New Treat #81: Mirel Wagner

I’ve always thought there was something very beautiful about music with a certain stillness to it. Music that has little change in melody, rhythm, instrumentation or dynamic but still manages to evoke something inside you. I think the best example of this is Leonard Cohen. Mirel Wagner has that ability to make you want to tear away everything inside you by doing something incredibly simple. She’s just got this voice, which sounds tortured and bruised. And songs which tell haunting stories. She reminds me of a mixture of Sibylle Baier and Cold Specks.

She released her debut album, which was self-titled last year to positive reviews but this is something that will never get mainstream exposure due to the stillness of the record. I hope she reaches some of your ears though and I hope you enjoy it.

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