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Bethany


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Electronic alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, Bethany (EP, 2004)

See also:

Bethany Lacktorin's performance art site

CDBaby's page for Bethany

Comparisons:

Björk with a touch of Susan Court in the vocals

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Her press says:
Borrowed beats from broken toys, broken hearts, lost things found again Bethany has emerged with a subtle yet provocative take on electronic pop. 'Wildly extreme even bizarre with a very inward, incredibly personal voice.' (David Harrington; Kronos Quartet).
Umm, yes. Sort of lounge-y with soft, dreamy-but-edgy vocals and heavy percussion. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

We believe the Bethany EP is her sole release to date

Recordings:

Bethany (EP, 2004)

Bethany EP

Release info:

2004

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of the unique

Group members:

Bethany Lacktorin

Guest artists:

Dave Olson—techno
Aaron Barnell—percussion loops
NikChicken—drums (2)

Comments:

Crooning, whispery, moody half-talking layered vocals over interesting and odd percussion. Only five tracks but still somehow impressive. Just on the verge of being experimental, but not toppling over. Very interesting. (Neile)

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