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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.

Website: http://agnesobel.com

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  • Samppajoe

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

    Yesterday 12:40pm Reply
  • a_black_raven

    Beautiful music! Keeping me company every night ♡

    18 Oct 1:30am Reply
  • JanineMeowie

    Can't stop listen it [2]

    16 Oct 12:41am Reply
  • AshleySlayer

    Can't stop listen it

    11 Oct 8:48pm Reply
  • meninoestranho

    Que deusa.

    7 Oct 10:49pm Reply
  • snowship

    No words can express what I feel when I listen to her music!

    5 Oct 6:12pm Reply
  • Tymbolic

    Wonderful music.

    3 Oct 4:00am Reply
  • iSui

    Yay, 3 new songs. :) Or well 2, I already have September song. :D

    29 Sep 7:17pm Reply
  • nutts1

    I´m amazed .....

    27 Sep 12:06pm Reply
  • adrxxianxx

    love all her music

    15 Sep 7:00pm Reply
  • padavanGreg

    Shesthebest''

    11 Sep 6:48pm Reply
  • SrtaVento

    O que posso,consigo falar sobre ela?

    10 Sep 12:31am Reply
  • rglss

    eu amo essa mulher :~~

    28 Aug 7:27pm Reply
  • VirShane

    просто потрясающая музыка, слова, голос. дальнейших успехов <3

    28 Aug 6:33pm Reply
  • iSui

    Maybe because she is the best export? Haha. :D But seriously.. I've been to one of her concerts and yes it's not that cheap but also not exceedingly expensive, the price is still okay if you compare it to some other artists and it's totally worth it.

    19 Aug 11:02am Reply
  • Leyden

    best export from denmark ever, but why so expensive?

    16 Aug 8:34pm Reply
  • iSui

    I need more songs. :'(

    7 Aug 2:16pm Reply
  • AnschW

    123

    2 Aug 9:58am Reply
  • wando_

    Her Music brings warmth and joy to my heart.

    2 Aug 5:32am Reply
  • shivaki07

    Dorian is a little bit similar to Sia - Breathe Me? Anyone see the resemblance?

    23 Jul 2:39pm Reply
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