Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Most recent release, My Lover's Ghost (2010)
Heather Nova; vocally like a clearer Sarah Blasko
A local girl with a guitar and a remarkable, jazz-tinged voice. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Carla Werner—vocal, acoustic, electric, and effect guitar
Ged Lynch—drums (1, 2, 9, 10); percussion (2, 9, 10)
Ken Nelson (1, 2, 7, 9, 10); Carla Werner (1–3, 5–11); Lucius Borich (3, 7); Carmen Rizzo (3–6, 8); John Holbrook (11)
Carla Werner [is] the best new artist I've heard since The White Stripes five years ago. Her new album, Departure, is an outstanding debut, which will have you recalling traces of Jeff Buckley, Heather Nova, and perhaps Kate Bush. And although she's a New Zealander, her output is essentially Brit-rock. The strongest songs on the album are "Heaven Is A Word," "Wanderlust," and "Make It Up" each produced by Ken Nelson of Coldplay fame. Prog trance enthusiasts might also recognize her name from Paul Oakenfold's album Bunkka where she provided vocals on the best track on the album, "Southern Sun." (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2010—Of One Music—OOM 002
Carla Werner—vocals, guitar
Joshua Grange—bass, banjo, bass guitar, pedal steel guitar, piano accordion, pianos & baritone guitar
Features a light and folky sound rather than the sonic lushness of Carla's debut album Departure. Carla's voice is as gorgeous as ever, I often find myself listening to this EP several times in a row. Hard to believe this is a collection of misfit songs culled from her upcoming release. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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