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CD released: Mar 08, 2024

Tracklisting:
1. Dress Of Stillness
2. Up My Sleeve
3. German Singer
4. Never Tried To Run
5. One
6. Open Eyes
7. Bear
8. Let Your Hair Down
9. Good And Bad
10. Temple
ERIKA ANGELL
THE OBSESSION WITH HER VOICE
Label: CONSTELLATION
Cat No: CST176CD
Barcode: 666561017620
Packaging: CD Digipak

The Montr al-based Swedish vocalist and composer Erika Angell defies categorization. Across sixteen independently produced albums and innumerable collaborations, Angell has been a poetic and audacious force in genre-defying music. Her voice has been described as "a guiding presence" (Exclaim) that "splits the difference between the divine and demonic, skillfully unhinged" (Under The Radar) and "sits alongside the greatest indie female artists who are not afraid of anything" (Le Devoir). Raised on an island on the west coast of Sweden, her musical trajectory began in earnest when she moved to Stockholm in 2004 and became a member of noted collective label and venue Fylkingen (the oldest organization in Europe for experimental music and art, founded in 1933). Relocating to Montr al in 2012, her career now spans two decades, characterized by a fearless pursuit of originality, an inexhaustible desire to traverse genres, and a dedication to artistic collaboration. Angell melds musical territories from classical, folk, rock and pop to jazz, electronic, free-improvised and avant-garde. She is known foremost for her unconventional artistry with the celebrated and Polaris-nominated avant-rock band Thus Owls, which she has co-led with her husband Simon Angell since 2007. Earlier ensembles include the Swedish vocal-bass duo Josef & Erika and the electronic noise group The Moth. She has toured the world extensively in support of these and other projects, counting Dan el Bjarnason (Ben Frost, Sigur R s), Liam O'Neill (SUUNS), Karl Lemieux (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Lisen Rylander L ve (Midaircondo) and Anders Jormin (ECM) amongst her many collaborators. Her distinctive and virtuosic voice has graced recordings and live performances with a wide spectrum of artists, including Loney Dear, Patrick Watson, Leonard Cohen, Kim Myhr, Arve Henriksen, Land Of Kush, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, La Force and The Besnard Lakes to name just a few. More recently Angell co-founded the New Music trio Beatings Are In The Body with R is n Adams and Peggy Lee, and completed a debut solo album of unfettered vocal exploration and expressionist avant-electronic composition slated for release on Constellation in early 2024.

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