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Emilie Weibel is a vocalist and composer from Switzerland now living in Brooklyn. About her experimental vocal project oMoO, The Village Voice says "Emilie is the subtle songbird with an equally mesmerizing presence and a DIY ethos. In her Omoo guise, Weibel—with an assortment of entrancing lo-fi electronics, loop devices, a cheap music box and voice effects—creates minimalist vocal magic, occasionally with a honeyed backdrop of Stereolab-like la-la's but always with an aesthetic all her own that is downright otherworldly."
oMoO was selected in New York Ten Best Concert of the Week among with Mika and Fleetwood Mac (April 2013, The Village Voice)
More about oMoO:
"What is striking about her show is that she travels light,
just her voice, a looper, a sampler, a few essentials to connect
the devices to the speakers, a book of poetry by Mallarme,
and a homemade music box with a player strip she punched herself.
She uses the looper to accompany her own voice with itself
and build layers of sound live and mostly in the moment.
The effect is exceptionally delicate at times, playfully
idiosyncratic, and sometimes stirring, a sort of musical bricolage that
reminded me of everything from the Symbolist poets, to Dada
and the Futurists,the onomatopoetic conceits and childlike fancies
of the “Banquet Years”, and – given the technology she was using –
the eccentricities of more recent artists in the vein of Bjork.
The fruitful irony of all these associations is that they add up to
something original rather than borrowed. I look forward to what
the future holds for this very intriguing project."
- John Osburn (September 2012)
"The mesmerizing "Arawaks," where guest vocalist Emilie Weibel applies her ghostly wordless vocalizations" --- Downbeat (2012)
"Arawaks where Scott Tixier and Emilie Weibel trade fabulous vocalastics and melodic flights is so ingenious that it sears the mind’s ear." -- The World Music Report (2012)
" La voix d' Emilie Weibel, elle, semble descendue du ciel " -- Le Jars Jase Jazz
"The Native American influenced "Arawaks" featuring a sacred vocal from Emilie Weibel" -- All About Jazz (2012)
"Arawaks" while the only vocal track is perhaps one of the more engaging as vocalist Emilie Weibel voice takes flight joining Tixier's instrumental voice in a sonic stratosphere of their choosing. A striking sense of melodic purpose while a free flowing lyrical beauty surrounds the listener this is modern contemporary jazz finding a hybrid that celebrates not a sub genre but the sound itself." --Critical Jazz (2012)
"La voix exceptionnelle d' Emilie incarne avec sensibilité cette magnifique chanson qui reste très actuelle."
-- Le 24 heures La Compagnie Broadway et Cotescene, West Side Story (2003)
"Mais il faudrait citer cinq ou six autres des somptueuses voix réunies dont celle de la très jeune Emilie Weibel qui a déjà d' étonnantes inflexions soul." -- Le 24 heures La Compagnie Broadway et Cotescene dans West Side Story, 2003