Jill Tracy - Diabolical Streak (1999)
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Dark Cabaret, Neo-Cabaret, Gothic | Label: 125 Records | # 125-009 | 00:56:16
Jill Tracy is both villainess and heroine of her own musical netherworld. The San Francisco-based artist has garnered multiple awards and a devoted following for her evocative cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour, and curious passion for strange tales. Hailed by critics as a "femme fatale for the thinking man," Tracy was described by NPR's All Things Considered as "utterly intriguing… luring you into a magical kingdom solely of her creation." LA Weekly calls her "very distinctive and exciting." Her signature sound conjures up images of wonder cabinets, hidden passageways and opium dens, but at the same time, it's shockingly new. Jill Tracy coos in a voice of cut-velvet smoke, ornately framed by her dark classical-cum-parlour piano, creating a world of opulence and danger, of magic and madness. As one critic put it: "You know it's not safe here; but with Jill Tracy as your guide, you'll be in no hurry to leave." With her recent forays into filmmaking, writing, acting and theatre, Jill Tracy is redefining the image of modern day renaissance artist. But beneath her trademark sound and style lurks cold steel. No corporate-contrived cookie cutter blandness here. She is refreshing proof that smart… is sexy.