Tenci - A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing [Clear LP] | FAMS COALITION


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A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing [Clear LP]
Artist: Tenci
Format: Vinyl


Label: Keeled Scales
Rel. Date: 12/16/2022
UPC: 762983629530

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A well is a stone-encircled place of depth, keeping an abundance of water for survival. Well is also a phrase for pause, for transition in language. Our tears can well up and bubble over. To define ourselves as well is the most basic term of goodness.

Whats on the other side of the well? Inside the tunnel of change, or this life, we can either feel intimidated by the darkness of uncertainty, or excited by the possibility of nourishment. Songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Jess Shoman wonders, what the hell, why dont we go for the excess of love we deserve? Tencis album A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing becomes a gathering and collection of well-like vessels cups, puddles, fists to hold tight to this love and newfound joy.

A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing is Tencis second album, coming after their 2020 debut My Heart Is An Open Field, which introduced Jess Shomans music explorations to the world. Shoman admits that their first album dealt with letting go of painful life experiences, resulting in emptiness. In this recent collection of wiser years and distance from that former grief, Tenci carries an opposite feeling, a celebration of self-rejuvenation. A Swollen River, A Well Overflowing shows Shoman steering their inventive music further and wilder, spilling over with 12 fable-like songs. In a combination of milk, coins, glass, water, and light, each song forms a spell to fill my heart back up, Shoman says, by reframing complex feelings by turning my head sideways and seeing them in a different way.


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