CD Cabin Fever [Rasputina] (CD 891542),
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Cabin Fever [Rasputina]

  • 1. Gingerbread Coffin
    2. Thimble Island
    3. State Fair
    4. Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song)
    5. Remnants of Percy Bass
    6. Rats
    7. Clipped
    8. PJ + Vincent & Matthew + Bjork
    9. My Orphanage
    10. Crosswalk
    11. Hunter's Kiss
    12. Our Lies
    13. AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes
    14. Cooped
    15. Quitter, A
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 599

  • Credits
    ProducerMelora Creager; Melore Greager
    EngineerMelora Creager

    Rasputina includes: Melora Creger (vocals, dulcimer, cello, piano, programming); K. Cowperthwaite, Nana Bornant (cello, background vocals).
    Additional personnel: Philosophy Major (drums).
    Personnel: Melora Creager (vocals, dulcimer, cello, piano, drum programming); Kris Cowperthwaite, Nana Bornant (cello, background vocals); Philosophy Major (drums).
    Audio Mixer: Melora Creager.
    Recording information: Dumbo Platz (1901).
    Rasputina's supernatural approach in making music is impressive, because it's independent of the goth rock that came before the band and especially alone in the current mainstream. It's practically primitive, but positively so. Cabin Fever, Rasputina's third studio album, casts a dark dreamscape of lush string arrangements and grating cellos, and Melora Creager's sinister scowl is at its best. The pseudo-classical chaos of "AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes" and "Thimble Island" is invasive and the metal distortion of "Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song)" struts with Siouxsie Sioux appeal. K. Cowperthwaite and Nana Bornant complete the trio's fascination with 19th century imagery, and the band's typical musical menagerie of psychosis ("Cross Walk") and humor ("PJ + Vincent & Matthew + Bjork") isn't terribly melancholy. "A Quitter" captures the band's unique sound structure: It's charming with a dream pop aesthetic; however, Rasputina's finer moments sustain a soft spot for a romantic fabliau. "The Hunter's Kiss" plays around with that notion with its twirling cellos and storybook lyrics. The goth rock element shifts once again, and Cabin Fever suggests that Rasputina's corsets aren't too tight. ~ MacKenzie Wilson

  • Critic Reviews
    CMJ (5/6/02, p.11) - "...Unsettling atmospherics which weave melodies that twist and slither like drunken snakes..."
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