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Hunting Down The Ceremony review from Delusions of Adequacy

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Hunting Down The Ceremony 2 Volume Album, miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News with tags on July 22, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

On July 21st, Jen – Stratosphere fanzine http://www.adequacy.net/author/stratosphere/ released her review of Joey’s double album

Hunting Down The Ceremony! Jen wrote a fabulous review, very extensive and flattering. It’s an in depth and colorful picture of what the album’s all about. The good sister is very proud once again, of Joey’s prolific nature.

Here below for all Joey’s fans, is the current review in all it’s glory!

http://www.adequacy.net/2010/07/jo-gabriel-hunting-down-the-ceremony/

Delusions of Adequacy interview with Jo Gabriel by Jen Stratosphere Fanzine

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, film score, Film&Cats, Fools & Orphans, Hunting Down The Ceremony 2 Volume Album, interviews, Island, miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News, projects in progress, The Amber Sessions, The Last Drive In, The Unreachable Sky with tags on March 30, 2010 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.adequacy.net/2010/03/interview-with-jo-gabriel/

Jo’s very personal interview with Jen Delaney of Stratosphere Fanzine and Delusions of Adequacy was released today! It’s probably the most telling expose/interview yet. The good sister hopes you spend a little time with our little joey, getting to know her a little better.

We thank Jen for all the time and effort she put into this interview.

Be good brothers and sisters

The Good Sister Cleophas

Ascension Magazine reviews Fools and Orphans issue #21 Summer 2009

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=40397162&blogId=518309751

03. orchestramaxfieldparrish presents ÆRA: To The Last Man / Index of Dreaming (Faith Strange)

Posted in miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews, News with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.textura.org/reviews/2009top10s.htm

One of Textura’s Top Albums of 2009 Bravo to fellow artist and friend Mike Fazio/orchestramaxfieldparrish

Local Sounds Magazine review of Fools and Orphans by Rick Tvedt

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Island, Music Reviews, projects in progress with tags on December 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://magazine.localsounds.org/2009/11/24/jo-gabriel-fools-and-orphans/

Found reviews of Fools and Orphans Prikosnovenie & Elektrauma

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags on November 15, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.prikosnovenie.com/pages/M_SELEC_Distrib2009.doc&ei=Qu_9SpnnLI-3ngf649WQCw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CDcQ7gEwCTjWAw&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Jo%2BGabriel%2522%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D470

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(albums d’autres labels indépendants et/ou étrangers distribués par Prikosnovénie)

An angelic voice acute arises on a piano rather dramatic orchestrations of cello. Jo Gabriel is a songwriter in the tradition of Louisa John-Krol and Kate Bush


http://www.elektrauma.de/rezensionen.php4?KritikNummer=1898

in German

As best I can get close to from Babble Fish!
There it is, completely unpretentiously, sits before its piano. And then it catches to sing on – no, it does not sing, it dips into another world. Which Jo Gabriel, one of the many talentierten, but nearly surveyed Singer more /Songwriter of America of their piano at warm and entrückten tones takes out, borders already on a small miracle. And then is there still Jo Gabriel, which up-loads itself completely the music given and their voice with so much feeling and emotion, as it is heard only rarely. The fact that the comparison with Kate Bush, Joanna Newsom or also Laura Nyro is there also fast set cannot be excluded there. But Jo feels honoured with such female star to be compared. On „Fools and Orphans “anyhow, Gabriels of second outputs on Kalinkaland records, are these marvelous dream melodies, which remind magnificent album perhaps still far away of Chandeens „Echoes “. But one notices the American impact with Jo Gabriel simply clearly, which is not at all negatively meant. Already „OF Love and Ether “comes with unbelievably voluminösen Pianolinien, which complement each other perfectly with the voice of Jo. Sometimes it creates it, as with „Vacant Little Stare “, with its Kieksern and stimmlichen estimates a träumerische, nearly already entrückte atmosphere to create. Here simply everything is correct, from first to the last note. Jo Gabriel is whole with itself, and one hears. And that is simply only indescribably beautiful.

