Wonder City

by J. Allen

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Set in a town that perpetually runs at full speed, J. Allen's 'Wonder City' builds slowly and focuses closely on single moments, enrapturing the listener with large scale washes of melody as it deconstructs a profound loneliness. His heartbreaking bedroom epics observe New York City from just outside of its whirlwind.  His impressionistic arrangements use the city's hums and whooshes as a soundscape upon which to layer songs of solitude and reflection, dreams and distraction.

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released September 3, 2012

voice, instruments, recording, and mixing - J. Allen

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J. Allen Brooklyn, New York

This deeply personal recording marks a turn from the atmospheric, indie-folk aesthetic of Allen's previous work to a more traditional American palette, as well as a renewed collaboration with Alan Weatherhead (Magnolia Electric Company, Sparklehorse) as mixer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. ... more

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