jaggery | polyhymnia

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polyhymnia

by jaggery

darkwave organic emotional engrossing ~ song tapestries to both enchant & disturb
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. O Scorpio
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2. Theme
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3. Elfin Arrietty
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4. Felt
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5. Malachite
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6. Come
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7. Petaluma
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8. Lady Grey
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9. Song of the Spheres
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10. Demigod
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11. Spiral Staircase
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12. Cavedwellers
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
'Polyhymnia' is Jaggery's first full-length recording, released December 2006.

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Jaggery is an experimental art-rock collective who work the dark edge of a genre-defying musical style (darkwave jazz?). Fronted by Boston-based singer/songstress Mali Sastri ~ whose training in the expressive arts discipline of Voice Movement Therapy is evident in her global-sized voice ~ the band suggests a classical, organic, avant-jazz-oriented Cocteau Twins or a “white witch” counter to the haunting Diamanda Galas. Mali’s voice can be a leaf floating in the breeze, and then become an Earth-shaking, Everest-sized volcano. This bridging of the delicate and explosive is a signature of the Jaggery repertoire ~ from haunting lullabies to furious, mixed-meter rants; tightly-woven compositions in odd time signatures to catharsis-inducing, barn-burning mini-epics (oft-times within the same song). Mali is flanked by a rotating lineup of musicians, creating an “exotic musical mobile” and a kind of avant-acoustic electronica around her voice-and-piano-based songs. The ensemble includes Daniel Schubmehl’s cajón-based drumming style, combining African groove and breakbeat, Tony Leva’s funky upright bass, and Petaluma Vale’s Celtic harp and backing vocals. The sound is captivating, engrossing , emotional, both enchanting and disturbing, dark and triumphant. Jaggery (the word comes from the dark brown, Indian sugar) has toured across the northeast, and has released two recordings: the 2004 in lethe ep, and the 2006 full-length polyhymnia.

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Amanda Keyes

Jaggery is amazing!
Jaggery's music is amazing, so beautiful and dark. I have listened to it constantly since I got it a couple weeks ago, and never get tired of it. It can blend in well to the background of whatever you're doing, or you can really listen and hear all the beautiful layers of piano and vocals and everything else that I'm no good at describing. Anyway, this CD is beautiful, I highly recommend it!