Clara Hill, born in Berlin, built a reputation as a superb live vocalist with several bands as well as her solo live PA performance. With an impressive discography including 3 critically acclaimed full-length albums and many 12“s featuring well known names in Electronica and electronic Jazz, Clara Hill has been one of the leading figures of Berlin based label Sonar Kollektiv. She is a multifaceted vocalist with the ability to span over the music genres with sophistication. Coming from a singer songwriter, acid jazz, electronica background, Clara has never stopped discovering and experimenting with new musical styles and musical diversity: whether she is floating over guitar loops, pure piano and orchestral compositions, jazz arrangements or profound electronic beats – Clara always knows how to lend her voice and her writing to various musical genres. Beside countless international tours her main interest is to present her own independent musical language to focus on strong compositions besides musical trends.
Clara’s new album “Walk The Distance” is out now on Tapete Records! Read more below:
Clara Hill is drawn to the darker, more sorrowful sides of music which can express more complex emotions. In her new album, after a four year break from recording, she returns to her childhood inspirations to combine them with the musical knowledge she has since accumulated. What has emerged is bewitching, magical and – at times – hallucinatory; a pleasantly disorientating blend of Folk/Psychedelic Folk, experimental Electronica and Rock/Indie, at times both familiar and otherworldly, earthy and ethereal. As intoxicated by carefully structured songcraft as by abstract soundscapes, it finds Clara Hill retracing her steps while moving bravely forward, determined to challenge herself as much as her audience. Contributors to the new album include Hanno Leichtmann, aus, Thomas Bücker, YoggyOne, Schneider TM, Kalle Kalima and Simon Whetham.
Find Clara’s interview for The Quietus here: The Quietus – Interview
18.10. DE Berlin // AUSLAND
12.12. PT Madeira // MADEIRADIG (Record Release international)
10.01. DE Berlin // KANTINE BERGHAIN (Record Release national)
22.03. DE Berlin // VOLKSBÜHNE / ROTER SALON
27.06. EE Muhu // TULEVIKUMUUSIKA FESTIVAL
31.07. AT Lunz // MORE OHR LESS FESTIVAL
01.08. AT Vienna // PORGY & BESS
03.08. AT Ramsau // RAMSAU BEACH
12.09. DE Hof // FERNWEH DINER
19.09. DE Berlin // ACUD MACHT NEU
10.10. DE Düsseldorf // KASSETTE
11.10. DE Saarbrücken // SPARTE 4