Sunday, February 25, 2018

Rasputina - Sister Kinderhook (2010)

Since briefly flashing on the peripherals of the mainstream via touring and collaborating with Marilyn Manson at his commercial peak, cellist/vocalist/songwriter/genius Melora Creager has kept busy carving out her own fantastical, completely unique niche in the weirdo musical landscape. She's long since dropped the industrial signifiers, and embraced an ornately organic sound that could be likened to a beefed-up take on that of Thanks for the Ether, the project's much-loved debut. A collection of beautifully bizarre, quasi-historical stories and laments, Sister Kinderhook is IMO the crowning achievement of late-era Rasputina thus far.

Track listing:
1. Sweet Sister Temperance
2. Holocaust of Giants
3. The 2 Miss Leavesn
4. My Night Sky
5. Olde Dance
6. Humankind, as the Sailor
7. Calico Indians
8. Snow-Hen of Austerlitz
9. Dark February
10. Utopian Society
11. Afternoon of the Faun
12. Kinderhook Hoopskirt Works
13. Meant to Be Dutch
14. This, My Porcelain Life

Oh I can wish for duller mind
For more glamour or quiet time
For higher heels or flattened hips
But the nasty truth is at my lips

Also of interest:
Zoe Keating -
One Cello x 16: Natoma (2005)
Orion Rigel Dommisse -
What I Want from You Is Sweet (2007)


  1. Just finished listening this. Great album!
    I was expecting somethig way wierder, but it is actually a set of beautiful songs, sung and played with sincere emotion and palpable commitment.