12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Georgia native Kaki King’s instrumental prowess has been on display since her 2003 debut album Everybody Loves You, and on 2006’s …Until We Felt Red, King expanded her palette even wider, adding atmospheric vocals, horns and pedal steel guitars, drawing further attention from Sean Penn who featured her work in his film Into the Wild, and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl who added her to his instrumental arsenal for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. 2008’s Dreaming of Revenge, worked up with Grammy-Award winning musician and producer Malcolm Burn (Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris) at his upstate New York studio, takes King further into both conventional songwriting (she sings with authority on many of the tracks) and into inventive instrumental scenarios. The otherworldly yet pastoral sweep of “Open Mouth” asserts a desolate feel that’s part-desert, part outer-space, as notes trickle quietly behind the gentle, rhythmic veneer. “Air and Kilometers” aptly describes King’s galaxy traversing instrumental force. “Saving Days in a Frozen Head” features King’s endearing child-like croak and points towards expanding her base beyond progressive music fans into the world of pop.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Georgia native Kaki King’s instrumental prowess has been on display since her 2003 debut album Everybody Loves You, and on 2006’s …Until We Felt Red, King expanded her palette even wider, adding atmospheric vocals, horns and pedal steel guitars, drawing further attention from Sean Penn who featured her work in his film Into the Wild, and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl who added her to his instrumental arsenal for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. 2008’s Dreaming of Revenge, worked up with Grammy-Award winning musician and producer Malcolm Burn (Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris) at his upstate New York studio, takes King further into both conventional songwriting (she sings with authority on many of the tracks) and into inventive instrumental scenarios. The otherworldly yet pastoral sweep of “Open Mouth” asserts a desolate feel that’s part-desert, part outer-space, as notes trickle quietly behind the gentle, rhythmic veneer. “Air and Kilometers” aptly describes King’s galaxy traversing instrumental force. “Saving Days in a Frozen Head” features King’s endearing child-like croak and points towards expanding her base beyond progressive music fans into the world of pop.

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