Album Review of Valende by Jennifer Gentle.

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Jennifer Gentle

Valende by Jennifer Gentle

Release Date: Jan 25, 2005
Record label: Sub Pop
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

80 Music Critic Score
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Valende - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Italian duo Jennifer Gentle join Baby Lemonade and Gigolo Aunts in the small coterie of groups that have taken their names from the work of Syd Barrett. Unlike the others, though, both decidedly power pop rockers, the dedication goes a bit beyond just a name here. Marco Fasolo's voice shares the same edgy nasal quality as Barrett and the music he makes along with Alessio Gastaldello often bears the distinct imprint of a late-'60s psychedelic boot heel.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was generally favourable

Plumb Valende for any deep meaning and you'll come up empty. You would also miss the point. Its superficiality is its substance. The Italian duo, hailing from Pavoda, packs their songs with brittle, bizarre textures meant to enchant. After two releases on their own Sillyboy label (both of which ….

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