Susan Voelz Releases

Summer Crashing

Beautiful Life: Songs of Prince Re-Imagined

Available September 16, 2016


“It was a steamy night in Austin, Texas. To entertain our hot selves we decided to record a Prince song. The tape rolling through the Tascam Cassette Recorder began to melt giving the violins and guitars on Money Don’t Matter 2 Night a nice wobbly tone. This was the first song of what unexpectedly began a 20 year Prince project.”

 

The songs are reinventions. They are re-orchestrated through her unique sonic prism blending rock strings, beats, vocals - 11 songs in total.

 

Joined by guitarist Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Grammy nominated singer Abra Moore, Grammy winning producer engineer Jared Tuten, Poi dog Pondering creator Frank Orrall, and cellist Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley).



Summer Crashing

 

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Summer Crashing

Summer Crashing

1995


Sounding like a movie soundtrack (or 'sonic dream') from beginning to end, Summer Crashing, is a car wreck of musical and emotional events that mulls over the question, "When we die, will we think this was anything?"  Mixed by Malcolm Burn. Released by Voodoo/Dixiefrog Records in France and Pravda Records in the U.S.


"The low key but powerfully atmospheric music orbits closely around a nucleus of Voelz's breezy voice and mournful violin with occasional solar flares illuminating the twilight. Mighty Fine" – Trouser Press


"An Aural Crush of dreamy melodies awash in seductive strings and droning guitars. A mesmerizing trip".
– Seattle Post-Intelligencer


"Ethereal, wry, solemn, joyful, haunting--all of them apply."
– Amazon review



Summer Crashing

 

SusanVoelz

13 Ribs

13 Ribs

1993


Critically acclaimed first CD, written and recorded between PdP tours. Released on Voodoo/Dixiefrog Records in France and Pravda Records in the U.S.


"The album is an intriguing, musically cohesive 13 song cycle." – 3 Star Review, Rolling Stone Magazine, by Jim Bessman


"Sounding like Nico and John Cale fused into one (somewhat sweeter) being..." -Rob Patterson, Musician Magazine Article


"Between sensual Oriental pleasure and childlike nursery rhyme, this first solo album from Susan Voelz turns in upon itself like a kaleidoscope…. like two people waltzing, sad and exuberant, has the appeal of violets and a rendez-vous in an English garden." - Les Inrockuptibles by Christian Larredie (French Review)



13 Ribs Back Cover