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Stephanie Rearick


Country of origin:

U.S

Type of music generally:

Experimental alternative pop

Status:

Most recent release, every thing everything (2015)

See also:

Stephanie Rearick's site

Stephanie Rearick's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Jane Siberry, Veda Hille, Tom Waits, Amanda Palmer

Covers/own material:

Own and covers and other's lyrics

General comments:

Stephanie Rearick plows an individual path through the music business. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Any

Recordings:


Democracy

Release info:

2007—uvulittle Records—uvu 304

Availability:

See uvulittle Records

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Stephanie Rearick—vocals, piano, trumpet

Produced by:

Stephanie Rearick, and Stephanie Rearick with Edward Reardon, Jon Hain

Comments:

A most odd record and I mean that positively. Rearick plays individual music, and she sounds mostly like herself. One minute she hammers at the piano and the next she delicately plays it. She gives Leonard Cohen's "Democracy" a dark reading and also covers The Beatles originally. She's clearly an artist with her own vision. She has a great voice and her piano skills are impressive. This album deals with democracy and the lack thereof wonderfully. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Up The Wall

Release info:

2011—uvulittle Records—uvu 305

Availability:

See uvulittle Records

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Stephanie Rearick—vocals, keyboards

Guest artists:

Christ Wagoner—cello (8)
Mary Gaines—violin (8)

Produced by:

Edward Reardon

Comments:

Stephanie Rearick returns and her original view of the world is intact. As before she mixes covers with her own songs to great effect. "Up the wall" looks at economics and is wonderfully accomplished. "Lithe and Blithe" is a complex song, rendered lightly and with confidence. "Windmills of your mind", once sung by Dusty Springfield gets an individual reading, as does "Toy Boat" by Yoko Ono. Rearick's made another great album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Dreamworld

Release info:

2013—uvulittle Records—uvu 306

Availability:

See uvulittle Records

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Stephanie Rearick

Produced by:

Jon Hain and Stephanie Rearick

Comments:

Stephanie Rearick returns with a more accessible set of songs than before, which is not to say she's lost her edge. She's just channeling her vision a little differently this time.
     "I can hear you" is Laurie Anderson gone pop, and it's a joyful sound.
     "Skin" is a beautiful song, Rearick in a very bouncy mood. It's catchy and should be a hit in a fairer universe. Leonard Cohen's "Democracy" gets a new reading, Rearick taking an original slant on the classic song.
     It's an album that proves her an inspired artist as always. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

every thing everything

Release info:

2015—uvulittle Records—uvu 307

Availability:

See uvulittle Records

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Stephanie Rearick

Comments:

Stephanie Rearick returns with a new album, and it's as unique and spellbinding as before.
     "Whenever you're alive" is a dreamy, complex song that recalls Laurie Anderson.
     "Lullaby from a Weird Place" is a dark yet positive song with a glorious piano part.
     The closing "Everyone singing" is a joyous and powerful song. It's as fitting a closer as any.
     It's a great album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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