US - Nebraska - Full Moon 174 - 11/21/10
Even if it was released some moonths ago, let's check Miss Schrag's
latest offering. I was positively taken by her debut album, A Cruel,
Cruel Woman. Now let's see what this new EP offers.
This time it's only Ember, her voice and the acoustic guitar. All
naked. Four songs exposing the artist Ember Schrag with no possible
place to hide. And she comes away
with it head held high. Firstly because she's got a warm and delightful
voice, feeling like a mild breeze against your chin. Secondly she comes
up with interesting songs,
with intriguing lyrics - this time inspired/influenced by Canadian
poet/essayist/translator Anne Carson, with references to the Old
'surreal distortions of
obscure, disturbing moments', according to the press sheet), and
distant childhood memories. As
a result, beautiful songs come out. Especially the EP's highlight, "I
Ain't A Prophet".
Ember Schrag recorded and released 11 cassettes and CD-Rs prior to
her debut. Check out her songs. She deserves a bigger audience.
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