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AudioFarm | Music Review

Feelin' Saxy

 

March 25, 2021

Cassandrajenkens.com

New York-based artist, Cassandra Jenkins

Coming of age in the '90s, I had an unfair bias against the saxophone. The once-hip instrument of jazz and early rock and roll had become associated with cheesy 80's hits like "Careless Whisper," talk-show politicking, and forgettable, soporific elevator music.

How wrong I was. Liberally employed by the band Destroyer in their widely acclaimed 2011 masterpiece, Kaputt, the saxophone imbued an album of cryptic synth-rock with cool, jazzy detachment. Destroyer's lyrics have always been poetic, never dull, but often impenetrable. Yet the saxophone dances along in the background, connecting yo...



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