Angel Olsen

The Echo Presents

Angel Olsen

Villages, Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans

Mon, April 8, 2013

8:30 pm

The Echo

Los Angeles, California

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen has a fresh edge to her sound, a warm and wonderful range, and an otherworldly skill and charm. Her special presence became apparent through her debut, Strange Cactiand radiates even more on her sophomore album, Half Way Home. Released last month on Bathetic Records, Half Way Home is a continuation of Angel's elegance, a collection of both new and old music, honed and matured, thoughts revisited. It presents this beautiful woman and her extraordinary voice taken to a new level, in no doubt a growth and reach brought on by many road trips with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and crew. It's an emotional stew with Angel's robust voice up front, bold and engaging, aching to be heard. Joined by Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) behind the board and playing throughout the songs, Half Way Home showcases the wondrous sounds of a songwriter with such a voice that is rarely found.
Villages
Villages
Asheville, NC's Ross Gentry picks up his Villages mantle and flows beyond himself, taking his delicate sounds to an epic field of staggering, emotional landscapes. Theories Of Ageing takes a sound process, weaving elements together, and in its finality, what's what is left in the wind. Delicate floating synth atmosphere with open-tuned acoustic guitar strums, banjo and piano slide in and out of the spaces, creating an entirely enchanting, if a bit haunting record. As a reference, Villages takes on a level of ambient artistry seen throughout the works of Labradford or Stars Of The Lid; never scared to embrace more than just textural sound layers; but also build, mould, and shape pure music. This is not background art.

"Gentry alchemizes morphed keyboard drone, methodical guitar arpeggiations, and found sounds into a tragic, pensive ambiance, much like an elder statesmen recalling his memoirs internally. [For] fans of Discreet Music or long drives through the mountains while the sun's rising." --Ad Hoc
Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Paul Bergmann and the Fair Moans
Paul Bergmann is a songwriter originally from Massachusetts. He now lives in Los Angeles. The Fair Moans currently consist of his sister Laura Doolin, and more soon to come. Their tunes are dark but the future is bright.

"I can't help but hear something dark and sinister in this kind of singing; likewise, I can't help but hear something down-home and comforting in these chords." - Ear Infection Music Blog
Venue Information:
The Echo
1822 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, California, 90026
http://www.theecho.com