 

Fools and Orphans makes Organ Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2008!

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News, Radio play with tags on November 15, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

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http://www.organart.com/albumsof2008.htm

Jo Gabriel @ Rolling Stone Magazine on line ~

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Island, Music Reviews, News with tags on September 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas
  • well it’s not like I’m on their radar but at least I’m under !!!!
  • Maybe someone there could finally do a little review

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/jogabriel

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Found gem Local Bravo to Jo Gabriel by Rick Tvedt~review of Island 2006

Posted in Island, Music Reviews, News with tags on September 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

the good sister just stumbled onto this wonderful review in localssoundsmagazine by notable Madison music reviewer Rick Tvedt! And Joey thought she was invisible here in Madison.

Bless You Rick!

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http://74.125.93.132/search?q=cache:zXBAapEJoFoJ:magazine.localsounds.org/2006/07/10/jo-gabriel-island/+%22Jo+Gabriel%22&cd=20&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-a

Musical Discoveries reviews Fools and Orphans!

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News with tags , on August 9, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

Russ Elliot Editor in Chief at Musical Discoveries has once again honored me with a fabulous review of Fools and Orphans. Thanks again old friend, you really touched my heart with this one!

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Versacrum.com Italian magazine review of Fools and Orphans

Posted in Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News, Uncategorized with tags , on May 11, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://versacrum.hyperborea.com/musica/recensioni/rec200912/index_html?query_start=21

http://versacrum.hyperborea.com

An excerpt using english translation

Jo Gabriel: Fools and Orphans (CD – Kalinkaland, 2009). Jo Gabriel is original of New York. It has learned alone to play the pianoforte, sings and it writes songs. She is author of a POP d’ author with sends back more or less explicit to sure things of Kate Bush and old school 4AD, distinguishing itself for an exquisitely etereo taste that pervade the songs, probably thanks all’ shrewed use of the pianoforte and sporadic arches that they caress the pieces sweetly. The orchestrali agreements to the times have of touch cameristici, also always remaining attention to remain in penumbra in order to leave space the absolute protagonist. Of its Jo Gabriel much passion puts us and a discreet originality.

Kulturterrorismus review of Fools and Orphans! April ’09

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, News on April 16, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://kulturterrorismus.de/

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An emotional homage to the dear beast!

VÖ: 2009 label: Kalinkaland record

Category: Gothic, Pop, classical period

In the case of Kalinkaland the bent consumer shank may look forward record publications, which Harald Löwy (Chandeen) gives the light of the world, exclusively to extremely high-quality material, why Jo Gabriel gives the American multi-talent from the label repertoire, a successful conception with the CD “Fools and Orphans” after the Vorgängeroeuvre “Iceland” from 2005. Those new Yorkerin publishes actively clay/tone art, which offers a sensitive symbiosis from Gothic & Pop since 2003, which with classical element airs accentuation finds and itself fast embodied in the spirit.

Women are already amusing natures, otherwise they became their animals any longer do not love than their partners, to be why so some man wishes himself, a horse or a cat – no joke! The American Jo Gabriel seems to also belong these before described groups of women, otherwise “Fools and Orphans” would not be sentimental homage to its deceased cat Angeline (alias Victorine), which belonged to the race Abyssinian, which originally originates from Egypt. Also David Tibet (Current93) presented similar musical processings, where those likewise stood for consumer shank before the choice: “Kitsch – or no? ” might lie, with Jo Gabriel the answer also in the eye of the viewer, since it speaks the topic partially very daringly. To the better view a text quotation from the TRACK `How The Devils of case in Love’:

This is how the devil if
This is how he if into love
The devil if into love you lake
Oh Victorine, Oh Victorine,
You buried ME, alive

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Wave I can’t breathe without you here
It’s NO good without you here
I don’t know why you’re emergency here…

Those, which favor moving like dragging along texts with emotions purely, get these from Jo Gabriel on “Fools and Orphans” kredenzt – very finely!

