Step right up and meet the astounding Zeena Parkins, the world's greatest electric harpist. Forget about angelic choirs; Zeena cites Jimi Hendrix as a major inspiration, and her harp work is similarly explosive, often blurring into fuzz-distorted terrain. Parkins is a lightning bolt of a performer, and a much sought after collaborator; she works frequently with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo and Jim O'Rourke, and has recorded and toured with Courtney Love and Hole, Yoko Ono and Bjork. Recorded in 1992, Nightmare Alley was Zeena's first solo release and the first CD on Table of the Elements. An hypnotic classic, it lures the listener into a parallel world of sensations, one that is disorienting and surreal, strangely pleasurable and more than a little dangerous. Step inside if you dare - you won't believe your ears!Lavishly packaged in a wood box, with new artwork and liner-notes by journalist Steve Dollar.
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