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Agnes Obel


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Copenhagen, Denmark (2010 – present)

Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel (born 1981) is a Danish . Her first album, Philharmonics, was released by PIAS Recordings on 4 October 2010 in Denmark, Norway, Germany and other European countries. Since February 2011, Philharmonics is certified gold. On September 30th 2013, she released her second album Aventine.

Agnes Obel was born Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel in 1981. Living in Copenhagen, and coming from a musician family, Agnes Obel learned piano at a very young age. Her mother used to play Bartók and Chopin at the piano. During her childhood, Agnes Obel found inspiration in Jan Johansson’s work. Johansson’s songs, European folk tunes done in a jazzy style, have influenced the young musician a lot.

She attended high school at Det frie Gymnasium and university at Roskilde University.

At the age of seven, Agnes Obel worked in a little band where she used to sing and play bass guitar. The group appeared in a festival and even recorded some titles.

Later, and with the help of Danish musician and producer Elton Theander, Obel founded the Copenhagen based band Sohio. After few years of collaboration, Obel debuted as a solo singer with her first album Philharmonics (2010).

Agnes Obel writes, plays, sings, records and produces all her material herself.

She is influenced by artists such as Roy Orbison, Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey and also by the French composers Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Eric Satie.

Obel lives in Berlin.



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  • Joaomob

    I'm musically in love.

    27 Mar 10:00am Reply
  • BeautifulScum

    Chord Left is a masterpiece.

    27 Feb 4:24pm Reply
  • fuckyeahalbert


    18 Feb 7:46pm Reply
  • liljakarma

    Beautiful music :)

    20 Jan 10:18pm Reply
  • lucyinthesky8

    Very calm and beautiful. Music and videos.

    19 Jan 7:53pm Reply
  • iSui

    @aneasthesia, maybe because of people like me who think that's not one of her best songs.. ;)

    11 Jan 6:24pm Reply
  • giraffe97


    8 Jan 5:31pm Reply
  • Patrizia_Hyou

    Mi último descubrimiento musical del 2014 ♥ Me encanta :3

    1 Jan 8:32pm Reply
  • kunkana

    Mi mejor descubrimiento musical del 2014.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • dany-elito

    I've just found out about her... Love at first listen [2]

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • JaylirS

    I've just found out about her... Love at first listen

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • aneasthesia

    Seriously...why is Sons & Daughters (Live in Copenhagen) not even near to the top ten? It's easily my favourite one of her.

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Lucas_Brigido

    The Curse ♥

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • epicmap

    excellent voice!

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • i_Walk

    J'écoute en boucle sans me lasser, on s'évade et en oublie tout le reste en étant sur un nuage des plus agréable. ♥ Dorian ♥

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Vorsehung

    I think Agnes Obel has reached both critical acclaim and audience thanks to her genuine suavity. A sound and lyrical suavity enriched by "intimate" texts able to fascinate. Agnes has the ability to enchant the most receptive listeners. When we start to listen her songs, we start to feel a sense of calm. Not a flat ones, because this calm conveys to us a sort of intensity and depth feeling.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lolodicombello

    Je ne me lasse pas d'Agnès Obel. 4 ans déjà que je l'ai découverte, et sa voix et sa musique m'envoûtent toujours autant. C'est sublime tout simplement.

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ninon31

    This music is so beautiful and her voice so wonderful! I love it!

    25 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Samppajoe

    Excellent music and like her albums so much. I would say, that Agnes Obel is the best ever artist from Denmark.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JanineMeowie

    Can't stop listen it [2]

    16 Oct 2014 Reply
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