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 wishes, hopes & dreams ~ music, magic & more

dreaming of finally making the album, playing more music, and touring again, look up and see the crescent new moon for the first time, and catch a picture of it, capturing my wishes as well ~ and then, a few minutes later, one of my inspirations, local alternative legends and music world friend whom I played a pre-Grammy show opening for a few years ago in Hollywood – the amazingly talented Poe (singer) – likes the very same photo on instagram 😉 synchronicity is strong and the universe is wiser than we know ~ may all of our dreams take flight this moon, this spring, this year…and beyond… https://instagram.com/p/1uOQhzq0gG/

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new moon wishes, hopes & dreams ~ music, magic & more

We Are The Web ~ 12*20*2012

“We Are The Web” single is now available online from iTunes & other online distributors! Please rate & write a positive review and share with your networks, friends, community ~
Amy Clarke, We Are The Web

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id586806629

we are the web
one living breath
together we are forever woven
until the end of time

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Have a peaceful Winter Solstice & see you in the New Era ~

Amy

We Are The Web ~ 12*20*2012