MARTIN’S TRACK OF THE WEEK (09 JULY 2018) Riverside by Agnes Obel

My track of the week this is a sort of different one for me. First off it’s not a noisy punk track, or  forgotten eighties track. It is a particularly haunting, beautiful piano led track by Denmark’s Agnes Obel. The track is Riverside. It’s taken from her debut album Philarmonics (2010). Riverside strongly shows her classical piano background and the influence of Bartok and Chopin amongst others. Later in her life she was influenced by the work of Jan Johansson. This track with it’s overdubbed  vocals and simple repetitive piano makes for a haunting listen. Listen here.

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