Dizzy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uk5aGQ_cxk8
Cicadas – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrYjcsrZGSY
The Well – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zX_1RX6d1Q
Danielle Fricke is a musician and visual artist from London Ontario. With a tendency to stay away from busy streets and to close up indoors, Fricke spent some years alone in her bedroom writing, recording and mixing all of her own music. This lead to her independent EP releases; “If Only In My Dreams” (Christmas 2014) and sold out handmade limited editions of “Burrow” (2015). Shortly after, owner and operator of Seattle’s Porchlight Records, Zack Bolotin discovered Fricke through their mutual friend Keaton Henson, and helped with the release of her debut full length album “Moon” during the winter months of 2015.
Danielle Fricke is an active artist in the London music scene, playing local shows and festivals such as Winter Spectacular, and Dundas Street Festival, as well as filming music videos for other local artists like WHOOP-Szo, Lonnie in the Garden, UNBLOOM, and Yessica Woahneil. Fricke frequently collaborates with artists around the world, recently creating a score for UK filmmaker Emily Diana Ruth’s short film entitled “Cold”, as well as mixing Keaton Henson’s classical release “Romantic Works”. Fricke also participated in a tape compilation for the blog Wake the Deaf fundraising effort called Quiet, Constant Friends; a literary themed compilation in support of global literacy charity Worldreader.
Danielle Fricke’s work dances around tales of anxiety, loss, distance and lust. Her distinctive, haunting voice moves between hushed whispers and soaring wails, while dreamlike guitars mingle with ambient electronic elements and lo-fi keys.
Danielle is currently working on writing and recording her second full length album, as well as an experimental EP.
PRESS QUOTES AND AWARDS:
Annual CHRW Awards: Jury Pick for Album of the year (Moon, 2015)
“As soon as we listened to the first recordings of “Moon”, we were floored. This album is full of orchestral and electronic elements accompanying Danielle’s haunting vocals through expansive soundscapes and pop influence laced with loss, anxiety, distance and lust not far from the likes of Julianna Barwick or Zola Jesus.” – Zack Bolotin, Porchlight Records
“Let’s just say that you should listen at least three times, really listen. At some pivotal point in between you and ‘Moon’, you will feel its raw visceral intensity beyond the bleakness. The right words are written there.” – Trevor Elkin, Gold Flake Paint
“So while the narrator is trapped, they never submit to the vacuous silence of space. Hopes are still hoped and dreams are still dreamed and wishes are cast from cold, cupped hands, skywards.” – Jon Doyle, Wake the Deaf