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Citizen of Glass

Agnes Obel

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1
Stretch Your Eyes
Agnes Obel
5:11
2
Familiar
Agnes Obel
3:55
3
Red Virgin Soil
Agnes Obel
2:43
4
It's Happening Again
Agnes Obel
4:20
5
Stone
Agnes Obel
3:56
6
Trojan Horses
Agnes Obel
5:33
7
Citizen of Glass
Agnes Obel
2:49
8
Golden Green
Agnes Obel
3:59
9
Grasshopper
Agnes Obel
2:38
10
Mary
Agnes Obel
5:47
Total Playing Time    40:51
"... isn’t your typical floor-filler. It begins with shivering, gothic violins, eerie cello pizzicato and the trembling horror of a replica 1920s synthesizer called a Trautonium ... a huge departure ... with more layers, instruments, mood and scope in her new music ... an intense sequence of gorgeously sad, abstract songs, with some lyrics certainly suggesting grief."
- The Guardian

"... her most ambitious work to date, both conceptually and instrumentally ... here Obel complements her compositions with grandiose instrumentation, including violin, cello, spinet and the Trautonium. The additions are magnificent and never overwhelm, staying true to Obel's commitment to minimalism and forming a haunting, symphonic quality that partners with delicate vocals as they lead the way through the album ... feels cinematic, like the score of an old horror film ..."
- Exclaim!

This third release from Danish singer-songwriter Agnes Obel follows two consecutive number one recordings in her home country. Citizen of Glass, her first concept album, features intricate string arrangements, processed vocals and songs built from 250 individual tracks layered on top of each other.

"The title comes from the German concept of the gläserner bürger, the human or glass citizen ... if they’re completely made of glass we know everything. There’s an increasing sense in this world that you have to make yourself a bit of glass. To be willing to open up, use yourself as material and not just if you’re an artist or a musician. I worked with the title from the very beginning to push myself to do new things. As an album, it feels bigger to me, a lot bigger."
- Agnes Obel
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