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Fools and Orphans~Credits revealed and gratitudes acknowledged

Posted in Credits/Musicians with tags , on May 15, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

Fools and Orphans: Credits-Musicians

  JO GABRIEL– Piano, Vox, Korg, my concertina (Ruby) who made a lovely sound when I squeezed her

LINDA MACKLEY– tympani, cymbals, and the bag of magic rebar scraps


MARK URNESS-upright bass bowed bass (“Bertha and her bee hive“)


WENDY SCHNEIDER– guitar, and the little machine that could drone on Firefly

WINGS OF ARGOSY CHOIR-birds communing- on Of Love and Ether

ISIS the Siamese cat– yowling to go out on How the Devil Falls in Love

JEFF LADD– additional vocals on Bonus Track~ Heavy

and special guest appearance by HANNAH FURY-additional vocals on The Habits of Shadows


*All songs written, arranged and produced by JO GABRIEL*
*Vacant Little StareHeavy, and How The Devil Falls In Love were originally recorded and mixed by Mike Fazio at Luna County Observatory New York – Of Love and Ether and God Grant She Lye Still -originally recorded by Mike Fazio at Luna County Observatory- New York. with additional track elements added + recorded at Coney Island Madison WI. All other songs recorded and mixed by Wendy Schneider at Coney Island Recording Studio Madison Wi. Fools and Orphans mastered by Tom Blain in the barn- at Ultimate Audio- Evansville WI.

CD -Cover Painting: Artist – Hugo Simberg : At the Crossroads, 1896 (“Tienhaarassa”) courtesy of Ateneum Art Museum ,Central Art Archives -Photographed by – Hannu Aaltonen – Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki


To Wendy Christensen my partner in life and love who I not only fiercely admire and adore but who revels in my ways with wonder and devotion. Linda Mackley for continuing to bring me her incredible thunder amidst my rain. I could not play without her! Wendy Schneider for her boundless tenacity in getting things done and rocking the world every step of the way. Hannah Fury who’s relentless support and friendship got me through many restless days and nights, forging our sisterhood and bringing her own style of inimitable beauty of sight and sound into the world. To Mike Fazio for his ability to sculpt sound so masterfully and for all the coffee and cold glasses of Stella Artois. To all the incredible musicians who contributed their musical voices to this album and made it shimmer. To M.Scott Young who graciously allowed me to rummage through his Plenty Room and for the use of his tympanis.To my beloved feline tribe still here with me, I owe you all the credit for my joy! Boo, Oliver ,The Zazu bear, George “Yorga Banoushe” Hermione “Mishka” Annie “the Schpoody” with the pinkest of noses, Ms. Daisy A’Dare, Laszlo and Gerty Mae Brown. And to those who have moved onto Summerland Nicholas, The Groots, Sophie Shaloolie, Boris Pinsky, Milo “Beast”, and of course my wonderful Angeline.To my beloved Starkweather Creek who’s beautiful serenity is evidence of Heaven. And once again Harald Lowy + Kalinkaland for continuing to believe in me.


This album was created in memory not only of the beloved feline companions I have lost along the way but in particular to The Lady Cat, Angeline (alias: Victorine) my extraordinary Abyssinian who left here too soon and took away with her a vital piece of my heart. I have written How The Devil Falls In Love for her. It is she who inspired the theme of loss, longing and madness that drives Fools and Orphans. “Dear Angeline, living without you here has buried me alive” I’ll see you all again someday~

Blessed Be- Jo Gabriel PS: Dear Beast, I didn’t get out of the water!



The Unreachable Sky re-issue 2008 thru Ephemera!

Posted in projects in progress, The Unreachable Sky with tags , , , on May 2, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

I will be reissuing The Unreachable Sky through Ephemera Records Summer 2008, as an exclusively instrumental album with 2 NEW! added tracks as a bonus~!

Jo Gabriel featured/ORGAN SHOW playlists

Posted in Radio play, The Amber Sessions, The Last Drive In with tags , , , on April 21, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday APRIL 6th 2008, 9.00pm – On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via 

2: JO GABRIEL – Masque Of The Red Death (Dancing Goat) – She from New York, she recorded these two stunningly beautiful albums of four track in an empty theatre, both of them radiate with colourful warmth. Piano led instrumentals laced with wonderful textures and delicious detail – or

11: JO GABRIEL – The Sun King (Dancing Goat) – See track two, this time a track from her Amber Sessions album… both the albums are reviewed in more detail with this week’s Organ

18/Outro: JO GABRIEL – Passing/Arriving (Dancing Goat) – See track two, another track from her Amber Sessions album, this time just a final taste to leave you with….

Brainwashed:Jon Whitney:17 Pygmies,13 Blackbirds/13 Lotus” review of CD Compiliation

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 7, 2008 by Sister Cleophas

17 Pygmies, “13 Blackbirds/13 Lotus”
Written by Jon Whitney
Sunday, 07 January 2007
“Jo Gabriel’s sparse piano version “Siren Lotus” is probably the most striking ”