Inger Lorre

Transcendental Medication

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As frontwoman for the Nymphs, Inger Lorre was one of the more notorious figures on the L.A. rock scene in the early '90s. Lorre took nine years between the Nymphs one and only release and her 1999 solo return. Musically, Transcendental Medication is more varied than her work with the Nymphs. Although the music isn't quite so kinetic, this is an album that packs a wallop even on slower numbers like the near-dirge "Gibby Haynes Is Next," the trippy, T.Rex-groover "Yard of Blonde Girls," and the poignant "Sweet Release." Transcendental Medication should appeal to those who remember the Nymphs, especially "She's Not Your Friend" (apparently referring to Courtney Love), while equally appealing to those just discovering Lorre. The music is heavy and chaotic and Lorre's confessional lyrics are often growled in a manner that demands the listener's attention. Lorre reveals herself to be every bit the talent that shined through nearly ten years earlier.

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