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Monday, May 21, 2007

Another blog? Deviltry! We keep one on our website, one on myspace and now this. Blogs will be the death of us (and what an embarrassing way to go).
Umm... we're finally going to play at Pakhuset in Århus on the 30th and Kim and I will play a wee set without the band in Århus on the 1st at EnnaBella's stage @ Spot Festival, so if you're in Århus, don't be a stranger - unless you're a stranger with candy - but then, just make sure that the candy gets to us.
That's it for now.
Happy spring, all!


May 2007  

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said the shark debut album Oct 2006

Album of the year (national tv-show Liga)
Among the top ten Danish albums of 2006 (Danish national radio)
Among the top ten albums of 2006 (Soundvenue Magazine)

An album so subtle and beautiful, the quiet release of Said the Shark´s debut album "Always Prattling on About Wolves" will only add to the mystery surrounding the band. Canadian singer & songwriter Maya Saxell teams up with Danish Kim Oxlund to deliver a record described as rare. Maya has received high praise for her quirky and clever use of the language. The tracks you can hear on the Iwave player speak for themselves.

"Hauntingly artful, Said The Shark captures the excitement of gifted young artists taking flight. It makes you nostalgic for something you've never had. These aren't just lovely songs; they're elegant, poetic, and most important (and most unusual these days), truthful." -David Gilmour, Winner of Canada's Governor-General's Award for Fiction."

.Gaffa Magazine
"...Beautiful instrumental adornments wonderfully and discreetly point to Saxell's vocal qualities... The calm is slowly transformed into a kind of melancholic magic... very exhilarating for the listening ear..."

Soundvenue Magazine
"... A subtle and tenderly worked album... Saxell's amazingly beautiful, near-whispering voice sends tickles and shivers down your spine... They create a fragile, trembling universe... in its own crushing, level-headed manner, the stillness never becomes boring. Said The Shark has a disarming nerve and a heartfelt presence while an underlying layer of teasing hesitation holds your interest and pushes you below the dead-calm surface"

Denmark's National Radio P3
"... A quiet and mysterious album from start to finish... Conscientious and enchanting... Has its own powerful and hypnotic personality... Saxell's voice reminds a bit of a soft P.J. Harvey... I can't think of an album that I'd rather listen to in the evenings right now."

Urban daily paper
“It’s damn difficult to keep the intensity with so few means, but Saxell’s vocals pull the quirky sketches up to true beauty.”

Where2go magazine
“’always prattling on about wolves’ is a unique album in every way… Extremely addictive.

Politiken daily paper
"'always prattling on about wolves' is delicate and sensitive ... deserves attention."

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