Cover art by Clara Engel
ODG058 : Clara Engel / When The Spell Breaks - Selections
Based in Toronto, Canada, Clara Engel is an independent, multi-faceted artist and musician.
She has independently recorded and released eleven albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Iran, and the US.
Engel's music has been played on Italian National Radio, as well as BBC Radio 2, making it onto Tom Robinson's show "BBC Introducing" on several occasions.
Her music has been described as "folk noir," "minimalist holy blues from another galaxy," and "sung poetry."
Her voice and guitar stylings place her singularly on the genre-map, somewhere between avant-garde torch singer and gothic-blues artist. Her influences span genres and media, amongst them are Vasko Popa, Virginia Woolf, Theodore Roethke, Jim Jarmusch, Arvo Part, Meredith Monk, Robert Johnson, Gillian Welch, and Jacques Brel, Captain Beefheart, Robbie Basho, Gillian Welch, The Staples Singers.
Clara Engel, pic by Fiaz Farrelli
It has been a chalenge to try to introduce Clara's songs and albums as just a selection as she has so many different beautiful songs but we finally settle on one soundtrack, one single and a remix.
This should give you good examples of Clara's creativity and encourage you to visit her Bandcamp site here!
Digital release on the 4th of November 2016.
1: The Road
2: The Shed
3: The Lake
4: The Forest
5: When the Spell Breaks
6: A Little Slander, a Little Lace
7: What’s the Damage
8: Sea Lions (Harnes Kretzer Remix)