Sucré's first album, A Minor Bird, was released today. I just finished listening to it and it's absolutely gorgeous and out of this world. It is--and let me stress this word--exactly what I dreamed of in a Stacy solo album. For those who haven't read my previous post, or have maybe forgotten if you did, I will refresh your memories. Stacy King (formerly known as Stacy DuPree) is from my favorite band, Eisley. Sucré is her side project with her husband Darren King of Mute Math, and their incredibly talented friend, Jeremy Larson.
This is embarrassing for a writer, but I'm honestly not sure what to say. The album is stunning--overwhelmingly so. I always imagined that if Stacy did a solo thing, it would be sort of Björk-like--I don't know why. Maybe because musically she has a Björk-like energy, to me anyway. And I have to say the album is beautiful, mentally and aurally challenging, and inspiring in the same ways that Björk's music is. It feels very otherworldly and delicate, while still being grounded in a strong, substantial, buoyant and dynamic sense of cognizant...sound sculpture. That's really the only way I know how to describe it. But I don't want to cheapen it by attaching another artist's name to it. Sucré's creation deserves no preface or attachment--it can stand on its own and it's a gift to us all.
It is unconscionably under-priced on iTunes at only $7.99. But if you go to their official site you can buy a physical CD for $9.99 (still under-priced) or you can get the Limited Edition Deluxe Package, which comes with all kinds of cool stuff, including a vinyl copy of the album, along with the digital. That's going for $49.99--but get it while you can because this Deluxe Package is seriously Limited in number. So do yourself a favor and get some incarnation of this album--it's worth it and you won't regret it.
Anyway, just wanted to share. I have to go listen to it again, so bye now.