VA – Late Night Tales: Agnes Obel (2018)

Posted by Green on June 20, 2018

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This is an unusual, beautiful and dark album curated by — and at times performed by — the Danish musician Agnes Obel. It’s part of a series of artist-curated albums called Late Night Tales. Nils Frahm, The Flaming Lips, Jon Hopkins and others have put their own records together for the series in the past. For her Late Night Tale, Agnes Obel has chosen music from a wide variety of artists — from the soul of Nina Simone to the wit and wisdom of The Kinks’ Ray Davies, the lush strings of Henry Mancini, the quirkiness of Can and the ethereal Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir. Somehow she has managed to stitch it altogether.
Agnes Obel says that she “collected all the songs together with my partner, Alex Brüel Flagstad and we just spent time listening to records,trying to see what would fit together. Some of the music I’ve included here is on mixtapes we made when we were just friends as teenagers. Each one of the tracks produces stories in my head.”

Included with these older tracks are three new, original songs from Agnes, including a collaboration with the Danish poet Inger Christensen’s work, “Poem on Death.”


1. Henry Mancini – The Evil Theme
2. Roger Webb – Moonbird
3. Eden Ahbez – Eden’s Island
4. Lee Hazelwood – The Nights
5. Nora Dean – Ay Ay Ay Ay – Angle-Lala
6. Yello – Great Mission
7. Quarteto Em Cy with Tamba Trio – Aleluia
8. Lena Platonos – Bloody Shadows From A Distance
9. Ray Davies – I Go To Sleep
10. Alfred Schnittke – Piano Quintet, V
11. Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes – Ambient Acapella
12. The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir Pilentze Pee – Pilentze Sings
13. Agnes Obel – Glemmer Du
14. Agnes Obel – Bee Dance
15. Sibylle Baier – The End
16. Michelle Gurevich – Party Girl
17. CAN – Oscura Primavera
18. David Lang – I Lie
19. Nina Simone – Images – Live In New York 1964
20. Agnes Obel – Poem About Death

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