Slow Coming Alive (LP)
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Finnish songwriter Mirja Klippel connects soulful depths and wild Nordic nature on her ambitious new alternative folk album. Her debut EP, Lift Your Lion (2016) introduced her as a strong voice on the Nordic folk scene, and won her a Danish Music Award as Songwriter of the Year. In 2018, the EP was followed by the critically acclaimed full-length debut River of Silver which sent her on an extensive tour around Europe and Russia. She possesses a gripping voice, a rich sonic universe and sense of songwriting, where deeply felt experiences are embedded in the imagery of Nordic nature. In her own words: "Some of the most painful moments of my life have also been the most sacred. Inside intense pain, a flash of clarity can occur, like lightning, guiding you through. I started looking into poems I wrote in my childhood and teenage years. Going back to those moments where innocence was lost, with the experience I carry today, was very healing. A process that flowed into the songs of this album". Slow Coming Alive presents a matured artist who continues to expand the width of her songwriting, drawing on Nordic folk music, melancholic americana and spherical sounds. Accompanied by her long-time musical companion Alex J?nsson on electric guitar and effects, Klippel plays both acoustic guitars and the old German string instrument waldzither. Additional layers of beautiful choral parts and string arrangements, performed by the award-winning string trio Vesselil, complete the shimmering soundscapes.
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