Easter Weekend Hours

Friday, April 19 10am-5pm
Sunday, April 21 10am-6pm
Monday, April 22 10am-9pm

Twitter
Contest

Courtesy of Hot Docs, enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Danny Goldberg in conversation with Alan Cross at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30pm.

Contest

Courtesy of Hot Docs, enter here for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Amazing Grace on Saturday, May 11 at 5pm at Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema.

Contest

Enter here for a chance to win an autographed copy of Todd Rundgren's new book The Individualist and a pair of tickets to see Todd at the Danforth Music Hall on April 28

Last Month's Top Sellers

1. JULIA JACKLIN - Crushing
2. JEREMY DUTCHER - Woloastoquiyu
3. VARIOUS - Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes
4. VARIOUS - This Is Lowrider Soul
5. ANEMONE - Beat My Distance

Click here for full list.

Search
Login
« SPIRITUALIZED - And Nothing Hurt | Main | MICHAEL RAULT - It's A New Day Tonight »
Monday
Jul302018

VA - Agnes Obel: Late Night Tales

"This is an unusual, beautiful and dark album curated by — and at times performed by — the Danish musician Agnes Obel. It's part of a series of artist-curated albums called Late Night Tales. Nils Frahm, The Flaming Lips, Jon Hopkins and others have put their own records together for the series in the past. For her Late Night Tale, Agnes Obel has chosen music from a wide variety of artists — from the soul of Nina Simone to the wit and wisdom of The Kinks' Ray Davies, the lush strings of Henry Mancini, the quirkiness of Can and the ethereal Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir. Somehow she has managed to stitch it altogether.

My first listen to this album was transporting. Agnes Obel says that she "collected all the songs together with my partner, Alex Brüel Flagstad and we just spent time listening to records, trying to see what would fit 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."

Included with these older tracks are three new, original songs from Agnes, including a collaboration with the Danish poet Inger Christensen's work, "Poem on Death." I suggest you hit the play button and listen to the songs and read Agnes Obel's descriptions. This is truly a rare listening experience I'm thrilled to share." - NPR

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>