The Frontcover makes a fuss a photograph of the fig. “RK the Crossroads” (original title: Tienhaarassa) from the year 1896 of that Finnish exception painter Hugo Simberg (1873 – 1917), which in the Kunstmuseum Ateneum in Helsinki (Finland) hangs.

The one which can be heard the clay/tone art on the long player “Fools and Orphans”, might seem to European coined/shaped Gehörgängen first quite uncommonly, but after some hearing runs to more, into the spell to pull, since Jo Gabriel a extravagante Melange revealed, which arouses Gothic, Pop and classical period combined & the appearance, as if the Mr. matte Howden (seven) and Flavio Rivabella (the acquaintance post office manufacturer Trompeter) her fingers in the play would have had. This work brought the versatile musician in Jo Gabriel (piano, singing, key board, boat operator piano) with the following participants: Linda Mackley (Percussion), matt Turner (cello), Marks of Urness (bass) Stephanie Rearick (trumpet), Hannah Fury (singing) and Jeff Ladd (singing), whereby the synthesis of the arts lights up very variedly from the boxes & receives a special charm. Bent listener circles, which argue primarily with the fastidious releases as from matt Howden (seven), should test absolutely Jo Gabriel once, those in the special one by their emotional like gentle singing achievement and their varied compositions, which are based as far as possible on Pianopartituren, convinced.

“Fools and Orphans” represents a lining up of Anspieltipps, but the ear worm at all is the clay/tone document `Bulldozer’, which sensitive Pianospiel, which merges voice of Jo Gabriel and trumpet sounds of Stephanie the Rearick into a highlight – my absolute recommendation!

Result:

The dear beast (R.I.P.) does not stay unfortunately any longer among us and hunts in the eternal hunt reasons of mice in the abundance, but and Orphans” remains for us a melancholy dreamed publication of the top class with “Fools, which does not intend majorities for itself wins, but Musikfetischisten betört, which consumes fastidious clay/tone art, which swings between modern trend and classical period. Those, which estimate expression-strong woman voices, must test Jo Gabriel – my recommendation!

You find hearing examples and further information to Jo Gabriel under the following left:

http://www.myspace.com/jogabriel
http://www.jogabriel.com
http://www.myspace.com/kalinkaland
http://www.kalinkaland.de

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Mick Mercer’s book “Music To Die For”~ is now available!

Posted in Cats&Film, Commentary:Life, Credits/Musicians, Essays, Fools & Orphans, interviews, Music Reviews, News with tags on March 13, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

This is the 5th book by notable music writer Mick Mercer who in this edition is covering Gothic artists all over the world. Jo is honored to have been included in this fabulous book.

Please visit the link below to purchase from Cherry Red Books Publishing.

http://www.myspace.com/musictodieforbymickmercer

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Delusions of Adequacy review; Fools and Orphans by the fabulous Jen of Stratosphere Fanzine

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags , , on March 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

 

 

http://www.adequacy.net/review.php?reviewID=8899

SepiaChord’s wonderful Album Review of Fools and Orphans!

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags , on March 1, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.sepiachord.com/jg.htm

Fools and Orphans~Ninthspace album review

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags , , , , on March 1, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

Jo Gabriel: Fools and Orphans

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There are moments in Bulldozer, the opening song from Jo Gabriel’s new album, when Stephanie Rearick’s trumpet heralds the words ‘why should I love you’. These brief but beautiful events mark the most striking difference between this album and its more elaborate (if not immediate) predecessor IslandFools and Orphansdraws away from traditional arrangements to let the songs breathe, and in doing so allows Jo to continue distinguishing herself from the current ’..and piano’ crowd (I like Emm Gryner’s term ‘contemporary nonsensery.’) Few artists have the ability or opportunity to be this daring (mostly down to record label pressures, no doubt) and this successful. Fools and Orphans shines from its own darkness.Kristin Hersh’s The Grotto was an album born out of loss and the resulting reflection on life and relationships. Fools and Orphans is different – its main theme is also loss, but barely offers sanctuary. The Grotto tears me apart and then rebuilds me; Fools and Orphans does the former then leaves a lingering sadness, although it’s more compelling as a result. The open arrangements, often rhythmically fluid and spontaneous are charmingly beautiful and ideal for such stories. It’s up to us to fill in the blanks, to empathise and to draw comparisons with our own lives. Continue reading

