Angels and Allegories
Aerin's 1999 recording was her first project with band Gabriel’s Cage: Mike Schenkel on electric guitar, Dave Rosenberg (Alison Pipitone and the Cash Cows, The Maniacs, Planet 9) on bass, and Eric Christ (Alison Pipitone and the Cash Cows, Generous Portions) on drums/percussion. The album also features special guest artists Kathy Moriarty, Jennifer Guillow, and Brett Burnsworth on vocals and Tim Baldwin on electric guitar. The recording was engineered by John Caruso (Gretchen Schulz, Ani DiFranco, Alison Pipitone, The Need), Marc Hunt (Goo Goo Dolls), and Greg Kusiak at Ear Candy Audio. The introduction of the band gives Aerin’s songs a whole new dimension and brings out subtle rhythms and counterpoint melodies that are implied in the original solo performances of her songs. Tedesco’s trademark tenor guitar is balanced by Rosenberg’s well-crafted fretless bass arrangements, which punctuate songs like "Without You," "Fire," and "Stone," giving them a new layer of texture. Lush percussive stylings and transcendent harmonies intensify the emotion conveyed in the songs. Aerin says of Angels and Allegories, "The record deals with the fact that coincidences do not exist. Everything happens for a reason. If you treat each occurrence as a symbol of something, the semiotic nature of our existence becomes apparent. Angels can inhabit many bodies, and their energy is everywhere. They help us to understand the significance of each sign and how it relates to our lives." Buy this CD at CD Baby!