Phylactery Factory by White Hinterland, released 04 March 2008 1. The Destruction of the Art Deco House 2. Dreaming of the Plum Trees 3. Calliope 4. Hometown Hooray 5. Lindberghs + Metal Birds 6. A Beast Washed Ashore 7. Napoleon At Waterloo 8. Hung on a Thin Thread 9. Vessels It snowed, yesterday. It snowed just a little bit. A few snowflakes fell and wafted around the city like songbirds, finally landing on our shoulders. In the earliest days of winter there’s nothing scary about snow. She made an album called 'Wind-Up Canary' and released it on Hush in 2006, and it was full of swoops and smiles, small stories, and hooks – as her father had taught her every song ought to have. I don’t write a lot of songs specifically about me, she said in a conversation with Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller.
Nevertheless, White Hinterland remains essentially a solo project that showcases Dienel's songwriting and vocals, and Phylactery Factory is a more ambitious, more professional, and more complicated record than its predecessor, with dark jazz-pop flourishes and compositions heavy with words. It is, however, not quite as rewarding.
Phylactery Factory is the second album by American singer-songwriter Casey Dienel, but the first under the White Hinterland name. The album, written by Dienel and produced by Adam Selzer, was released on March 4, 2008 from independent label Dead Oceans.
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Redirected from White Hinterland). Casey Dienel (born March 10, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She released her debut album, Wind-Up Canary, in 2006 on Hush Records. Dienel has also performed and recorded as White Hinterland, whose first album, titled Phylactery Factory, was released on March 4, 2008, by the independent record label Dead Oceans. Dienel plays piano, keyboards and ukulele.
So, she changed her name to White Hinterland and brought along some talented friends for the ride. The end product is Phylactery Factory, which finds Dienel transitioning towards new musical frontiers, while perfecting old ones. Or, as she literally articulates it on the first track, The Destruction of the Art Deco House, destructing her elegant and functional sound. One of the main changes on this album is the length of the songs. Whereas on her debut Dienel largely crafted four-minute pop songs, on Phylactery Factory she tends to stray towards Joanna Newsom-esque grandiosity. This expansion is one of the true breakthroughs of the album, as this extra time gives her empty spaces over which her vocals and poetry can shine. Take Hometown Hooray, which finds Dienel warmly noodling at her piano while singing an ode to a dead soldier.