The 1980 Winter Olympics took place in beautifully picturesque setting of Lake Placid. It is fitting that an ice maiden Julie Kathryn, who was born and bred in the very place, would call herself I AM SNOW ANGEL.
Her first long player 'Crocodile' was fantasy inspired, centring around the "predator and prey". 'Desert' is her newest EP, where Kathryn is "continuing to explore the subtle complexities of desire, passion and longing". Continue Reading ›
The Adirondack Mountains in Lake Placid is at the heart of the beautifully gentle soundtrack of I AM SNOW ANGEL. The self-produced vehicle of the now Brooklyn based singer / songwriter Julie Kathryn, despite the sedate nature of her debut long player ‘Crocodile’, the mix of electronica and Americana Noir has been quietly subversive.
Although comparable to IMOGEN HEAP, I AM SNOW ANGEL’s template is quite distinct from most electronic based pop music. Julie Kathyrn kindly spoke to The Electricity Club about her musical world of icy landscapes and crystalline hydro basins. Continue Reading ›
With 2013 having been one of the strongest years in electronic pop since its post-punk heyday, 2014 was always going to struggle to compete, despite it being the 50th Anniversary of the Moog synthesizer’s first prototype demonstration at the Audio Engineering Society convention in October 1964.
While 2014 was nowhere near in terms of the high profile releases of 2013 or even 2011, it certainly surpassed the comparatively quiet year of 2012. But there were still a lot of live shows as momentum continued in support of the previous year’s releases. Continue Reading ›
Hot on the heels of IAMAMWHOAMI’s album ‘Blue’ comes the debut long player from I AM SNOW ANGEL. The project of Brooklyn based singer / songwriter Julie Kathryn, ‘Crocodile’ is a lush sounding affair and could easily be mistaken as a product of Scandinavia and her sisters were it not for her distinctly Trans-Atlantic drawl.
Her debut EP contained enticingly understated numbers like ‘Grey White December’ and ‘Let Me Go’ but these are absent from the ‘Crocodile’ album. Instead, there are nine brand new recordings where Kathryn attempts to “zero into the deep-rooted struggle between our animal instincts and human reasoning”. Continue Reading ›
IMOGEN HEAP, it is important to note, is not a songwriter, she is a composer. This is clearly demonstrated with ‘Sparks’, her first album in five years. This has been a work which has had a very public gestation with various tracks released as singles over the past two and a half years.
This is a very Heap approach, one that she started with 2009’s ‘Ellipse’, used to gather fan feedback and help shape the final product. She calls these works in progress ‘Heapsongs’ and they are greatly anticipated by her fans who then give feedback via Twitter. Continue Reading ›