Plight

by Jenn Taiga

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Kirk Gauthier
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Kirk Gauthier These two tracks are excellent and remind me of the score to “Stranger Things.” A very creepy ‘80s synth vibe here with touches of spacey psych influences. Highly recommended. Favorite track: Solivagant.
Nikolas Wolff
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Nikolas Wolff Sometimes I feel I don't have enough synth in my life. When I feel this way, I pop on Plight. As I listen I become synchronized & arpeggiated with the universe and it's truths.

Great album, great synths & a fresh perspective on the prog I crave. Favorite track: Solivagant.
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Very nice synths. Yes. Favorite track: Solivagant.
Oakenhelm
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Oakenhelm Synth sorceress Jenn Taiga presents two epic, dizzying tracks fusing a multitude of genres. Jenn is one of the most technically accomplished musicians adjacent to the dungeon synth scene, though her compositions possess skilled musicianship without the self-indulgence common in the prog scene.

a killer album, with killer art, by a killer woman. what more do you need?

also now I know what solivagant means, so bonus thanks Favorite track: Solivagant.
Weirding
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Weirding Plug your brain in and download another reality everytime you listen to this album. Favorite track: Solivagant.
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"Jenn Taiga has created an extremely special album with ‘Plight’. With hints of retro, Berlin School influence from artists such as Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream, as well as progressive space rock from the 70’s, there are also modern twist and turns to keep the sound fresh and relevant. This album does an excellent job of absorbing the listener and emerging them into a completely different world for it’s forty three minute duration." - The Dungeon in Deep Space

thedungeonindeepspace.com/2020/06/28/the-genre-eclipsing-progressive-synth-compositions-on-jenn-taigas-plight-are-nothing-short-of-extraordinary/

"...even if you’re not a fan of synth music, anyone who appreciates dark tones and psychedelic melodies is going to find something to appreciate here. These songs don’t ever become boring or stale. There’s enough going on in each one to keep your attention, especially if it’s your introduction to the style. And if you are a fan of synth music, this is definitely going to be worth your time to dig into." Nine Circles

ninecircles.co/2020/04/26/rainbows-in-the-dark-jenn-taiga-plight/

"There's this cosmic, space-fantasy vibe going on here, and I fucking love that...it puts you in this weird, uneasy, but almost exciting mindset. It feels like a melding of new age and progressive rock... The entire buildup of the songwriting is incredible, it's like this neon-soaked landscape that soaks you up as you listen to it." - Analog Dungeon

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"Jenn Taiga somehow manages to ride that ever-thin line between predictable and not with nothing more than a small army of well-tempered synthesizers--two Korgs, two Moogs, and a small smattering of pedals, and nothing more. The entire ensemble hums with nervous energy, the repeated rhythms and phrases maintaining their familiarity while never succumbing to repetitiveness, the shining heights of the tones mirror brightly against the anxious hum of the lower notes"- The Forest At Night

www.theforestatnight.com/2020/03/track-review-and-premiere-jenn-taiga.html

"it’s a delight to hear something that’s totally different in its retro-futuristic and synth-heavy styles, that, whilst still recalling the late 70’s and early 80’s, it does so in a way that captures the most forward-thinking elements of that time. Such is the case with Plight by synthesizer wizard Jenn Taiga. Drawing heavily from the Berlin school of electronic music, with a heavy dash of psychedelica, Plight is a captivating record that simultaneously conjures up visions of technological dystopia whilst railing against such nightmares." - The Sound Not The Word

thesoundnottheword.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/review-jenn-tiaga-plight/

credits

released March 27, 2020

Tape version available via TriDroid Records: tridroid.bandcamp.com/album/plight

All songs were written and performed by Jenn Taiga.

Recorded live on March 31st, 2019 by Mark Allen Miller at Sonelab, in Easthampton MA.

Album art by Sarah Allen Reed.

Instruments and pedals used: Moog Little Phatty Stage 2, 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

Warmest thanks go out to Kelsey “A Chinchilla” Birk, Lisa Bella Donna, Colin Henneberry, Wesley Jillson, Michael F. Dailey, Jr., Kaia Bergsohn, Maureen Murphy, Sophie and the members of ALE-Force, and everyone else who has provided me support, encouragement, and inspiration.

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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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