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  Jo Gabriel

Jo Gabriel is best known for her intuitive control of the piano, her ethereal voice and the unique depth of her songwriting. Often assumed to be classically trained, Jo is completely self-taught. Her music stands in the genre of Ambient Gothic, and is often compared to the likes of Kate Bush, Harold Budd, The Cocteau Twins, and Lisa Germano.

Jo has established herself as a poetic artist whose otherworldly performances have captured her audiences at such New York City venues as CB’s Gallery, Brownies, and Meow Mix.

Jo’s 1995 debut album Lying in the Evidence of Love was voted top indie pick in the July 1996 issue of Modern Musician Monthly; “This style seems so natural to Gabriel that I bet she was doing it well before Amos was around”-Rich Lupescu.

She has been interviewed by and performed live at Hofstra University’s radio station WRHU, Seton Hall University, and The New School’s Tisch Auditorium Stage.
She remains in rotation on various national college radio stations.

Her music can been heard on MTV’s Real World and Making the Band, and has won several awards for her emotionally evocative score which was featured in With One Voice: The Battle Against Breast Cancer on Long Island a documentary which aired on PBS in the fall of 2000. Her music has been used in film shorts such as Radical Raw Voice, an interview with world renowned poet Sonia Sanchez, and Janeen Ilardo’s remarkable short film Predicate Thinking.

Her latest works are Tinderbox and The Unreachable Sky, released through the indie label Faith Strange. Originally recorded live to a television audience, Tinderbox showcases the incredible musical interplay between Gabriel’s inimitable piano style and voice with long time collaborator Linda Mackley on drums. The album has since been re-constructed with haunting background vocals and a lush undertow of orchestral instruments, that cross-pollinate Gabriel and Mackley’s synchronistic live performance.

Gabriel’s second new release The Unreachable Sky is a surreal atmospheric canvas of piano-infused instrumentals dispersed among her ghostly vocal pieces. Reviews of Tinderbox and The Unreachable Sky are available on the acclaimed website Musical Discoveries (www.musicaldiscoveries.com). Gabriel was also honored with a full feature article on their website in August 2003.

Her affiliation with master composer, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and musical visionary Mike Fazio; well known for the unique approach he brings to his ebow and pedal steel guitars, enables Gabriel to explore the nether regions of her musical ability.

Her forthcoming projects; The Amber Sessions and The Last Drive-In are due to be released in 2004. Both albums are ambient streams of consciousness in tone, using a tapestry of world influences and ethnic instrumentation.

Additional info can be found at http://www.faithstrange.com

   
 

Lying In The Evidence Of Love
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Tinderbox
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NIGHTDIGGING (mp3)

TINDERBOX (mp3)
ISLAND (mp3)
WASH AWAY (mp3)
GIVE IT BACK (mp3)
BROKEN (mp3)
LITTLE BIRDS (mp3)


The Unreachable Sky
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I'M OK (mp3)
TINDERBOX WALTZ (mp3)
TURBULENT SILENCE (mp3)
MOTHER MAY I? (mp3)
DAY WITHOUT YOU (mp3)
TINDERBOX MINUET (mp3)
THE UNREACHABLE SKY (mp3)
HURRICANE (mp3)
DANSE PAPUSZA (mp3)
SPILL (mp3)
BE MY DEITY (mp3)
GLORIFY / BIRDSEND (mp3)

   
     
 


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