Daughter - Brit neo-folkie and alt-pop experimentalist Elena Tonra carves out her space somewhere between the moody soundscapes of Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan and the modern acoustic storytelling of Laura Marling on this new dreamy and intense four-track EP...working with collaborator and guitarist Igor Haefeli, Tonra follows up and expands upon her spring debut EP His Young Heart..."Eno meets Enya" quips The Guardian U.K. // Release: The Wild Youth (EP) // Sounds like: Certainly there are some comparisons to be made to the fresh crop of U.K. nu-folk strummers and Daughter's stripped and revealing acoustic live shows present someone who could easily fit in that mold. But in the studio, we get a very different, very dark atmosphere, Tonra's brooding lovelorn melancholy and airy, icy vocals meshing with ambient electronic washes, rumbling percussion and piercing guitar lines...
Quote: "I got a bit bored of just me and my guitar..." - Elena Tonra // What we like: the ethereal "Medicine" is like watching clouds drift through a moonlit night, echoing piano chord progressions and Tonra's haunting vocals surfacing above the layers of chilly background electronics...the melodies may be spare and nearly stripped to the bone but there's something eerily effective in the way the songs slowly draw you in, as they do on the kid glove brutality beating at the heart of "Home"...
Daughter - "Medicine" (from The Wild Youth EP)
Daughter - "Home" (from The Wild Youth EP)
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