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Agnes Obel


Country of origin:

Denmark

Type of music generally:

Quiet alternative pop with some folk and classical influences

Status:

Most recent release, Citizen of Glass (2016)

See also:

Agnes Obel's site

Agnes Obel's MySpace page

Comparisons:

Hannah Peel, Lia Ices, Ane Brun

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Danish singer-songwriter, piano-driven quietness. (christina_skov@hotmail.com)

Slightly experimental pop psych-ish retro 60s/70s new folk (at least -ish). A charming discovery, and becoming one of my favourite artists. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Aventine or Citizen of Glass

Recordings:


Philharmonics

Release info:

2010—Play It Again Sam

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Agnes Obel—vocals, piano

Guest artists:

Daniel Matz—beat (3, 7, 8)
Frederique Labbow—cello (5, 8)
Anne üller—cello (7)
Robert Kondorosi—guitar (3)
Alex Brüel Flagstad—backing vocals (4)

Produced by:

Agnes Obel

Comments:

A collection of wonderful, lo-fi folkish pop. Surprising powerful and lively and unforgettable given its overall quiet feel. Favourite tracks are "Riverside" and "Philharmonics", but I really like the whole album. One of my favourites of the year. (Neile)

One of the best of the year. (christina_skov@hotmail.com, JoAnn Whetsell, stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Aventine

Release info:

2013—Play It Again Sam

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Agnes Obel—vocals, piano, rhythms

Guest artists:

Mika Posen—violin, viola
Anne Muller—cello, violin
Robert Kondorossi—guitar
Gillian Fleetwood—harp

Produced by:

Agnes Obel

Comments:

A good follow-up to her lovely debut album. (Marion)

Yes, it's beautiful! Highly recommended. Alovely collection of songs with and without vocals. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Truly gorgeous, this is a strong follow-up to Philharmonics, and may even exceed it. A lovely listening experience and one I can listen to over and over. Definitely on of the best albums of 2013. So, so lovely, moody, and quietly powerful. (Neile)

Suffers from the same shortcomings as the Katie Melua album: it's missing some punch. (raschee@gmail.com)


Citizen of Glass

Release info:

2016—Play It Again Sam—PIASR905CDX

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Agnes Obel—vocals, choirs, percussion, piano, mellotron, spinet, celesta and other keys

Guest artists:

Kristina Koropecki—cello (1-4, 6, 7, 9)
Charlotte Danhier—cello (2, 4)
Frederique Labbow—cello (6)
John Corban—violin (1-3, 6)
Daniel Matz—trautonium (1, 4, 6); shakers and timbra (2, 8)

Produced by:

Agnes Obel

Comments:

Another gorgeous album, less folky and more orchestral and dreamy than its predecessors. (JoAnn Whetsell)

Agnes Obel goes from strength to strength. This album is just as magical as Aventine (which I adored), and adds just a touch of playfulness. Brilliant, and one of my top albums of the year. Agnes Obel is becoming one of my favourite artists. (Neile)

One of the best albums of the year. (christina_skov@hotmail.com, Marion, k_hester_k@yahoo.co.nz)


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