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September 27, 2011

Agnes Obel: Just So


Obel debuted as a solo singer with her first album Philharmonics (2010). She writes, plays, sings, records and produces all her material herself. “The orchestral or symphonic music never interested me. I always was attracted by simple melodies, almost childish.(…) I put a long time before writing texts because the music seems to tell already a story, to project images.”

Her piano is really much more than an instrument : “The piano and the singing are two equal things to me – maybe not inseparable but very connected. You can say they are like two equal voices.” For her : “The music is the most obvious means to express what I am, where I am.” “I don’t have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration. I do exactly what I always wanted to do. In fact, I don’t have the feeling to have chosen the music. The music chose me.”

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Annie Wagner
Fragile, like a ninja.