MP3 Stephanie Rearick - The Long Picnic
darkly hypnotic piano pop with a delightully
10 MP3 Songs
POP: Piano, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
Stephanie Rearick is the pianist, main songwriter/singer/trumpeter, etc. for the Madison, WI circus rock spectacle The Coma Savants (formerly Your Mom SRO).
Rearick also plays solo, a different matter entirely.
Subtle and sensitive, The Long Picnic showcases more of Rearick''s playing, including a few instrumental piano compositons. Dissonance and unusual harmonies, sometimes in layered vocal tracks, create new and interesting soundscapes. Literate lyrics are a bonus.
The Long Picnic was recorded in Madison and Chicago using just acoustic piano and vocals to create a 10-song journey that is by turns playful, disturbing, and soothing.
"encompassing a panoply of pop, jazz, and, most notably, classical influences... Rearick''s album The Long Picnic nicely captures her eclectic nature and formidable piano work." -- The Onion
"This Madison singer-songwriter has sharper instrumental skills than most... she''s not afraid to shut up and play an instrumental. Her writing also displays a grim loopiness she''d do well to cultivate, and on ''Not Another Minute'' she sounds like the love chiled of Tori Amos and Robyn Hitchcock." -- Chicago Reader