"For anyone who's a fan of dark Electronica the name CINDERGARDEN should be indelibly imprinted on your brain. If it's not, it's likely to be because you haven't yet heard the groundbreaking machinations of one Jaymie Valentine, the brains and brawn behind the whole concept, who, as well as turning out some of the most startlingly original and innovative music also turns out to be a very interesting lady. (Grim Confections) is a very brave album, being well produced, well performed and thoughtfully composed. The vocals are absolutely beautiful and it never once misses its mark being a real pleasure for anyone who likes their music eerie, dark, sinister and cleverly conceived."
----Reflections of Darkness, written by Maddi Isaacs
Garnished with intricate layers of beats and saturated with millions of tiny luxurious details, electronic producer and vocalist Jaymie Valentine projects her 2010 vision through a candy-coated lens a continuously shifting and demented playland where mean and thrilling beats give way to lovely icy melodies. Ritualistic towering cakes set the scenes of destruction and nothing is what it appears to be...
"Grim Confections is an amalgamation of genre influences from all spheres of electronica, with poison sprinkles and a pop surrealist cherry on top. This album is full of imagery and stories supporting the album’s theme that 'things are not as they appear to be,' and the lyrics of tracks like 'Gingerbread' tell a chilling allegorical tale of Candyland gone mad. As a composer, [Valentine] utilizes sounds and stylistic aspects from IDM, dubstep, glitch, and breakcore, avoiding the played out goth-industrial sounds and structure. Welcome to the new age of darkness; a bright, seductive, neon darkness." -- Flash Flood Media
released February 14, 2010
Produced, recorded, performed by Jaymie Valentine
Mastered by Lee McCartney
Album Artwork by Allison Meireding
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