An alembic is an alchemical still of two vessels connected by a tube used for distilling chemicals; wendy alembic (guitarist and composer Wendy Eisenberg) is a very quiet song, a breath of light and the intimation of salt.
On her debut album collected early works, Wendy ushers in a unique boldness in her songwriting, making use of jazz idioms and tonalities in some spaces and completely throwing them out in others. The abstract, the absurd, and the attractive all find peace in this collection of songs and pieces written and recorded between 2014 and 2015.
“The songs on here feel fragile and delicate while the bedroom style makes everything feel natural. It turns out that Wendy has a background in jazz guitar and while there is an intricacy to the fingerpicking style, it doesn’t fall into the the trap of sounding too technical.”
released October 20, 2015
Written, performed, and recorded by Wendy Eisenberg
Mixed by Trevor Gittleman
Mastered by Jake Bellissimo