Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Contemporary folk, alternative indierock
Most recent release, Dexter Price (2010)
A less intense Cat Power, a gentler Mary Timony. Sometimes with Aiko Shimada's dreaminess.
Alice Bierhorst makes quietly compelling folk music. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Earthbound is a little more powerful than Oxygen, but I have the feeling that anything she does is worth a listen.
2001—Shur Records—Shur 006/2001
John Mettam on 1 track
Alice Bierhorst's hushed folk sound is intriguing. Her songs have exquisite lyrics and compelling melodies. "Oxygen" has a quasi-medieval arrangement that is lovely. Bierhorst sings sweetly over it. "On a Clear Day" is a dreamy song that highlights the gentle vocal. "Nobody's Sun" plays with thunder noises and a dirge-like melody. It's a very nice record. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2003—Shur Records, 137 Ave. A, Apt. 3B, New York, NY 10009—Shur 007/2003
"Made by AB"
"At Sunset" is one of those songs that makes me hit the repeat button. Amazing the effect she has in a song like this—it's utterly haunting. She follows it with a song that reminds me of Aiko Shimada's lovely mellow understated tuneful dreaminess. A lovely album, and highly recommended. (Neile)
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.
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