Jen Olive

Warm Robot

by Ron Hart

17 October 2010

 
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Jen Olive

Warm Robot

(Ape House)
US: 30 Mar 2010
UK: 30 Mar 2010

If there is one thing that can be said about XTC frontman Andy Partridge’s near 35 years in the music industry, it’s that the man definitely knows good quality modern pop. So, the fact that this quirky singer/songwriter he hails as an ‘‘astounding allegro algorithm from Albuquerque” appealed to him enough to sign her to his critically lauded boutique label Ape House Records should come as no surprise. And better yet, Partridge worked right alongside Jen Olive on her sophomore LP, Warm Robot, ensuring that these 12 tracks optimize the pure brilliance of this promising artist’s tightrope walk between an Americanized strain of Juana Molina’s glitch folk fantasia and Kate Bush’s art pop coo, crafting a sound as unique as Olive herself.

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