Lonely Drifter Karen - Grass Is Singing

Grass Is Singing

Lonely Drifter Karen

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Album 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (MP3) 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (FLAC) 13 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks From £0.79

Description

Lonely Drifter Karen - Grass Is Singing

A captivating voice, a fiery piano, a gentle acoustic guitar wandering into an expressionist cabaret, melodies, melodies and more melodies, words, emotion and magic: welcome to the unique world of Lonely Drifter Karen.

Lonely Drifter Karen revolves around Tanja Frinta. She was bewitched by the musicals she went to see when she was a child, in the theatres and cinemas of her native Vienna. She started writing after having listened to a lot of folk, German cabaret music and punk rock.

She played and sang in an all-girl indie pop band when she was 20, then packed her suitcase and left, lived in Sweden for a while and then in Barcelona, where she met the other two people who became part of the band: Mallorca-born pianist Marc Meliá Sobrevias (who is responsible for many of the album's arrangements) and Italian drummer Giorgio Menossi.

Tanja sings, plays the guitar, writes these wonderful melodies and these lyrics full of evocative imagery and incisive twists-and-turns, in which feet become yo-yos, a mad inventor falls in love with a circus clown, girls turn into elephants, angels sigh while ladies resist ice-cream, a woman and a man get choked and, yes, the grass sometimes does sing…

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Reviews

Tinged with melancholy, it's essentially jubilant, simple and lovely music, achieved without ever overdoing the saccharine levels. (Q)

A delicious concoction taking in Weimar Republic cabaret, Parisian café music, Mittel-European classical traditions, rustic Italian ballads, gipsy folk and more, all topped by the whimsical, occasionally child-like songwriting of frontwoman Tanja Frinta. 'Grass Is Singing' doesn't have a duff track on it.(The Daily Telegraph)

An album fans of Bjork, Joanna Newsom and Jolie Holland will love without reservation… . The Feist-like The Owl Moans Low and the breakneck, Sondheimesque Climb are two stunners on an album full of standouts. (Sunday Times)

A tasty aural confection that's as light as the Alpine air and as deliciously rich as a Viennese Sachertorte, which brings to mind the likes of Dory Previn, The Tiger Lillies, and Felt Mountain-era Goldfrapp. (Nude)

Tracklisting

CD Album (CRAM 132CD)
  1. Lonely Drifter Karen - This World Is Crazy
  2. Lonely Drifter Karen - The Angels Sigh
  3. Lonely Drifter Karen - Passengers Of The Night
  4. Lonely Drifter Karen - The Owl Moans Low
  5. Lonely Drifter Karen - Climb
  6. Lonely Drifter Karen - Casablanca
  7. Lonely Drifter Karen - Professor Dragon
  8. Lonely Drifter Karen - Salvation
  9. Lonely Drifter Karen - Carousel Horses
  10. Lonely Drifter Karen - True Desire
  11. Lonely Drifter Karen - Giselle
  12. Lonely Drifter Karen - No True Woman
  13. Lonely Drifter Karen - La Hierba Canta
Download Album (CRAM 132DD)
  1. Lonely Drifter Karen - This World Is Crazy
  2. Lonely Drifter Karen - The Angels Sigh
  3. Lonely Drifter Karen - Passengers Of The Night
  4. Lonely Drifter Karen - The Owl Moans Low
  5. Lonely Drifter Karen - Climb
  6. Lonely Drifter Karen - Casablanca
  7. Lonely Drifter Karen - Professor Dragon
  8. Lonely Drifter Karen - Salvation
  9. Lonely Drifter Karen - Carousel Horses
  10. Lonely Drifter Karen - True Desire
  11. Lonely Drifter Karen - Giselle
  12. Lonely Drifter Karen - No True Woman
  13. Lonely Drifter Karen - La Hierba Canta