CLARA ENGEL

Tender

(Backwards - BW03) LP $21.00

This Canadian musician with the warm, dreamy voice, intimate, melancholy compositions, and deliberately meager arrangements, conceives of music as intense and fraught with emotions of the broadest range; Engel’s melting lyrics recall the “poetry in music” of Jacques Brel or contemporary balladeer Antony Hegarty. Moving from visionary atmospheres à la David Lynch, through raging blues of the Mississippi Delta, to gloomy scenes worthy of Nick Cave’s pen, Tender combines Chrissie Hynde, Howlin’ Wolf and Diamanda Galas into a single creature. Edition of 300