Album Share: Six Petals – Devora Clemmons

Update 7/23/2015 – At the request of the artist, I have removed all the MP3 files and images.

Long time visitors to the Orphanage will remember this unique CD by singer/pianist Devora Clemmons. Ms. Clemmons’ work was first shared on this site back in 2004. I didn’t have much to share about Ms. Clemmons back then. Trying to follow the meager leads that the disc offered all led to dead ends. I had almost resigned myself to the notion that Ms. Clemmons and the strange, oddly compelling music she composed would remain a mystery.

However, about a year ago, while searching the U.S. Copyright database for something else, I decided to plug old Devora’s name into the search box and see what, if anything, would pop up. I could have kicked myself for not looking there sooner, because I was rewarded with a record for the copyright registration for the album below, complete with the information that the name Devora Clemmons is a pseudonym. The copyright was filed by a woman named [removed by artist’s request]. Ms. —– has filed a total of 13 copyrights for individual songs, another CD release, and a book of poetry.

This recording looks to be self produced but the CD has been professionally pressed. The musical presentation is simple. Each of the seven tracks consists only of Ms. Clemmons accompanying herself on an electric piano while she sings/sadly wails. The lyrics are sometimes hard to understand, but they tend to concentrate on themes of lost love, religion, animal rights, world peace and tributes to loved ones.

Unfortunately, I seem to have hit another dead end in my Devora search. I’m sharing the album again in the hopes that someone out there recognizes it, and can share more information about the elusiveĀ  Devora Clemmons. This technique worked for the Joe E. Neubauer album I shared a few months ago, but that’s a story for another post. Have fun listening and as always, Enjoy

8 Responses to “Album Share: Six Petals – Devora Clemmons”

  1. michael farris Says:

    I love this album so much.

    I think she’s a genuine mystic and is essentially putting herself into an estatic trance. Amazing stuff.

  2. Magnus Says:

    I also love this one, thanks for sharing it again so more people can hear it, and please let us know if you track down another record with Devora!

  3. Andrew Says:

    Thank you for sharing this. A minor classic. Lady has genuine talent, a great voice and a style all her own. Let’s hope this gets more recognition.

  4. Jeff Says:

    This should have been left “undiscovered.” It is truly horrific. I couldn’t take more than 30 seconds of each track. I like material that is so bad it’s good but this one falls into the category of being so bad, it’s bad. Remember when the martians heads blew up in Mars Attacks when they heard Slim Whitman? This is my same reaction when listening to this god forsaken crap!

    Cheers,
    Jeff

  5. mcpurvis Says:

    I hear where you are coming from Jeff — Devora is an odd bird who’s following her own flight plan. However, I just can’t help my self in returning to it over and over again. It’s unhealthy I know, but I’m powerless to stop it. She’s just so damn odd!

    Thanks for the comment and sorry about your head!

    Pastor McPurvis

  6. Hello Thor Records Says:

    Jesus.
    I’ve just stumbled across your website and it’s killing me that I never knew about it. This lady is a true outsider and I don’t know whether I can’t take any more of her or can’t get enough of her.
    Thanks tough guys.
    Tom
    Hello Thor Records

  7. Franklin Says:

    Holy Smokes! Notions of “good” and “bad” become moot when contemplating the force of pure musical emetic that is SIX PETALS. Devora is either a genius or an idiot. I vote simply because I love to listen to this.

  8. Franklin Says:

    Holy Smokes! Notions of “good” and “bad” become moot when contemplating the force of pure musical emetic that is SIX PETALS. Devora is either a genius or an idiot. I vote “genius” simply because I love to listen to this.

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