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Clara Engel / Mine


Country of origin:

Canada

Type of music generally:

Bluesy, indie

Status:

Most recent release, We Are Not Here (soundtrack EP, 2015)

See also:

Clara Engel's bandcamp site

Clare Engel's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Cat Power

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

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

Recordings:

  • A Lethal Blue (2004)
  • Jump of Flame (2005)
  • Cousin Mary EP (2006)
  • Clara Engel (2006)
  • Tender (2008)
  • Raphael (Live at Tapestry Studio, EP, 2008)
  • Secret Beasts (2009)
  • The Bethlehem Tapes (2010)
  • Clara Engel sings two songs by Jason Molina (live bootleg, 2012)
  • The Lovebird's Throat (EP, 2012)
  • Ashes & Tangerines (2014)
  • Looking-Glass Fire (EP, 2014)
  • We Are Not Here (soundtrack EP, 2015)

A Lethal Blue

Release info:

2004—Record Error Records

Availability:

CDBaby

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of stripped-down indie music

Group members:

Clara Engel—vocals, guitar
Matt Russo—guitar

Guest artists:

Alex Vickers—cello on 2 tracks

Comments:

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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