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Most recent release (as Marïe Ingerslev), The Other Side (2010)
Hard call. There are some commonalities with Vienna Teng and Allison Crowe
Mary is a band that centers around songwriter and vocalist Marie Ingerslev. She has a well-controlled, expressive alto and is a creative, impressionist songwriter. The overall sound becomes flowing, allusive, melodic, dreamy. Sometimes there are elements of prog rock and jazz. Marie Ingerslevs vocals are front and center—with good reason—and Kalle Mathiesen's drums are also featured clearly in nearly every track. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
In The Head of a Dreamer is the only one we've heard
In The Head of a Dreamer
See Mary's site
Highly recommended for fans of female-fronted pop
Marie Ingerslev—vocals, guitars
Torben Snekkestad—saxophones, bass clarinet
Kalle Mathiesen and Marie Ingerslev
This is a dreamy yet energetic album. My favourite song is the title track, which is rockier than many of the tracks here, but the reason it particularly catches me is the layering of vocals in the chorus. Another stand-out track is the almost progressive-rock-like "He went into a painting"—it's dreamy, impressionistic, and highly listenable. "Try in my Heartland" is almost meditative and is certainly evocative. Overall an impressive debut that will please many ectophiles and other fans of female-fronted bands. (email@example.com)
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