Esther Becomes Queen
Safetycan's Esther Becomes Queen is a sophisticated, silly, swanky, smart musical collage - a fusion of pop, folk, hiphop and rock, saturated with a soulful groove. Though sprinkled with the hipness of Beck and the irreverence of the Replacements, Safteycan's appeal is it's ability to keep from being fingered - never trying to be everything to everybody, only being what it is for itself. Best described as simple music for complicated people, Safetycan has made an experimental record you'll actually want to put through repeated listenings. 'Esther Becomes Queen' is high-speed musical channel-surfing, with an impressive range of vocals, instruments and sounds. Conceived, created and realized by New York based multi-instrumentalist, electro-wizard and urbanized-songwriter Jahn Margulies, Esther struts like some bad-ass ne'er-do-well, clanks like a one-man band and waxes philosophical like some wayward missionary. This CD is an adventure of sound that is strong from the beginning and consistent throughout.