Aniseed Tea

by Ange Takats

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Blend the sounds of American folk music from the early seventies with the ramblings of a gypsy girl from Oz, add spoonfuls of Brisbane’s finest musicians and the result is Aniseed Tea.

This debut album from Queensland-based songstress Ange Takats harks back to a time when lyrics mattered, melodies were intricate and songs gave listeners something to sip on.

Winner of the 2008 Lis Johnston Award for vocal excellence at the National Folk Festival, Ange’s voice has been described as Gillian Welch meets Joan Baez. She penned the album at her seaside apartment on the Sunshine Coast during a 12 month period.

Brisbane’s Adrian Mauro recorded, arranged and produced the album, with some of the country’s top musicians adding their talents to the brew.

The tracks were then sent to the UK where they were mixed by Australian engineer Ben Tolliday at Frou Frou Central in London (recent projects include Alanis Morissette and Jackie Marshall).

“Each song has a different tale to tell. From the Irish nudist I met at a pub in Noosa - to a tune about knitting for a Romanian Canadian medical student who broke up with me but kept the beanie,” Takats said.

The album features Adrian Mauro (The Black Alles Band), Ben Tolliday (Trinkets), Greg Cathcart (The Black Alles Band/Speedstar), Richard Johnston (The Black Alles Band/Speedstar), Robbie Long (The Lawnmowers/Kate Fagan/ Liz Frencham), Andrew Maddick (English Symphony Orchestra) & Beck Flatt (Loren).

Born in Sydney, Ange somehow managed to begin her musical journey in Bangkok where she worked as a foreign correspondent by day and a folk singer by night.

Singing songs from the early 70s, drinking sweet Thai whiskey and learning from Buddhist musicians with big hearts, Ange's songwriting has been greatly influenced by her time overseas.

THIS ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN FEBRUARY 2009.

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released October 4, 2012

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Ange Takats Australia

One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song.

Her second album Arva mixes Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz … think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals. It was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations).
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