Its only the Future
Corrina Repp has achieved near icon status on the Portland, Oregon music scene that has also given us the likes of the Decemberists and Blanket Music, which is no small feat considering how adored those two bands are It's Only the Future, is Repp's fourth release on Hush Records. What sets it apart from her earlier work is that it's the product of collaboration. The result is an album that quietly, but convincingly, sets the husky-voiced musician ahead of the crowd she stepped away from almost four years ago. Much of the album's maturity is courtesy of Schreiner's meticulously crafted electro back-tracking. The backdrop challenges Repp's emotional, midrange ballads, providing both a dramatic tension and an energetic lightness. But the beauty of the album comes from the real-life experiences Repp brought to Schreiner's studio.