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Suzanne Menzel - Goodbyes and Beginnings

  • Suzanne Menzel
    Goodbyes and Beginnings
    • 12" Vinyl Record
    • Released: US, 2018
    • Label: Frederiksberg Records
    • Catalog: FRB005
    • Genre: Ambient, Electronic
    • LP Reissue

    This sought-after rarity presents a blend of ambient, new-age, 60’s inspired folk music. The melancholic lyrics of singer-songwriter Suzanne Menzel are transformed by Danish New-Age pioneer, Klaus Schønning’s, futuristic soundscape. Schønning, not only produced “Goodbyes and Beginnings,” Menzel also credits him as giving her the artistic courage to self-release her first and only album. “Goodbye’s and Beginnings” sits at the cross-section of many genres. Menzel’s voice is as timeless as her heartfelt, somber lyrics. While Schønning’s synthesizer, organ and rhythm computers offer a playful contrast. The beautiful tension between them creates a fresh, unique sound and makes “Goodbye’s and Beginnings” hard to categorize even today.