After getting a signed CD from Karen Stever, I decided that I had to get to know her a bit more…
When I listen to Playground Isolator, it’s sound(s) remind me of music that I would listen to late at night back in the ’80′s. That is, not the average Top 40 that everyone pretended to be into, but the hardcore
music that was made for the fans of music. Stuff like Pixies, Concrete Blonde, Bad Brains, and Black Flag. Music that had a REAL sound to it, not today’s resampled unoriginal crap.
Recently I had the opportunity to ask Karen Stever, the talent of this album, some questions. And to be honest, I could not pass up getting to know her a little better.
I’ve listened to this CD more times than I can count! In my opinion one of the best features of the CD is that the CD cover also has the lyrics printed inside. Often I’ll take the lyrics (not just with this CD but with any one that I purchase) and read them like poetry. Then I’ll go back and read them as I listen.
It gives me a few different ways to interpret what my ears listen to.
Karen, when I listen to these songs I cannot help but feel you poured a lot of soul and emotion into them. I want to thank you for sharing that personal connection with us.
Karen: I don’t necessarily remember most of the emotion poured into it, a lot of it was from a place of blur. I actually wasn’t going to share it with anyone. I wrote it so coded because I didn’t even want some people to see it. It was a really big step to be able to share it after all.