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Sweven continues on the odd, misshapen path Brooke Waggoner began to explore on 2013's Originator. Waggoner isn't so much interested in the destination as she is in the journey and, consequently, Sweven can feel a little bit formless as it flits from schizoid rockers and twinkling instrumental interludes to fully formed orchestral pop. Clearly, some of these tracks are meant as nothing more than vehicles to set the mood, functional aural sketches that keep the album slightly off-kilter. As the record winds along, the settings turn expansive, relying on strings and double-tracked vocals, arrangements that suggest an ever-opening world while also functioning as a counterpoint to the album's frenetic beginning. If the two halves don't quite match exactly or if the songs deliberately evade instead of hook, the atmosphere remains alluring, as does the suggestion that Sweven is headed in directions Brooke Waggoner never intended to go.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/15/2016
Label: Swoon Moon Music
UPC: 0859715189988
catalogNumber: 8998
Rank: 140549

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brooke Waggoner   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals,fender rhodes
Jack Jezzro   Double Bass
David Davidson   Violin
Betsy Lamb   Viola
Zach Casebolt   Violin
Matt Slocum   Cello
Brad Odum   Drums
Byron Binkley   Spoken Word
Juan Solarzano   Electric Bass
Philip Waggoner   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Bobby Shin   Engineer
Logan Matheny   Engineer
Brooke Waggoner   Composer,Poetry,Producer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements,Instrumentation
Darren Phipps   Engineer
Kyle Rictor   Engineer
Philip Waggoner   Engineer

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