Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock
Asheville dream-pop ensemble Stephanie's Id return with their sophomore ""CD Grus americanus,"" another collection of beautiful electronic soul built around Stephanie Morgan's lush, ethereal voice. The first single ""Unmis... more »
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Asheville dream-pop ensemble Stephanie's Id return with their sophomore ""CD Grus americanus,"" another collection of beautiful electronic soul built around Stephanie Morgan's lush, ethereal voice. The first single ""Unmistakably Love"" is already in heavy rotation on influential station WNCW, and (as of July 2007) the band is 1 of 6 finalists in the Biore/Gen Art New Artist Contest out of over 2000 entries. Long known for their histrionic live shows, Stephanie's Id have been dubbed ""Asheville's most eligible contenders for worldwide stardom"" by the Asheville Indie.
Indie Pop Virtuosity
Eric Rufa | Hendersonville, NC | 09/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The title of Stephanie's Id's latest release, "Grus Americanus", is taken from the (slightly modified) scientific name for the highly endangered whooping crane. The similar fragility of the species, "ALBUM", has been ushered in by the era of the digital download, which has been the trumpet call of judgment day for the music industry.
Artists who wish to avoid the path of the Dexis Midnight Runner DoDo bird should take heed of the Darwinist tendencies in the music biz to consume and purge. "Grus Americanus" is a meticulously produced, handcrafted work of art that stands out in a world of sweat-shop rock. It is to be savored. It wants to be digested. From the foreboding introductory piece "Wash us Down with Sea Saline" to the wistfully playful closing track "Bounce," Stephanie's Id manages to seamlessly traverse the bridge from one emotion to the next.
With their latest release, Stephanie's Id proves that there are musicians out there who still care about the listenability of their album from start to finish. Don't just download a song or two. Listen to "Grus Americanus" in its entirety, with a thought and a prayer of nursing the ALBUM back from the brink of extinction.