Rosalie Cunningham – Rosalie Cunningham (2019) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Rosalie Cunningham – Rosalie Cunningham (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:42 minutes | 499 MB | Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Esoteric Antenna

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce the new studio album from former Purson founder Rosalie Cunningham. Since her celebrated band Purson played its final gig in late 2016, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosalie has been working on a new solo album, to showcase her talents as the visionary solo artist she always was. Across eight genre-spanning tracks, fans will be able to hear the incredible progression in both style and substance. With psychedelic roots still firmly in place, her music is still chock full of the drama and performance that typified her previous work, alongside an evolution in her song writing craft; this album shows off the growth as a writer in the past two years. The album features a full range of musical styles showing off to the full Rosalie’s incredible vocal range and playing ability and is sure to delight both old fans of Purson and many new fans.

The eponymous debut solo outing from the spell-casting English singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rosalie Cunningham dials back on some of the stoner rock aspects of her work with the now-defunct Purson, in favor of an approach that owes as much to early, prog-minded Queen as it does exploitation films and biker metal. The mastermind behind both Ipso Facto and the aforementioned London acid-rockers Purson, Cunningham’s self-coined “vaudeville carny psych” sound may have evolved over the years, but her charismatic theater-major presence and knack for coming up with inventive arrangements that never feel like pastiche still ring true. In going it fully alone, Cunningham has distilled her flamboyant style into something more substantive, though no less kaleidoscopic. A steampunk-kissed and Roger Corman-inspired amalgam of Dreamboat Annie-era Heart and Mark Wirtz’s A Teenage Opera, the eight-track set is bereft of a single dull moment. The vampy “Fuck Love” preens and struts with the weightlessness of emotional sovereignty, while the elaborate “House of the Glass Red” and “Dethroning of the Party Queen” temper their sonic ambitions with earworm melodies and clever phrasing. Cunningham goes all-in on the nearly 14-minute closer “Yarn from the Wheel, a fantastical epic that’s both a master class in psych-rock world building and a melodic showstopper. ~ James Christopher Monger

1 Ride on My Bike 04:56
2 Fuck Love 04:59
3 House of the Glass Red 04:01
4 Dethroning of the Party Queen 04:20
5 Nobody Hears 04:51
6 Riddles and Games 04:02
7 Butterflies 02:49
8 A Yarn from the Wheel 13:44