"That one can't pinpoint or categorize Puppetina's cliche-free music only adds to its aura of quirk, strangeness, and charm."
- LA Weekly

 

Otherworldly music duo Puppetina features vocalist Anna Homler and multi-instrumentalist Stephanie Payne. Homler sings in a melodic phonetic language that evokes other times and worlds as Payne's unique use of keyboards, traditional and toy instruments is the perfect accompaniment.

Though inspired by both world and eclectic music, the true source Puppetina's inspiration comes from the tones of the instruments themselves. They enjoy finding sounds in such commonplace objects as potato slicers, kitchen timers, plastic tape, and even recipe files. Payne creates hypnotizing loops and haunting melodies while Homler's voice is stunningly pure and compelling.

As both women share a common background in art, there is a strong visual component to Puppetina. Unusual lighting sources are found to illumine their soundtables, which are covered in the vast array of their instruments and objects. Puppetina's setting has been described as "a musical feast...tempting the eyes and ears of their audience."

 

Puppetina has performed at:
The Sacred Music Festival (as Pasha Ninateen)
Armand Hammer Museum (children's concert)
Luna Park
Galaxa
Pasadena Arts Festival
Highways (Pop Tarts/Rachel Rosenthal's Animal Rights Benefit)
Big Mama's Leopard Lounge at Gabah
Watts Towers Art Center (part of Day of Art)
Widney School (workshop and performance)
El Camino College
Aron's Records (in-store performance)
Christopher Robin Pre-School
Beyond Baroque
Live Performance Broadcast on KUCR, Riverside
The Garage
The Knitting Factory

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MP3 of M-Bira Song

To order Puppetina, please email: Stephanie Payne

Cost is $11.00 (which includes U.S. shipping)

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