|Artist:||Emilie & Ogden||Added:||Feb 2016|
|Label:||Secret City Records|
|Add Date:||2016-02-14||Pull Date:||2016-04-17|
|Week Ending:||Apr 17||Apr 10||Apr 3||Mar 27||Mar 20||Mar 13||Mar 6||Feb 28|
|1.||May 04, 2016:||Kick Out The Blues
|4.||Apr 15, 2016:||Time Traveler
|2.||Apr 20, 2016:||Kick Out The Blues
|5.||Apr 08, 2016:||Time Traveler
|3.||Apr 16, 2016:||Music Casserole
|6.||Apr 06, 2016:||Kick Out The Blues
Emilie Kahn is a gifted, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter from Montreal. She studied music as a child, playing the flute and learning the piano and guitar. But in college, she became inspired to take up the harp and found her calling. Her accomplished artistry is amply demonstrated on her full-album debut, “10 000.” She has a unique flavor to her vocals —expressive, wistful and often jazzy — reminiscent of the quirkiness of St. Vincent, Natalie Prass, Feist, or Joanna Newsom. With the help of other musicians who play guitar, bass, synths, banjo, and drums, she has created an intriguing album of 11 unique indie art-pop songs. This could be played on indie shows as well as jazz or experimental shows. In case you’re wondering, Ogden is the name of her harp.
Recommended: 2, 9, 4, 1, 7, 6 No FCCs.
1. (5:24) Blame – Emilie’s glistening harp at the opening defines this new-age ballad. The song shifts at 1:07 to become a lightly tripping, jazzy tune. ***
2. (4:24) Ten Thousand – Quirky, lilting indie pop with a strong hook. Synth handclaps. Smart lyrics. Outstanding vocals. ****
3. (3:36) Closer – Very spare in the beginning — just Emilie, her harp and a banjo. Strings and synth are added in the middle.
4. (4:28) White Lies – Storytelling lyrics with an off-kilter rhythm. Slow, clock-like tapping of drums. Builds in emotional intensity to a big finish. Great! ****
5. (1:10) Nothing New – Quickly plucked harp with Emilie trilling her vocals. VERY short.
6. (3:15) Babel — Refreshed from an earlier EP. Chiming harp, piano and eventually a full orchestra underneath. Thought-provoking lyrics. ***
7. (3:06) Long Gone – Dreamy harp. Piano. Drums. Bouncy feeling with Emilie’s voice at its most playful. Nice backing vocals. ***
8. (3:53) Go Home – Starts with 16 seconds of room noise. Slow, dragging pace set by bass and drums. Measured vocals.
9. (4:35) What Happened – Opens with ringing notes like a grandfather clock. Very jazzy vocals — one could imagine this being performed in a Paris nightclub. ****
10. (4:52) Hold Me Down – Pensive soundscape with Emilie’s light vocals tripping above. Becomes layered with a light harp and pounding world rhythm toward end.
11. (3:49) Dream – Breathy vocals. Waves of sound from a traditional-sounding harp.
|2.||Ten Thousand||7.||Long Gone|
|4.||White Lies||9.||What Happened|
|5.||Nothing New||10.||Hold Me Down|