Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations

by Jenn Taiga

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Evergreen My favorite material, thus far, from Jenn Taiga. This album, to put it simply, is a whole journey. The first half of this album is meditative in a way, with enthralling arpeggios and mellotron--all culminating in something that feels like spells are being conjured. The second half is where Jenn really shows her prog and noise influences, quite beautifully. All of which comes together into a record that is monolithic, cohesive, and otherworldly. Highly recommended.
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Cat Temper This album is a real adventure. Elements of kosmiche, space, dungeon synth and even industrial combined in an epic sonic journey.
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EU Distro copies available via True Cult Records: truecultrecords.bandcamp.com/merch/jenn-taiga-lunar-nocturnes-and-esoteric-incantations-gold-cassette

"(Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations) demonstrates that there are more ways to be aggressive than to simply bludgeon the listener over the head, and that sustained low-level anxiety can be just as vicious as anything else...It could well be some lost artifact from the early 70’s, and I hope that fans of this style of music recognise this as the compliment that it is intended to be."- Stuart Wain, Astral Noize astralnoizeuk.com/2021/06/04/review-jenn-taiga-lunar-nocturnes-and-esoteric-incantations/

"For me, Jenn Taiga is one of the ultimate musicians in the world of synth compositions. Never afraid to venture out beyond a single genre, Jenn Taiga pulls from a wide array of musical aspects to create a sound of her own. Although there is a huge amount of influence from retro synth styles, it’s the polished, modern take on electronic song writing that makes this (and other Jenn Taiga albums) stand out. Whereas ‘Plight’ was in my Top Ten synth album of 2020, there is no doubt that ‘Lunar Nocturnes And Esoteric Incantations’ will be in my Top Ten list for 2021."- The Dungeon in Deep Space thedungeonindeepspace.com/2021/06/23/multi-genre-synth-extraordinaire-jenn-taiga-cultivates-a-nostalgic-collection-of-deft-anthems-on-lunar-nocturnes-and-esoteric-incantations/

"From the radiant opening of "Six of Swords" to the grand finale "...As Our Offerings Rise to the Heavens," Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations offers a release that is both personal for the artist and mystical for its listener. With influences ranging from Klaus Schulze to various winter synth musicians, Jenn Taiga walks a path that is without time or discernible space."- Jonathan Karbon, Invisible Oranges: www.invisibleoranges.com/jenn-taiga-stream-interview/

"There are really two distinct sides, with Lunar Nocturnes presenting a mellower, dreamier approach, followed by the spite and aggression of Esoteric Incantations.The result is a diverse album full of surprises, entirely engaging, and full of many layers of emotion and passion. I highly recommend it!"- Hayduke, Mosh Pit Nation: www.moshpitnation.com/track-stream-jenn-taiga-king-of-swords/

"Not many albums can serve as revelation and entertainment, teacher and confidante, mystical portal and emotional rescue, yet Lunar Nocturnes and Esoteric Incantations manages all this and more. Massachusetts dwelling synthesizer magic-user Jenn Taiga charts course for one of the most highly memorable musical destinations of 2021, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. Light and dark, welcoming and inhospitable…sometimes in the same song. A deep meditation and major statement."- Morgan Evans, Metal Riot: metalriot.com/news/band-spotlight-jenn-taiga/

“Six of Swords” originally appearing on “Apostils Against Hegemony, Vol. 1: Transitive Properties” via Akashic Envoy Records. “Justice” originally appearing on “Dungeon Synth Cult: Compilation III”. “Braziers are Burning” originally appearing on “NOISE IS POLITICAL 2020” compillation via Helena Ford.

Equipment: Moog Subsequent 37, Moog Minitaur, Moog Minifooger Delay (x2), Nord Lead 2x, Korg Krome 61, Korg ARP Odyssey, Maestro PS-1A, Ross D/P Combination, Arturia Beatstep Pro

Jenn would like to thank Kelsey Birk, Sarah Allen Reed, Tridroid Records and all affiliated bands, Marie McAuliffe, Sierra “Captain Jade” Aisling, Phranick + Naginah, The Dungeon in Deep Space, Nicholas Eidolon, the Electro-Music.com fam, and all of the pretty girls for their support, inspiration, and encouragement.

This album is dedicated to the bigots and haters who have tried to gatekeep, ridicule, and otherwise stand against me. May your tears continue to sustain me forevermore.

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released June 4, 2021

All songs written, performed, and recorded by Jenn Taiga

Album art by Sarah Allen Reed. Cassette layout by Melissa C. Kelly. Logo by Chris Phoenix.

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Jenn Taiga South Hadley, Massachusetts

Hailing from the forests of western Massachusetts, Jenn Taiga combines an array of synthesizers with a background in classical music and inspired ear for the phantasmal to create eerie soundscapes and blistering melodies. Combining influences from Berlin School, Progressive Rock, and Dungeon Synth, Jenn aims to conjure visions of Chthonic madness and psychosexual insanity. ... more

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