Engel, Clara / Vigils
Album: Vigils   Collection:General
Artist:Engel, Clara   Added:Aug 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-09-08 Pull Date: 2017-11-10
Week Ending: Oct 29 Oct 8 Sep 17
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 26, 2020: Stranded at Settembrini's
3. Oct 01, 2017: The Daily Bump
Angel Of Death
2. Oct 24, 2017: The Core
4. Sep 16, 2017: Old Fart at Play

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2017-08-29
Gentle solo guitar from Ontario. Recorded in one evening by Engel just before the death of their father, these pieces are gentle and warm, mournful but grounding. They evoke the feeling of grief when it gives way to a kind of essential lightness, a self pared down to its most basic desire for solace. Includes a otherworldly interpretation of a Hank Williams song. RIYL Grouper, Loren Connors’ Airs, Tara Jane O’Neil, Talk West. Favorites: 2, 3, 5. No FCCs.

1. (4:45)—Wispy, slow, shimmering fingerpicked flourishes.
2. *(2:49)—Mid-tempo fingerpicking, folk song chord progression, bathed in soft light.
3. *(3:05)—Deep, slow, resonant broken major chords.
4. (1:17)—Partial chords that resonate the way calm water does when stones are dropped into it slowly.
5. *(3:31)—Slow Hank Williams cover. Sounds almost holy. High, clear, restrained singing.
6. (2:48)—High, gleaming raindrop notes. Droning.

Track Listing
1. Let Us Crown Ourselves With Rosebuds, Before They Be Withered   4. Toad's Golden Eyes
2. Saffron   5. Angel Of Death
3. Ether   6. Fine Bone China Bird