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by Brenda Clews


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About this album

  • Published: Dec 18, 2010

This album began with the first track, 'Disappearing,' which I wrote in a hammock in the hot, sultry summer. I recorded it a few times, just for fun. Then layered the readings, added music and became intrigued.

Thus began an odyssey of readings, recordings. All tracks, except one, are with music of Jamendo musicians, to whom I am so grateful. Thank you, beautiful musicians! I love Jamendo!

An album of love poetry.

[Note: Due to a few requests to read the poems while listening to the recordings, I have created a 26 page pdf with the poems, comments, paintings and photographs to offer along with flac files in a small collector's edition. All proceeds from the sale of this item will go to Jamendo as a token of appreciation for the beautiful hosting and sharing site they have created.]


Disappearing: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice and mix; Matt Samolis, music, a section from: "Trio for Flute, Cymbals, & Glass": (with permission)

What Would I Write If I Could Write: for J.P. Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Roger Stephane, 'Lointain,' from his album, "Picasso": (with permission)

Drumbeat: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Chriss Onac, track "TRANSE" from his album, TRIBAL: (with permission)

Glint: Soundtrack for my videopoem, Glint, which is also a videopoem at YouTube: Backgound music is "Madrox, in my head," by Arena of Electronic Music, a Creative Commons license: (with permission from his band administrator)

Hieroglyphic of Purple Lotuses: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Ka eN, "Oriental Dreams": (with permission)

Starfire in the Night: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Frank Harper's 'Moon's Eve,' from "Fingerstyle - Set 1": (with permission)

What Is Underground Is What Holds Us: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, LaiYouttitham's song, "Alone," from his site: (with permission)

Salt of the Sea: Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Livio Amato's, 'Dream Opening,' from his album, "Sensitivity": (with permission)

My Body Is A Word: for I.B. Brenda Clews, poetry, voice, mix; music, Lena Selyanina's piano solo, 'Summer Morning,' from "Snowstorm Romance": (with permission)

Veils To Clothe Venus: Brenda Clews, poetry, reading, mix; music, Buz Hendricks, music: (with permission - a section of a track he created for the Venus Suite of Poems - a track at Jamendo).

Ink Ocean: Brenda Clews, poetry, reading, mix; music (mixed by me), Alphacore, 'side_project,' from "Side Project":, and Extra's, 'The Quickest Vessel to a Distant Future,' from "Water Every Full Moon": (with permissions)

My preferred version of Ink Ocean, the newer one, is in my Brenda:SinglePoems band page: Ink Ocean, Version2.


With special thanks to Robert A. for his invaluable advice on recording. And to Big Tent for a poetry community that helped inspire some of the writing.

Starfire album cover is a painting of mine.

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Reviews for "Starfire"

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dirty dj

le monde de brenda.....

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Dec 18, 2010

que pourrais je écrire si pouvais écrire? que c'est juste de la poésie dans un monde de brutes des atmosphères musicales très surprenantes une voix envoutante des textes prolixes 11 titres comme un hendécagone magique avant brenda nous faisait réver maintenant elle nous a ensorcelés comme circée ou la fée morgane on est sous le charme laissons nous envouter par la déroutante chaleur de sa voix c'est peut être elle la foxy lady qu'hendrix cherchait

Strangely Profound & Poetic.. Visonary & Compelling. Listening Material.

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Dec 18, 2010

This was dramatic, poignant and romantic, thought provoking, interesting and beautiful,articulate and day dream and also quite a remarkable poetic album in general. That is a total work of art in itself. I must admit.. was not really taken, with the first track at all. Others I really liked a lot.


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Dec 18, 2010

very interesting compositions. The layers of texts is very professional. Is it music? Is it poetry? Is it art? It is a bit of everything in a very skillful and sensitive mixture. cordially Jürgen

Starfire Poetry

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Dec 18, 2010

I literally can not handle poetry... it is, unfortunately, a total blind spot... a flaw in my character. I have developed an adverse reaction to it... a complete wall. I seriously hope that is not offensive to you... it is just a statement of fact. But "Drumbeat" totally caught my attention. I saw visions... I felt primal energy... it was a little scary... it woke me up and I felt small in my chair as I stared slack-jawed at my monitor. I continued to be engaged with it as I hit repeat for the fifth time... neat! neat! NEAT! I think that is probably the point in poetry... right? To feel something... to be engaged... to feel alive. With "Drumbeat"... you achieved the impossible. I loved the sounds you used in "Hieroglyphic of Purple Lotuses!" I love ambient.
Ka eN


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Jan 16, 2011

Very good work! My Musik has now a very nice "Voice-Dress". Ka*eN - Klaudia - PS: Sorry I can not so good English
Art Owens

Very nice!!!

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Nov 13, 2011


Wonderfully engaging and rhythmic

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Dec 18, 2010

I turned this on while I was tinkering with some photos from Ireland and found myself less and less focused on tinkering and more engaged with what I had placed for some ambiance. For me, it takes a few listens of an album before it graduates to my complete attention. By the Time Hieroglyphic of Purple Lotuses started, I was fully focused. My strengths unfortunately don't include poetry, so there isn't much for me to say about it other than it was thought provoking, enticing, rhythmic, and captivating for me to experience. You did a wonderful job finding the music to go with your work on here and am interested in your future/past projects.
On The Mission From God

you're my new found wonder

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Aug 6, 2011

i adore your work

within her, or scattered in the universe, words and music to express it all

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Jan 16, 2011

when it comes to Brenda Clews's poetry, it is an hallucinatory but so real journey through words, senses, dreams, realities, raw material, universal feelings, quest and love you experience. She takes your hand for you to hear the artistic wind blowing in her words, flying on the musics she chose in Jamendo musical trunk. Don't miss that one. PMC

Magnificent Poetry/Music Collaboration!

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Dec 19, 2010

All tracks have their strong points, Brenda. Poetry is never easy to set to music, but you have accomplihed this daunting task. The volume issue do saturate at times, but not at all times. Music choices fit well for your style. Great work, Ms Clews!