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Praise for The Afterneath

After writing obits for scientists, Jascha Hoffman began to use obituaries as inspiration for songs. He tells NPR’s Rachel Martin why he was driven to write his album The Afterneath.


This is a song cycle built on the obituaries of recently passed Americans: some famous, some infamous, some obscure. All are poignant testaments to the human spirit, to the life narrative we all write each day but is incomplete till the end. It’s perfect song content, especially if you are a lover of the dark song.  —Paul Zollo, American Songwriter

A remarkable album, and great achievement. Jascha Hoffman, who is both a gifted songwriter and a journalist, has a beautiful gift for the telling detail, the small use of language that lets us see humans at their most human.

"Really like your words.” — Imogen Heap

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