Filled with people, stories, and dialogue, Cassandra Jenkins second album An Overview On Phenomenal Nature flows like an emotional breakthrough, tying together disparate observations into a serene and unified vision.
An Overview on Phenomenal Nature honors flux, detail, and moments of intimacy. Cassandra Jenkins arrived at engineer Josh Kaufman's studio with ideas rather than full songs - nevertheless, they finished the album in a week.
Jenkins' voice floats amid sensuous chamber pop arrangements and raw edged drums, ferrying the listener through impressionistic portraits of friends and strangers. Her lyrics unfold magical worlds, introducing one to a cast of characters, like a local fisherman, a psychic at a birthday party, and a driving instructor of a spiritual bent.