Petracovich | Blue Cotton Skin

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Blue Cotton Skin

by Petracovich

Bedroom folktronica; melancholy, muffled piano, beats and bells
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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Album Notes
Pitchforkmedia.com May 2004
"Petracovich mastermind Jessica Peters produces a hypnotic dreamtime soundtrack...a surprisingly enduring album of muffled bedroom folktronica wrapped in the silken sheen of Peters' subdued songbird voice." Pitchforkmedia.com May 2004

LA Weekly
"a space-age love suite slightly like Tangerine Dream playing with a Lite-Brite in a hidden attic." LA Weekly

Jessica Peters spent some time at home with the 4 track, piano and synth. What emerged were songs surrounded by an audible space, moody, day-dreamy, watery, somewhere between Portishead and Sparklehorse. After playing the tapes for Tad Wagner (engineer/guitarist for Buellton), he agreed to take on the project as co-producer/recordist and they spent a year collaborating at Buonapasta Studio (buonapastastudio.com) letting the album grow slowly.

The name Petracovich comes from her great-grandfather, Abraham Petracovich, who came to America from Russia when he was 11, and didn't bring much with him but a few languages and an almost religious respect for music. On Saturday mornings no one was allowed to make a sound because he would be sitting in a chair, bathed and hair combed back, in his best suit and cuff links, listening to the New York Opera on the radio. He said that they couldn't do that in Russia.

Jessica is based in the Bay Area of California. The next album is to be released in September 2005, followed by a national tour. ____


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Jay

Simply awesome
I have to admit, when I read about them playing here, the thing that caught my attention was the review by a local paper that said they sound like Portishead. Being that Portishead is one of my all time favorite bands, I had to check it out. Melancholy trip-hop... simply amazing. It's a style of music that only Petracovich and Portishead seem to do well. Petracovich is definitely NOT a portishead clone. This style of music is rare for some reason, and I'm one of those people that search for it high and low. This was definitely an awesome find.

Nathan Knecht

Absolutely delightful melodies
If you tend towards mind-drifting, as I do, Blue Cotton Skin is the perfect food for your next mind-drifting journey. Peter's melancholy album is bound to send your cerebral cortex on a meandering venture into the subconscious, all the while blurring the boundaries which seperate the dreamworld from reality. While many compare Peter's eclectic music to Bjork's work, the comparison is too simple and only half accurate. While her synthetic rhythms do draw fair comparison to those of Bjork, it is her very "natural" and seemingly blues-inspired vocals juxtaposed against those beats that makes for such an original and absolutely brilliant album.

Grace Elizabeth

Petracovich is as essential as breakfast, transportation,and relaxation.
When I find a new album I really like, I can usually categorize it as follows: 1) a good cd to drive to, 2)a good cd to read a book to, or 3)a good album to put on when you wake up. Blue Cotton Skin is all three... This is rare, so I must announce my appreciation for this unique sound and
thoughtfully written collection of songs. Peters' style is delicate and cool, yet there is a strength and eerieness about her that separates her from all else. You owe it to yourself to hear her out....

Tripofagia

Great
I've just recently discovered this artist. And i gotta say I got impressed. It's a great novelty, and would possibly have been featured on my fav 2003 albums list, if I had got in touch with it before. Never late enough, this is at least a must-check-out. Go ahead, listen and enjoy.