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Jenn Vix


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal rock

Status:

Most recent release, Strange Buildings (EP featuring John Ashton, 2015)

See also:

Jenn Vix's Facebook page

Jenn Vix's BandCamp site

Jenn Vix's ReverbNation page

Comparisons:

Anna Domino. (Neile)

the cocteau twins are a good reference point, though jenn isn't as ephemeral—i think her music is more meaty. (woj@smoe.org)

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Synth-based pop rock with an expressive, deep, rich voice weaving in the midst of the instruments. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Any

Recordings:


Jenn Vix

Release info:

1993—umbrella dimension—VIX 001

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended for ethereal fans

Group members:

Jenn Vix—throat, bass, guitar, guitar noise, keyboards

Guest artists:

Dorian James—guitar
Michael Robeiro—guitar noise

Produced by:

Jenn Vix

Comments:

Mellow and electronic, but well worth a listen, especially for the song, "Devils Chasing Angels". Manages to get beyond the electronic sameness of similar albums. (Neile)

i think it's quite good, if somewhat samey from song to song. the disc is pretty yummy if you're into the fuzzy, big-bass, ethereal thang (such as i am). (woj@smoe.org)

It sounds moody, dark and interesting. The bad side is that it's only 29 minutes long. (kyrlidis@earthlink.net)


Hope Springs Nocturnal

Release info:

1998—Umbrella Music—VIX-002

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jenn Vix—vocals, bass, electronic drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar

Guest artists:

Robert Leonardo—drums, percussion, tire rim
Rick Tavares—guitar
Steve Lavalee—guitar
Ray "Zor" Vasc—guitar

Produced by:

Jenn Vix

Comments:

This is much more rock-oriented than her first album, and it also is an album that took me a while to get into until by mistake I put it on when the stereo was really cranked up—suddenly the album came into its own. This is a lot of fun lyrically and musically and shows off Jenn Vix's rough-ish strong voice. The songs are varied but quite driven. Still a lot of electronic background sound. It's not polished as far as her vocals or the production goes, but gains a lot of energy from that. (Neile)

3

Release info:

2003—Umberella Music Company—UMB-Cix003

Availability:

Unknown

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jenn Vix—voice, synths, bass, electronic drums, guitar

Guest artists:

Ryan Tassone—guitar on 3 tracks

Produced by:

Robert Leonardo, Todd Ouellet, Jenn Vix

Comments:

Dark, moody, atmospheric, melodic. It leans toward the Gothic but the synths give it lift. The songs here feel more similar in tone, of a piece with one another, smoother, than in Hope Springs Nocturnal. This is also perhaps a little more polished than Hope Springs Nocturnal but it still has a DIY energy. (Neile)

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