I Am Snow Angel
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I Am Snow Angel

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Electronic Dream Pop

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"Photos: I AM SNOW ANGEL Live at Rockwood Music Hall"

Before I Am Snow Angel, real name Julie Kathryn, starts her show at Rockwood Music Hall, she carries a mad scientist lab’s worth of equipment, including her own light show, on stage. And then she puts on one of the finest electronic solo shows I have ever seen: she plays Push, keyboard and guitar. And she sings, of course, with her wonderfully restrained and seductive voice.

She’s certainly one of the artists to watch out for, so make sure to be at the next I Am Snow Angel show! - Glamglare


"I AM SNOW ANGEL Desert EP"

The 1980 Winter Olympics took place in beautifully picturesque setting of Lake Placid, a small village amidst Adirondack Mountains in New York State.

It is fitting that an ice maiden Julie Kathryn, who was born and bred in the very place, would call herself I AM SNOW ANGEL and would start experimenting with chilling auras of electronica as her preferred genre of choice. Having relocated to the Big Apple’s Brooklyn, she released her first self-titled EP, which heralded a change of direction for the previously folk interested artist.

The electronica experiment worked to such an extent, that Kathryn became “basically addicted to writing and producing music in this genre”. As the transition was purely organic, with I AM SNOW ANGEL starting to become a self-sufficient artist: writing, producing and engineering her own records, she also embarked on co-founding Female Frequency, a musical collective dedicated to empowering female musicians.

Her first long player ‘Crocodile’ was fantasy inspired, centring around the “predator and prey”, bearing gentle resemblance to Kathryn’s heroes, THE POSTAL SERVICE and paying homage to the classic Americana artist BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN amongst other influences. Sometimes described as appealing to the fans of ENYA, IMOGEN HEAP or KATE BUSH, I AM SNOW ANGEL has developed her own sound, using her personal electronic template of icy landscapes and cold melancholy.

I AM SNOW ANGEL #Desert-Carl Timpone‘Desert’ is her newest EP, where Kathryn is “continuing to explore the subtle complexities of desire, passion and longing”.

The announcement of warmer things to come heralds itself in the title track opening the sequence, an inspired atmospheric rendition with enhanced vocals, which I AM SNOW ANGEL describes as “part of the aesthetic” of synth music.

‘Fever’ certainly isn’t evocative of the snowy mountains of upstate New York, which itself announces a departure from the gloom of the cold and icy in favour of breezy and fresh, as if released from the chains of winter. “Body’s on fire but she shivers with the heat” nods to vintage ERASURE in the slightest of fashions, being über modern and sophisticated.

‘Keep You Out’ opens with a country-esque guitar sequel, giving homage to Kathryn’s roots. A slower paced, eerie number at first, bursts into a club ending, before ‘Dirty Love’; a SOUL II SOUL meets SNEAKER PIMPS style shines through this varied track.

The EP closes with ‘Losing Face’, which is a BJORK sounding story of desire, culminating in sensual sexual encounters, designed to prove “something I can believe in”, and instead leaving one empty and guilty.

The eclectic nature of the music of I AM SNOW ANGEL is staggering. She owns the writing, production and engineering process, much like GRIMES, and is a pioneer when it comes to helping women make their own tunes, whatever genre they may be.

The progression into synthscapes was something that happened naturally and Kathryn’s fans are truly grateful that the experiment wasn’t just a one-off. She was, after all, made to give life to the melancholy of electro. The style of electronica infused with country roots, creates an amalgamation difficult to resist and whether it’s the snowy Adirondack Mountains, or the heat of the “Desert”, I AM SNOW ANGEL shows off her brilliance and delivers.

The ‘Desert’ EP is available as a download from 20th May 2016 via the usual digital outlets

http://iamsnowangel.com/

https://www.facebook.com/iamsnowangel

https://soundcloud.com/iamsnowangel

http://www.femalefrequency.com/ - The Electricity Club


"Exclusive: Album Premiere - Crocodile by I Am Snow Angel"

I Am Snow Angel is the moniker of New Yorker, Julie Kathryn, a producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist — the triple threat. She pushed personal musical boundaries, deviating from Americana-noir, creating an album delving into the depths of futuristic fantasy pop.

Today, we’re excited to exclusively premiere and stream I Am Snow Angel’s latest LP, Crocodile, which drops on November 18.

Crocodile is heavily comprised of electronic beats and sounds, but there is a finesse and grace that ties it all together. Kathryn stated she wanted to focus on the struggle between animal instincts and human reasoning. And you can hear it not only in lyrics, but sound as well. On one hand, there is an electro push with the beats and experimentation in rhythm on tracks like "Turquoise Blue" and "Walking On Wires." On the other, there is a pastoral calming brought on by lush soundscapes and the breathy placidity of the vocals in songs like the opening title track. "Falling in Love" is a pretty and sad duet that reminds us of Stars. - Culture Collide


"I Am Snow Angel - Walking on Wires"

While The Postal Service may have cornered the market on cozy electro-pop over a decade ago, I Am Snow Angel does a damn good job of carrying the torch on “Walking On Wires.” Multi-instrumentalist Julie Kathryn puts a polished spin on Gibbard and Tamberello’s homemade sounds, adding sweet whispered vocals that might as well have been pulled straight from our dreams. Stream it below.

