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Sarah Asher: "Tragic Magic"

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Sarah Asher: 'Tragic Magic'

Sarah Asher: 'Tragic Magic'

Sarah Asher: "Tragic Magic"

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Sarah Asher

Ohio-based solo artist Sarah Asher sings with an unusual voice that can take most listeners off guard. Her music is an inventive form of electrified, free-folk with hints of Pacific Island tones. With distinctive vocal stylings that are both rough and serene, Asher dispenses simple tales of love in a mysterious world.

Sarah Asher's new album So This is Love sits somewhere between blissful pop and darker folk with moody lyrics. On the song "Half Moon", a light ukulele plays while Asher's mournful voice recalls a lost love. "Sing Song Sung" features thick church organ with an eerie Theremin. The distorted guitar and Asher's layered vocals on "Tragic Magic" give tension to what would otherwise be a simple guitar-and-voice piece, indicating something may be lurking beneath the deceptively simple surface.

The album was released on the Columbus-based independent label Tract Records.