Agnes Obel: Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel

Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel

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  • Release Date 25 May 2018
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Product code
ALNCD49
Format
CD Album
Label
Late Night Tales

For the mix it feels almost as if Agnes has scoured the world looking for kindred spirits – or kindred songs. There’s a quietude about it all, the antithe- sis of a rush hour, like a frozen lake on a Sunday morning. This is aided by a veritable cornucopia of new Obel material, including a haunting reading of Danish song ‘Glemmer Du’, Inger Christensen’s ‘Poem About Death’ set to original music, and an Agnes original, ‘Bee Dance’.

Among them, there’s the enigmatic Jamaican singer Nora Dean who weighs in with the hypnotic and slinky Duke Reid production, ‘Ay Ay Ay Ay (Angie-Lala)’ and the sparse, sardonic ‘Party Girl’ by Michelle Gurevich, so good it inspired the eponymous French movie. There are the plangent voices, The Bulgarian Folklore Choir, Nina Si- mone, Ray Davies and Agnes herself, ringing true. Some- how, Ms Obel makes even makes the electronic tracks bow to her needs as with Yello whose ‘Great Mission’ is more Martin Denny than Underworld and cult Greek com- poser Lena Platonos’ ‘Bloody Shadows From A Distance’ pulses gently rather than throbs and Can’s recently redis- covered ‘Obscura Primavera’, unusually hushed.

"I was surprised at how much time I ended up spending on this. I collected all the songs together with my partner Alex and we just spent time listening to records, trying to see what would t together. Some of the music I’ve included here is on mixtapes we made when we were just friends as teenagers. Each one of the tracks produces stories in my head." - Agnes Obel, February 2018

Tracklist
Tracklist
1 Henry Mancini - The Evil Theme  
2 Roger Webb - Moonbird  
3 Eden Ahbez - Eden's Island  
4 Lee Hazelwood - The Nights  
5 Nora Dean - Ay Ay Ay Ay (Angle-Lala)  
6 Yello - Great Mission  
7 Quarteto Em Cy with Tamba Trio - Aleluia  
8 Lena Platonos - Bloody Shadows From A Distance  
9 Ray Davies - I Go To Sleep  
10 Alfred Schnittke - Piano Quintet, V  
11 Agnes Obel - Stretch Your Eyes (Ambient Acapella)  
12 The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir – Pilentze Pee (Pilentze Sings)  
13 Agnes Obel - Glemmer Du  
14 Agnes Obel - Bee Dance  
15 Sibylle Baier - The End  
16 Michelle Gurevich - Party Girl  
17 CAN - Oscura Primavera  
18 David Lang - I Lie  
19 Nina Simone - Images (Live In New York 1964)  
20 Agnes Obel - Poem About Death  

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