I Am Snow Angel’s Crocodile comes out Tuesday, November 18th. Pre-order the album here. - All Things Go


"I AM SNOW ANGEL, ‘Crocodile’ – Exclusive Premiere Read More: I AM SNOW ANGEL, 'Crocodile' - Exclusive Premiere | http://diffuser.fm/i-am-snow-angel-crocodile-exclusive-premiere/?trackback=tsmclip"

I AM SNOW ANGEL, a.k.a. Julie Kathryn, is celebrating the release of her debut full-length album, ‘Crocodile,’ on Nov. 18. With this album, the producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist explores the relationships we have with other people, ourselves and the environment we live in. That relationship is beautifully captured in the brand-new music video for the title-track from her upcoming album — and you can check it out above.

“On the surface, the song describes a crocodile stalking its prey,” Kathryn explains, “but at the end of the day, I think we’re all governed by animal instincts — even though we pretend to be logical and reasonable.”

The video will likely take a couple of viewings to capture the complexities of Kathryn’s intention. “We explored this relationship between predator and prey, which is more nuanced and multilayered than it first appears,” she tells us.

‘Crocodile’ features all of Kathryn’s skills rolled up into one gorgeously produced track. Her vocals — both exquisite and powerful at the same time — shine in the midst of the synth-pop environment she’s created. - Diffuser.Fm


"SONG PREMIERE: I AM SNOW ANGEL / “CROCODILE”"

New York City based electronic artist I AM SNOW ANGEL – the new project from producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Julie Kathryn – creates music that sounds as frosty as the artist’s seraphic moniker suggests. And “Crocodile,” the artist’s ambient new single which LADYGUNN is thrilled to premiere exclusively today, reinforces that arctic chill just in time for the dog days of summer, refreshing listeners with its icy synths and ethereal vocal overlays.
It’s the kind of sophisticated, enchanting alt-pop that fans of Imogen Heap and Enya will lap right up. And thankfully, there’s more to come soon, on I AM SNOW ANGEL’S debut album ‘Crocodile,’ due out this autumn. Stay tuned. - Ladygunn.com


"Introducing I AM SNOW ANGEL"

The Electricity Club heads back to New York State for its next new artist introduction, Lake Placid to be precise. The location of the 1980 Winter Olympics, it is the apt that this village in the Adirondack Mountains should be at the heart of the beautifully gentle electronica of I AM SNOW ANGEL. The self-produced vehicle of the now Brooklyn based singer/songwriter Julie Kathryn, as can be imagined from the artist moniker, the music evokes images of icy landscapes and crystalline hydro basins.

I AM SNOW ANGEL’s self titled debut EP has been described as “an arresting mix of KATE BUSH and IMOGEN HEAP” and is Julie Kathryn’s first adventure in synthpop having previously made initial forays into Americana Noir at the start of her career. The EP’s most immediate song ‘Grey White December’ is vibrant but whispery with a strong atmospheric quality. The blend of synthetic and organic textures strikes a balance to prove that using electronics does not have to mean raiding the DEPECHE MODE or ULTRAVOX songbooks. ‘Grey White December’is accompanied by a step animation video that captures the song’s chilling aura. - The Electricity Club


"I AM SNOW ANGEL RELEASES HER VIDEO FOR ‘GREY WHITE DECEMBER’ [PREMIERE]"

I Am Snow Angel, the moniker of Julie Kathryn, must be a glutton for perfection. Stop-motion videos, like the one above for her song “Grey White December,” involve a notoriously painstaking process, including hours of adjusting the figures millimeters to create continuous movement. The music feels similarly crafted — the way each tone of the domino-like beat feels strategically plucked out, falling easily one into the next.

“Grey White December” captures the sound of stormy winter days perfectly. A flurry of synths, a drum machine and injections of twinkling piano notes dominate the song, but underneath is the hushed tone of Kathryn’s voice, sounding like frozen figures scurrying into their homes towards fireplaces and blankets. Despite the unfortunate conditions we’ve been dealing with and growing very tired of lately, this song will be one to return to even after winter has thawed.

“Grey White December” appears on a collection of I Am Snow Angel Songs released today on her self-titled debut EP available via iTunes. - Wild Honey Pie


"The Talented I AM SNOW ANGEL Talks Creative Process, Producing Her Own Sounds, Empowering Female, Non-Binary Producers"

"As a seasoned producer, she wields her will like a sword, crafting intricate sonic landscapes with an expert's hand. As I Am Snow Angel, she tells her truth with heartfelt vocals and powerful songwriting. Her live set [is] equal parts spellbinding and spectacular; she waxes between all facets of human emotions with the same ease that she skillfully operates her Ableton Push in crafting her songs live. Through it all, she retains a sincerity that enables her wide and varied emotional range to land, no matter the message." - Magnetic Magazine


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I AM SNOW ANGEL fuses digital and organic elements, creating a sound that is both ethereal and earthly. The music is composed, performed, produced and engineered by recording artist Julie Kathryn. I AM SNOW ANGEL has been featured by the Huffington Post, Indie Shuffle, Magnetic Mag, Creem Magazine, Refinery 29, All Things Go and many more for her “fluorescent beats and emotionally charged melodies.” I AM SNOW ANGEL is a sound designer for Ableton, as well as co‐founder of Female Frequency, a musical collective dedicated to empowering women and girls in the music industry. Stay tuned for MOTHERSHIP, the new concept album from I AM SNOW ANGEL, coming in 2018.

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