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Cinematic Turn

by Cynthia G. Mason

Hushed Acoustic Indie Rock Singer/Songwriter from Philadelphia
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Telltale Song
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2. Cinematic Turn
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3. 18th Street
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4. One More Trip Back East
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5. Fragments and Figments
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“Her songs are confessional, indicting, personal and fierce, but her detached delivery leavens the emotion conveyed by the performance and allows it instead to be felt by the listener.”

-Performing Songwriter Magazine

“Mason's placid delivery and appealing production have lulled me into believing Pennsylvania is a modern-day utopia with mood-lighting.”

-Prefix Magazine

“Like Damien Jurado or Red House Painters, Mason mines delicate moments for emotional heft while stoking a haunted, dusky vibe. It’s potent stuff.”

-Philadelphia Weekly

Cynthia G. Mason’s haunting voice, razor-sharp insight, and delicate guitar work create a mood not unlike that of her hometown Philadelphia itself— a mix of melancholy and hope. Her unique songwriting and captivating live performances have earned her both local and national attention. Philebrity called her music's edgy darkness "like a hypnotic sesh watching old Super 8 movies of people you don’t know." Time Out New York compared her songs to Cat Power’s “oblique emotional poetics,” writing that "her graceful, understated songs frequently awed clubs full of noisy chatterers into silence."

After several solo self-releases on cassette beginning way back in the 90's, Cynthia released her eponymous album in 2000, which earned her a “Best of Philly: Creepiest Chamber Pop Songstress” award from the Philadelphia City Paper. She appeared on BC Camplight’s album Hide, Run Away (One Little Indian, 2005,) singing on several songs, including “Blood and Peanut Butter,” which was featured on Grey's Anatomy. The Believer Magazine included Cynthia’s quiet, stirring cover of Richard Buckner's "Surprise, AZ" in their music issue compilation. In 2007, the High Two label released Cynthia’s album Quitter's Claim, a collection of stark, intimate songs she recorded in her apartment and with longtime collaborator Larry D. Brown (Grey Reverend.)

In December 2014, Cynthia recorded a new album at Miner Street Recordings with producer Brian McTear (Sharon Van Etten, Dr. Dog.) Amy Morrissey engineered the record and Matt Schimelfenig mixed it. The five new songs feature Christopher Sean Powell (Man Man) on drums, Ramon Monras-Sender (Hoots and Hellmouth) on bass, and Peter English (Weathervane Music) on keyboards.

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