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Album Review

This band deals in what can only be called chamber-goth: a grungey cello-driven rock that is perfect for those nights when you just want to feel creepy. While the sound is original and sometimes very effective, the overwrought vocal vibrato gets tedious.

Customer Reviews

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This is by far the best album to come from the "ladies cello society". This one has it all. I have been listening to this album for years and each time I hear it, it's like an old friend. A great composition from beginning to end, as most concept albums should be. Peaking with Mayfly. The order of the ''songstories' may, at first listen, seem like confused rabbits in the wrong side of the yard, the outcome of each listen may depict a different story depending on your mood. And, it also rocks. The ostrich and the egret had a very fine flat to let...but the scene was never what it used to be, so that's how we quit the forest. So conjure up those Leechcraft skills, take a visit to The Ice Hotel and relax with your eyes closed. There is a lot of ground to cover in this forest. vilhelm

Bizarre, Dynamite, and Spooky.

There is not another album anywhere like HOW WE QUIT THE FOREST. "Leechwife," which can be seen on You Tube during a Conan O'Brian performance, brings a definite harder edge musically to this outing than many people were expecting after THANKS FOR THE ETHER. Out of print for some time now, a sizeable percentage of any Rasputina concert comes from this release, with "New Zero," "Rose K.," "Signs of the Zodiac," "Things I'm Gonna Do," Diamond Mind," and 'Watch T.V." heard at nearly every one. There is a reason for this: some of the band's strongest material resides here. This is also full of some of the more bizarre and unnerving music the band has produced: "Dwarf Star" and "Christian Solders" lead the pack of things you're not likely to hear anywhere else but out of Melora Creager's imagination. Don't overlook the lesser known tracks, as little known gems like "Herb Girls of Birkenau" will crawl into your imagination and make you want to know more. Grab it here since you probably won't be seeing it in stores soon.

HWQTF...

This time around Rasputina brings in their more energectic heavier music such as Leechwife and Trenchmouth, but their classical side still exists with songs like How We Quit the Forest and Rose K. The vocals also change from Thanks For The Ether, it is more natural and less doll like. Too bad this CD is discontinued...

Biography

Formed: 1992

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s

The New York City-based trio Rasputina was led by singer/songwriter Melora Creager, a classically-trained cellist who backed Nirvana on the group's final tour. In 1992, Creager placed a want ad seeking other cellists to form a rock band; among those responding was Canadian musician Julia Kent, and with the later addition of Polish native Agnieszka Rybska, Rasputina was born. The three cellists' image further developed by the addition of tightly-laced vintage Victorian costumes, their gothic chamber-pop...
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