A New Way by Amy Clarke

LISTEN TO AMY’s MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/amyclarke/ 

Album Review  From Alex Ramon of Boycotting Trends in the UK:

http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/2017/09/cd-review-new-way-by-amy-clarke-2017.html

CD Review: A New Way, by Amy Clarke (2017)

Though composed and developed over a number of years, the thirteen carefully crafted songs that make up Amy Clarke’s debut album A New Way form a compelling and cohesive whole. As its title suggests, this is a record that’s concerned with transition and change – its difficulties, challenges, opportunities – and Clarke approaches the theme from a variety of perspectives, offering character portraits, relationship confessionals and spiritual ruminations while sustaining an intimate, confiding tone throughout.

A single, stark piano note ushers in the arresting opener “Rain Come Round”: the song then picks up pace with rolling percussion and an urgent vocal as Clarke anticipates a tempest to come: “Tornados, I have lived where they land/ But this time I am not frightened/I have built a better border/and I’m safe here from your storm.”

A New Way is indeed heavily piano-based: the classically trained Clarke is a versatile and creative player who combines jazz, rock, pop and classical elements in her arrangements. Liner note thanks expressed to Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan (with whom Clarke has collaborated) feel apt; in fact, at times the album seems to set up a warm sisterly dialogue with Amos’s just-released latest record, Native Invader [review], in its potent exploration of feminist and ecological themes. The connection is especially evident on the beautiful centrepiece “Between the Ice and the Ocean”, with its “Reindeer King”-evoking imagery, and on  “We Are the Web,” an ardent plea for unity between humans and the natural world: “we must listen to each other/listen to our Mother/to heal her and to make her whole.”

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More here at link: http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/2017/09/cd-review-new-way-by-amy-clarke-2017.html

A New Way on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-new-way/id1275973364

All music by Amy Clarke on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/amy-clarke/id159679346

 

 

 

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A New Way by Amy Clarke

New Moon, Lunar New Year, Keep Rising

Thanks to thousands who have streamed #Goddess so far, from election through the #womensmarch; it is now available through online distributors such as iTunes or Amazon, or through my fave distributor – CDBaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/amyclarke. Please make sure to get your own copy of the #empowering #women single from iTunes or CDBaby along with Amy’s #political #resistance-flavored “After The Fall” EP from 2006, which is experiencing a revival of interest in the face of the current administration, especially “After The Fall”, “Fight or Flight”, “Wolf” & “Not Your Landscape”… #keeprising #rise #resist #reclaim #music #magic #riseup

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#keeprising #goddess #pledge #intention #imbolc #magic

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New Moon, Lunar New Year, Keep Rising

Music & Magic

Happy 2016! May it be a better year than 2015.

This 9 card spread I designed (for the 9 energy of 2016) and pulled from The Heart of the Faerie Oracle last night resonates strongly with other readings for the year, and rings true…

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Big #magic, #creativity, #wisdom & #song on the horizon – from #spark of #hope in the dark to #faerie of #growth – #dreams come true! #tarot #divination #happynewyear #yearaheadspread2016

After much #alchemy and #transformation in 2015, finally ready to complete #creative projects and dive fully into the sea of #music again…the path is clear ahead, and am getting the ground ready for #dreams to grow and flourish!

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Off to the #piano for a date with the #Muse –

-Amy

http://www.amyclarke.com

Music & Magic

Full Moon Music at the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – next gathering & concert TUE MAR 31 2015

LA: Tues eve Silver Lake Farmer’s market closest to the #fullmoon

TUE MAR 3: What a night of ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎magic‬ ‪#‎connection‬ and ‪#‎community‬ in ‪#‎silverlake‬ – new ‪#‎friends‬ and ‪#‎musical‬ ‪#‎collaborators‬ PLUS a 12-year SL resident who had never been to the ‪#‎farmersmarket‬ came for the first time! Thank you, Runson, Laura, Mari Luna, Rene Collins (all the way from Culver City!), Pascha, Heather Lyn, Gregory, the ‪#‎Flipped‬ ‪#‎book‬ ‪#‎tour‬, Sofia & Lily, Matty, Julie and ‪#‎morningsandnights‬ Vivian and ‪#‎pineandcrane‬, and so many more! Looking forward to next ‪#‎fullmoonmusic‬ – which will be on TUE MAR 31, 2015, and will be hosting 3 acts to play sets – please contact gaiagrove@gmail.com with a link to your music for consideration!

xoxo, Amy

http://www.amyclarke.com

 

“Beautiful, magical, original”
Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

“Magnificent singer/songwriter/keyboardist”
Peter Quinones, Editor, Alternative World Fanzine

“a gifted musician with a lovely voice”
The Eclectic Collection: A Celebration of Women in Music

“accomplished, amazing, and really going places”
Larry Wines, Tied to The Tracks Radio, Acoustic Americana Music Guide

“(her) strength and vulnerability are truly compelling”
Annette Conlon, Nette Radio

“full of dark, quirky and experimental sounds and complex lyrics”
Pete Harris, Indie Sounds NY / Harris Radio

“a wicked piano player and a fantastic songwriter”
Drew Brody, Baskethouse, M-Lab

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Full Moon Music at the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – next gathering & concert TUE MAR 31 2015

“the ocean is the beginning of the earth” & “A NEW WAY”

“the ocean is the beginning of the earth / all life comes from the sea”~ Starhawk

Playing a special show in LA opening for STARHAWK again! 12NOON SUN DEC 7 2014 – GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS INSPIRING, EMPOWERING COMMUNITY EVENT TODAY!  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/starhawk-2014-climate-workshop-winters-dream-ritual-tickets-13340013339

dear friends ~ have been dreaming for many moons that our beautiful planet Gaia generates her own water somewhere from deep within the core, meditations & music writing lead me to this all the time ~ and for the past several years, when I do deep grounding, I always connect to WATER at the center of the Earth ~  well, found this!

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http://earthweareone.com/massive-ocean-discovered-towards-the-earths-core/

“It’s good evidence the Earth’s water came from within,” says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.

Jacobsen’s team used 2000 seismometers to study the seismic waves generated by more than 500 earthquakes. These waves move throughout Earth’s interior, including the core, and can be detected at the surface. “They make the Earth ring like a bell for days afterwards,” says Jacobsen.

the flower is opening / the song is ready to sing / the bells are beginning to ring / and the water is flowing back to the sea ~ Amy Clarke
“Between The Ice and The Ocean” & “A New Way”
recorded live on Summer Solstice, 2010 ~ SoCal Music Expo

“it begins with the sunlight
gleaming crystalline
first a drop forms
finally a stream
between the ice and the ocean
there’s a growing rising tide
forming unseen rivers”

“the ocean is the beginning of the earth” & “A NEW WAY”

2014 ~ the year ahead ~ full moon & winter solstice musings

full moon musings after meditation in the woods ~

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#nature hike and #visionquest in Griffith #Park…

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while the year 2013 (6) focused on SERVICE, responsibility, generosity, caretaking, & collective harmony,

the year 2014 (7) will be more about SPIRITUALITY, truth, magic, mystery, & individual mastery.

also believe it is the year my album will finally be released ~

Aho!

2014 ~ the year ahead ~ full moon & winter solstice musings