Wears The Trousers Magazine~Introducing Jo Gabriel:review/interview by Alan Pedder

Posted in Fools & Orphans, interviews, Music Reviews with tags , on March 1, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://wearsthetrousers.com/2008/07/17/introducing-jo-gabriel/

Organ reviews,Album of the Week:Fools&Orphans~constructing the scaffolding to room c7h5no3s

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags on February 24, 2009 by Sister Cleophas
 

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At the risk of sounding too saccharin~upon reading Organ Magazine’s glorious review and having the honor bestowed upon me for having Fools and Orphans make Album of the Week~I really did CRY again!~
How did they know that I often feel like a person secretly singing in a dusty old theatre~!
It seems that I have some incredible support from across the pond these days~I’ll never truly be able to express my gratitude properly…

Organ Magazine and Resonance 104.4fm radio Sunday night’s pm London time~ is the sort of finger on the pulse of what we artists hope for~Organ mines for the essential qualities of authenticity and originality~ I’ve discovered a few incredible artists myself because of Organ’s relentless pursuit of the finer art of excavating our music culture!

If these wonderful reviews keep pouring forth, I fear that scaffolding might get to be quite tall~ and geez~ I have an awful fear of heights~

Thank you again Organ, Sean and the marvelous Biddy the Cat!

Cheers~Joey

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ORGAN ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

JO GABRIEL – Fools And Orphans (Ephemera) – Her previous two mostly instrumental albums (reviewed a couple of weeks back) were delicious appetizers. No, that’s wrong, far far far more than just appetizers, that was very rude of us – beautiful instrumental rays of delicate glowing musical sunshine, wonderful things, we expected more of the same, we were looking forward to more of the same. We’ve been saving this up until the right moment for first listen and that moment that demanded we stop everything and partake in the anticipated delights. We really didn’t expect all those delicate shinny lyrical trinkets catching the warm sunlight. We didn’t expect a whole album of beautiful songs and words and a voice every bit as beautiful as the rightly anticipated instrumental warmth. Beautiful delicate songs, strong songs, quietly strong songs, twelve gorgeous piano led pieces of aural delight and honey poured in to a glass, songs and tunes alive with delicious detail. Delicate organic cello and concertina and Siamese cat-yowling and the habits of shadows. Songs that sit in the sun and uncoil with happy lazy cats and distant singing birds and oxygen and dancing light and a spell of delirium. Oh look, this is just too beautifully good to be here trying to write about it with mere words, I really don’t want to have to, this is magical, this is special. If you want lazy signposts and shortcuts think Kate Bush or Tori Amos or Colt or things on 4AD or labels like Projekt, mere signposts to point you in a general direction though, that’s all. Fools and Orphans is a beautiful album, as fine as the finest Abyssinian – go explore and lose yourself in it, go and treat yourself. She’s from New York, she’s like that person you find singing in secret in an old dusty theatre when she thinks no one is listening and this is why we do this Organ thing, this sets things of fire and makes me feel… this is a wonderful album – http://www.myspace.com/jogabriel or http://www.jogabriel.com


fa.music.ecto~Fools and Orphans by Craig Gidney

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags , , on February 2, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://groups.google.com/group/fa.music.ecto/browse_thread/thread/db1d86b34a7ff739

Wears The Trousers most read 2008 Voices on the Verge~Jo Gabriel

Posted in Commentary:Life, Fools & Orphans, interviews, Music Reviews, News with tags on January 14, 2009 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.zimbio.com/music/articles/1388/long+2008+most+read+features

So long, the most read features of 2008!

