The Other Country

by Esther Rose Parkes

Recorded and produced in Stockholm by Brian Kramer

Latest Reviews:

“A late night listen with a mood all of its own. Folk music for the insomniacs and melancholic dreamers”

– Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway

“Dancer’s Devil is an acoustic slow builder that evokes thoughts of Life On Mars era Bowie filtered through a prism of Nico and Procol Harum.…the music bearing intermingled influences of folk, blues, jazz and soul, journeying from the gently strummed acoustic opener High Speed Train with its Wim Wenders reference and Kramer on National slide and the rippling, romance-weary Men In Tuxedos to the moody Pearl with its throbbing upright bass and jazz dynamics.

This is a country worth exploring further”

 UK Folk Radio

“The album’s special, intimate musical ambience is largely attributable to its concept of “duet instrumentation”, the most prevalent element of the soundscape and the brainchild of discussions between Esther and guitarist and producer Brian Kramer. Her captivating and resilient lyrics are both poetic and knowingly referential and genuinely inspiring, and her life-vision wins through. Like the artwork too”  Fatea

‘The use of cello adds particular colour to this composition making  for a very impressive experience. The short romantic piano interludes create a beautiful design. The effect of the voice is tender and fragile but also rough and naughty”(Mud River)

A Spartan arrangement, perfectly matched with voice and atmosphere” (Green Coat with the Collar Down)

Rock Times Germany




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Publicity, Europe – Peter Holmstedt, Hemifrån