This is a brilliant album.
I heard a panpipe version of Windmills of Your Mind in a restaurant a couple of weeks ago and it reminded me of Parenthetical Girls and how great this album is. And then I found a really great song by Ellie Greenwich, which further reminded me of Parenthetical Girls.
Choral vocals, manic violins, circus-esque piano and horns… the album is so rich! It’s beautiful. Their Windmills of Your Mind cover blows my mind, it’s absolutely incredible. It has a dark, sinister feel… and Rachael Jensen has a wonderful voice. I love the line: were you suddenly aware that the autumn leaves were turning to the colour of her hair? Lovely imagery.
Also worth an investigation is this album’s predecessor, the also excellent Safe As Houses. My favourite from that is The Weight She Fell Under. Listen to the lyrics. DARK!