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Clara Engel - I Have No Words video

Independent musician and visual artist Clara Engel - a true luminary of the folk noir firmament - is about to release the new album Where A City Once Drowned. I made a small contribution with the creaking chords of a harmonium on the closing track, Open a Door. The snippets and trailers so far sound poetic, wild, mournful and marvellous. This is gonna be a very special collection of songs.
To give Where A City Once Drowned a high quality physical release doing justice to the record, the design and album packaging, Clara has decided to run a campaign covering the production costs to bring you this great piece of art. It's running throughout March, but the donations are already approaching 80%, so things are looking very good. Follow @clara.engel.music to read all about it.

#claraengelmusic #claraengel #postpunk #folknoir #artsong #harmonium #collaboration #braddeschamps #odileaurorestrik #sylviahaynes #taylorgalassi #tsinderash #astorwolfe #chamberpop #dreampop #chamberfolk #dreamfolk #independentartist #independentmusicians #inkdrawing #torontoartists #ulule #tarkovsky #babayaga #witches #howlsmovingcastle #wildgoats #slowcore #minimalistholyblues #beyond
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Strangers, friends, relatives,
please consider pre-ordering my new album, "Where a City Once Drowned" and help it to exist in physical form!
(Link in my bio and also below!)
40 days left! 🐙
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https://www.ulule.com/clara-engel-album
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Evolving form of the Old Feathered Devil/Hungry Wolf song.
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Pst...reminder that the discount code "groke" will get you 20% off all of my music on bandcamp, until the end of 2018 (four more days!) See link in bio, or: claraengel.bandcamp.com
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My musical offerings of 2018.

Clockwise, from the top left:
Eleven Passages (originally issued on @polarseasrecordings ), How Do You Mourn?, In the Fog, A Shore Far From Any Prison (cover photo by @ilysaenfields )

All are up on my bandcamp:
claraengel.bandcamp.com

G'night
Clara
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#art #music #musicof2018 #claraengelmusic #minimalistholyblues #folknoir #chanson #poesie #poetry #witches #nature #pantheism #existential #endofyear #solstice #dronefolk #instrumentalmusic #lofi #homerecording #fieldrecordings #guitarist #vocalist #fossils #caves #animals #roots #trees #ink #visualart
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Last night at The Whiskey Bar in Cleveland, photos by Joe Friend.
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Elegant merch solution for traveling indie artists = postcards with album art and download codes!
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Album art on the left by @yukikomura
and on the right by @ilysaenfields (middle by yours truly).
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Sorted out my phone situation and it turns out I can post things w/ no risk of being charged 1000s of $s upon my return, yay 😊
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Upcoming micro tour!!! Touring is exciting, but also costly for independent artists like me -- if you'd like to help out a little:

I have a pre-tour discount code on my Bandcamp, enter
"breath_of_frost" (no quotation marks)
and you'll get 10% off all my music until the end of November: https://claraengel.bandcamp.com

and there's also Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=489459 🖤
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#microtour #independentartist #posterart #slowcore #folknoir #minimalistholyblues #diymusician #diyartist #undergroundmusic #duende #wabisabi #claraengel #deeplistening #poetry
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a pilot's blues at the end of time (land animal)

rocketing through dark clouds
hardened shell, not a nerve exposed
snow whirls in a blind dance
unbodied hunger drinks from my bones

make me a home
in the mountainside
where there's no cell phone tower
where wild goats climb
I wasn't born to fly
I'm a land animal

no flicker of light
no whisper of warning
I feel nothing sacred awaken in my bones
cargo of flesh and precious metal
engine roars on in darkness
wildfires glow down below

make me a home
in the mountainside
where there's no cell phone tower
where wild goats climb
I wasn't born to fly
I'm a land animal

how long can we stay here
is there a seed that will birth a new world
why don't we ask that witch in the desert
if she still lives there
if she still lives at all

make me a home
in the mountainside
where there's no cellphone tower
where wild goats climb
I wasn't born to fly
I'm a land animal

