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Attic Mornings- EP

by Claudia Schwab

“A tireless explorer of musical sounds and spaces, [Claudia Schwab] is a bold frontierswoman mapping out a new imagined soundscape which is both contemporary and rooted in diverse musical traditions.” (Dr. Mel Mercier, Irish World Academy Limerick)
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Side A: Hampi- Cathy's Waltz- Pleasant Days
13:06 album only
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2. Side B: Evening in the East- One Day
14:10 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Claudia Schwab is an Ireland based, originally Austrian fiddle player/composer/yodeller. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia's blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling. Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier - Irish World Academy), Claudia's debut album Amber Sands (2014) features regularly on Irish national radio and has received impressive reviews by magazines such as FATEA, Folkworld and Songlines.

ATTIC MORNINGS (EP)- Special edition on vinyl (** download card included!)

Comprising five tracks of the forthcoming full album (February 2017), this record was assembled in a manner inspired by the idea of creating a sonic image of the daily writing of 'Morning Pages' (Julia Cameron: 'The Artists Way'), a practice that has accompanied Schwab for the past several years.

In this special edition, the separate tracks are woven into a collage of sounds that Claudia has been collecting in Ireland, Austria and India:

The sound of handwriting accompanied by rain falling onto a skylight window on the West Coast of Ireland. A tune and a yodel that once emerged from a bamboo hut in Hampi/South India. A waltz, traffic, birds and a coffee maker. Songs, ragas, Kerry-Tibetian singing bowls that now reappear amidst rain and thunderstorm in the Johnsbach valley....

Musicians:
Claudia Schwab (violins/ vocals/compositions/ sound collage)
Marti Tärn (electric bass/ piano/ vocals)
Stefan Hedborg (percussion/ drums/ vocals)
Hannah James (accordion/ foot percussion/ backing vocals)

Special guests:
Brian McDonagh (mandola on 'Evening in the East')
Irene Buckley (electronics for 'Evening in the East')
Lisa Hörzer, Sebastian Rastl, Sophie Meier-Rastl, Anna Schwab, Wolfgang Schwab (Jodellers on 'Hampi')

Recorded and mixed by Brian McDonagh at The Magic Room, Cairns Hill, Sligo.
Sound collage: Claudia Schwab. Guest yodelling: home recordings by Lisa, Bastl, Sophie, Anna and Wolli. Electronics for 'Evening in the East': Claudia's home recordings altered and remixed by Irene Buckley.
Mastering by Bernie Becker, Pasadena, CA.
Artwork: Claudia Schwab (mixed media); Barra Cassidy: 'The Return' (altered photography); Photo: Larisa Kazic
Design: www.ogmediagroup.com

For more information please check out www.claudiaschwab.com

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