Jen Gloeckner
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Jen Gloeckner

Dubuque, Iowa, United States | SELF

Dubuque, Iowa, United States | SELF
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"Dark Ambient Awesomeness! Jen Gloeckner - Mouth of Mars"

Come hither and revel in a deliciously melodramatic, trippy, and ethereal album. Jen Gloeckner serenades an escape into fluid wallowings of pseudo-gothic lyrics and tones. Let tunes like “Sleep to Dream” and “Peace Among the Chaos” lull you into strange and wonderful visions. Then dive into a “52nd thrill.” Float and meander as the world spins and stirs in a delightfully bizarre haze. Meditate. Breathe. Ride the trance. - Bust Magazine

"Jen Gloeckner - Mouth Of Mars"

There’s certain deliberateness to Jen Gloeckner’s sophomore album Mouth of Mars—a sensitivity for precision that stems from years of work since the Iowan released her debut Miles Away. Unlike that 2004 effort, Mouth of Mars is a textured affair, an evocative exposé of ethereal songwriting masked under a lucid haze that blends perfectly with Glockner’s earthy drawl (“Sleep to Dream”). At times, Mouth is downright frightening—“Haunt You” features some eerie acoustic gui- tar work that recalls Radiohead’s haunting “Exit Music (For a Film).” The album’s brief inter- mission—the jazzy, sprightly “Let’s Get Honest”—plays the out- lier, “Peace from the Chaos” of Gloeckner’s abstract, introspec- tive mind. Though six years in the making, Mouth of Mars still feels like it’s in the moment. Chase Hoffberger, Relix Magazine - Relix Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



All things beautiful are destructive, too, and Jen Gloeckner provides a taste of both in “Mouth of Mars” (2009), the long-awaited follow-up to “Miles Away” (Gloeckner’s debut album released in Europe through One Little Indian Records UK in 2005). MOJO Music Magazine in London has described Gloeckner’s sound as “spell-weaving…different, dark, ethereal, funky; an alluring big-sky, small-room mystery.” As in “Miles Away,” Gloeckner home-recorded “Mouth of Mars” in her bright orange upstairs-bedroom-turned-studio, and its “big-sky” themes are evident in more than the album’s title. Her new release is an instinct-driven exploration of primal emotion, where minimal lyrics and layers of sound evoke a universal, gut-level knowledge of desire, separation, and the sacred connection of souls.

Jen has received several great reviews in many top music publications including Relix, Bust and The Big Takeover. Jen was also recently featured on the website, and her feature was one of the most viewed features for the month of July. Jen's track "Die" was also included on the July 2011 Sampler CD in Relix Magazine. Jen also recorded a Daytrotter session in 2011.