CE
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On vocal rest for probably another week. Drawing and listening to Zeal and Ardor and refraining from speaking til I have to go in and speak for 4 hrs at my day job. Decided to start working on some posters. Here is a cartoon version of me that I may use for my Nov/Dec US mini-tour. .
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#cartoon #posterart #visualart #claraengel #minimalistholyblues #indiemusic #indieartist #keeponkeepingon #brushpen #zealandardor #metal #folk #chambermusic #artsong #poetryandmusic
Just released a new album (link in bio) planning a little US tour in Nov/Dec, about to begin recording a new instrumental album for a really neat label in Japan, and saving up to be able to finish properly mixing a collection of songs recorded last Spring. Also playing 2 shows in TO this month! Feeling a tad overstretched, as I'm just one human bean, not a machine. If you're interested in supporting my endeavours (and receiving downloads of all subsequent releases!) please check out my Patreon (instagram hates links so you'll need to copy and paste the url)
https://www.patreon.com/user?u=489459
💓
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fragment of “it becomes you to vanish” from my new album (see link in my bio!)
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#guitarist #singer #poet #toronto #torontoartists #jellyfish #nightsky #imagery #folknoir #genrequeer #minimalistholyblues #diymusician #punkblues #slowcore
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Just released a new album (link in bio) ✨✨✨
Please buy/share the link if you like what I do! I'm a completely independent artist, and every bit of support helps so much.
Photo cred: @ilysaenfields .
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#underwater #words #guitarist #deeplistening #deepseacreatures #avantfolk #folknoir #blues #slowcore #claraengelmusic #minimalistholyblues #bandcamp #supportindiemusic
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Make me a home
in the mountainside
where there’s no cell phone tower
where wild goats climb
I wasn’t born to fly
I’m a land animal
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#indieartist #diymusician #folknoir #minimalistholyblues #existentialism #goats #wilderness #claraengelmusic #torontoartists
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Less than 2 weeks until the release of "A Shore Far From Any Prison" (link in my profile!) Please do check it out (and pre-order if you feel so inclined!) 🌠
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#newalbum #newmusic #indieartist #folknoir #minimalistholyblues #deeplistening #chanson #art #artsong #folk #dronefolk #poetry #underwater #stars
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lodestar has vanished from the heavens
lungs and heart and brain toil on in darkness
the sound of a theremin
of sirens beckoning
miles under the sea another world is glowing
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Lyric excerpt from the new album I'm currently mixing. To help me finish making it & receive a download as soon as it's released, see the link in my bio.
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Photo: otherworldly moss in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
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Next (and only!) upcoming show is June 30th ~ sharing a bill with the scintillatingly lovely Joyful Joyful.
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"In the Fog"
New release up on Bandcamp
(see link in bio).
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"The sad eyed chameleon
volcano grey
sits on his rock
on a thundery day
grey is his coat
and grey is his heart
grey-eyed chameleon
in deep grey thought"
- Derek Jarman
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If you enjoy the music and art that I share online and you want to support what I do, please consider purchasing some of my work directly from me! I don't do the whole Patreon thing, but I have a lot of work up on Bandcamp:
https://claraengel.bandcamp.com
(digital, cds, vinyl, tapes, risograph and giclée prints). What I do exists on a weird island between experimental and traditional -- it makes labels wary of taking me on for the most part (I am either too much of a conventional songwriter, or not enough of one, depending on one's politics). From my own perspective I make work from a largely unconscious place, I don't like to analyze my "genre" and I'm not interested in deliberately tailoring it to the aesthetic appetites of the day... that would be depressing and alienating. Anyways, thanks for reading and listening. xc
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Hey Toronto, I have a solo show coming up next weekend! May 12th. 8pm is when music starts, and it'll be done at 9. (Actual early show!)
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Next weekend is also TCAF! It'll be a solid weekend of music and art 😁 .
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"Visitors Are Allowed One Kiss" is going to be re-released in the near future by a boutique label based in the UK called Siren Wire. Yay!
I also sold a little morsel of my soul today and registered the songs off this album with many various streaming sites, (that pay musicians a pittance). It'll be on itunes and other such sites in about 3 weeks from now.
If you want to get it from Bandcamp, (a site that compensates artists quite well!) here it is: https://claraengel.bandcamp.com/album/visitors-are-allowed-one-kiss
This album is one I am very proud of, and it features many amazing guest contributors, for eg @tsinderash @megmulhearn @aidanbakermusic @daashhleewiis @heidiharris_sukisound @thorharris @driftingvoid @armenra ...
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Feedram - это обозреватель постов из Инстаграма.