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Alex Izenberg is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriters whose 21st century chamber pop is colored by vintage Baroque pop and a whimsical flair. Five years in the making with little paper trail as he worked under pseudonyms, his debut album was co-produced by Ari Balouzian (Tobias Jesso Jr.) and Dash Lefrancis (Vas Defrans). Titled Harlequin, it arrived via Weird World (Domino) in late 2016.
It would be precarious to pigeonhole Izenberg. The flair of his writing style, his melodic instincts and compositional choices will keep the listener shifting always. His is a provocative, contrary talent which flaunts the lessons of great American songwriting with gleeful mischief - exploding elegant moments of almost preternatural grace and poignancy with episodes of chaos, confusion and downright absurdity with dizzying frequency.