Whenever Jeff Kelly takes a break from piloting Seattle’s Green Pajamas on their world tour of uncharted psych/pop waters, he likes to collaborate vocally with a woman. Until now that person has been GPJ alternate lead singer Laura Weller in a partnership called Goblin Market. Kelly didn’t have to venture far from the home fires for his most recent female vocal foil. With his wife Susanne as an equal partner, the pair has come up with By Reckless Moonlight (Green Monkey), a little gem that visits places no Jeff Kelly LP has been before. Susanne may insist she’s not really a singer, but her voice knows just the right moves to counterbalance Jeff’s ethereal sound from a previous lifetime. The Kellys will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Read our recent feature on them.
Jeff: This one may have slipped under MAGNET’s radar or maybe it was beyond the magazine’s very trawling bounds. But it was, for sure, my favorite record of 2014. I put this on the turntable over and over and over again this past summer. And still I’m listening now. There is a mystery in the grooves; one not easy to solve. Maybe that’s what keeps me coming back. Great band, fantastic voice, brilliant album. This record mesmerizes me. There is a beautifully filmed, black and white, full-length Melanie De Biasio concert available on YouTube.
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