Step right up and meet the astounding Zeena Parkins, the world's greatest electric harpist. Forget about angelic choirs; Parkins cites Jimi Hendrix as a major inspiration, and her harp work is similarly explosive, often blurring into fuzz-distorted terrain. Parkins is a lightning bolt of a performer, and a much sought-after collaborator; she works frequently with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Jim O'Rourke, and has recorded and toured with Courtney Love & Hole, Yoko Ono and Björk. Recorded in 1992, Nightmare Alley was Parkins? first solo release and the first CD on Table Of The Elements. A hypnotic classic, it lures the listener into a parallel world of sensations ? one that is disorienting and surreal, strangely pleasurable and more than a little dangerous. Step inside if you dare ? you won't believe your ears! Lavishly packaged in a wood box, with new artwork and liner notes by journalist Steve Dollar.