The good sister is very proud of her little joey. She made the wonderful Wears The Trousers most read features of 2008! Thank you Alan Pedder and Wears The Trousers Magazine.

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Heathen Harvest reviews The Amber Sessions!

Posted in Music Reviews, The Amber Sessions with tags , on October 20, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

Once again, Heathen Harvest has given me the honor of writing about my little pagan serenade dressed up in lo-fi attire . You can read what they say below ~

Blessed Be~JG

http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=2008101505074656

HigherPlain Music reviews Fools and Orphans!

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags on September 12, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

http://highermusic.wordpress.com/

Heathen Harvest Reviews “The Last Drive In”

Posted in Music Reviews, The Last Drive In with tags , , on August 16, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

I just discovered Heathen Harvest’s great review of The Last Drive In. What pleased me most was the fact that they not only recognized my love of horror film ( in particular classical horror ) but they were able to invoke my work in the same breath as Jorg Buttgereit’s Nekromantik and Joe D’Amato disemboweling someone in a Victorian castle

These specific examples might not have been the films that I had visualized while manifesting this work,but all the same, it’s a rare tribute when people can be as creative as to envision “Aren’t You His Mother Rosemary” underscoring such provocative film making! The contrast of this particularly gentle haunting melody aligned with graphic disturbing imagery is actually something that I’ve often thought would make for an exquisite interpretive counterpoint blending of the two mediums, these two contrasting themes. I’ve seen this technique used for example in Narciso Ibanez Serrador’s 1969 Gothic masterpiece The House That Screamed. John Moulder Brown’s slow motion attack on an innocent maiden set in dark hazy, muted tones as a beautifully poignant melody supports the violence of the scene. It serves as a very dramatic and arousing agent.

Bravo Heathen Harvest, you honor me!

http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20080811063830375

Jo Gabriel aka Monster Girl read my blog here:http://monstergirl.wordpress.com/

Wonderful Wooden Reasons ~ Featured Reviews Fools & Orphans, The Amber Sessions and The Last Drive In

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews, The Amber Sessions, The Last Drive In with tags , , on August 12, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

http://wonderfulwoodenreasons.homestead.com/reviewsGtoI.html

Gothronic reviews/featured artist Jo Gabriel & Fools and Orphans

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags on July 21, 2008 by Sister Cleophas


http://www.gothtronic.com/?page=23&reviews=5092

The Last Drive In-review @ Morbid Outlook by Steven Ghillany

Posted in Music Reviews, The Last Drive In with tags , on July 21, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

 

 

 

 

In Rotation, July 2008 by Steven Ghillany

 

http://www.morbidoutlook.com/music/inrotation/2008_07_inrotation.html

Gothtronic review The Amber Sessions~

Posted in Music Reviews, The Amber Sessions with tags , on July 12, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

http://www.gothtronic.com/?page=23&reviews=5082

Collected Sounds Review Fools and Orphans!

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags on July 2, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

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Craig Gidney Reviews Fools and Orphans~The New Gay!

Posted in Fools & Orphans, Music Reviews with tags on June 26, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

Read the wonderful Craig Gidney writer/music reviewer’s amazing review of Fools and Orphans at The New Gay below!

 

http://www.thenewgay.net/2008/06/jo-gabriel-fools-and-orphans.html

VITAL WEEKLY number 572 week 16~Jo Gabriel’s Siren Lotus

Posted in miscellaneous songs, Music Reviews with tags on May 18, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

 “The various interpretations by band members and assorted guests like Tupac Shakur mixer Lea Reis and Jo Gabriel are interesting enough to warrant repeated listening”


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week 16
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17 PYGMIES – 13 BLACKBIRDS (2CD by Trakwerx)