Clara Engel / Mine
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Type of music generally:
Most recent release, Tender (2008)
Haunting, sparse, broken. This is utterly contemporary and homegrown. Its own genre, closer to blues than anything — not pop, not rock, not folk though with elements of all. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
A Lethal Blue is all we've heard so far
2004—Record Error Records
Recommended for fans of stripped-down indie music
Clara Engel—vocals, guitar
Alex Vickers—cello on 2 tracks
A Lethal Blue is stripped down to the point of haunting naked emotion. It's just Clare Engel's aching vocals and two guitars. I don't know if she's singing about broken hearts or broken lives, but it's moody, dark, dreamy, yearning. She has a Siberry-ish voice. Not too concerned with prettifying anything, but tuneful. (Neile)
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