skewed, tilted, and curved, all pointed in directions that it feels like no one else would see or shoot for.”--Marc Masters, The Out Door
"... With nine distinct songs clocking in at 45 minutes, the album invites you to sing, dance or reflect. ...catchy as they are, the songs are not simple: they veer, they loop and they ruminate. At moments, the music feels mysterious and even clairvoyant, like it is channeling the spirits of a distant, secret past.
It should not come as a surprise to behold such intricate beauty coming from the hands of Jennifer Baron, who has deep roots in independent music, including being a founding member of The Ladybug Transistor (Merge Records), and having worked with English musicians Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum) and Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities). The Garment District brings Baron’s extended musical circle to the fore by featuring her cousin, Lucy Blehar (on Lead Vocals), Gary Olson (The Ladybug Transistor), Kyle Forester (Crystal Stilts), and Shivika Asthana (Papas Fritas). Adding to the sonic depth are contributions from Jennifer’s close collective of musicians, Dan Koshute, Corry Drake, and Sean Finn. ...The sound is unique, and for all its complexity, the music is never fussy or pretentious."
Grade: M (new stock)