Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Ethereal, alternative pop with ambient moments.
Most recent release, Love . Humanity . Metamorphosis (2011)
Melissa Axel's site
Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan
Melissa Axel's music is lovely and has a lot of substance. (email@example.com)
Recommended first album:
Free Time ep is her debut
Free Time ep
See website for availability
Melissa Axel—piano, vocals, synth
Melissa Axel has a sweet voice and an eclectic approach to songwriting. This ep has four vocal tracks that are all strong and six instrumentals. I prefer the tracks with words, but that's more a personal preference than any real criticism. Those songs are still intriguingly made. This is a wonderful record. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
See Melissa Axel's site
Melissa Axell—vocals, piano
Kailin Yong—violins (1,2,3), string arrangement (3)
Melissa Axel; Nick Seley (5)
It's been a while since Melissa Axel's last ep, but her style is still recognizable and this new ep is just lovely. This time it's all vocal tracks, which I personally like better than instrumentals so it's all good. "Fall this hard" is a powerful opener with wonderful lyrics about a complex relationship and with superlative piano playing. The title song is equally good, Axel straying close to early Tori Amos in sound and voice. This ep is fabulous and I would love to hear a full length from Axel soon. (email@example.com)
Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.
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