The Real Songwriters of melbourne
"Canadian-born singer songwriter Monique Angele discusses the move from opera to pop, finding inspiration in a Queensland Wallaby Sanctuary and recording her latest EP in a closet."
"Answers" EP Reviews
Indie Music Review
"My first impressions of this album mainly include words such as “epic”, “moving”, and “intense”. Angele is an incredibly gifted songwriter and musician, and her potential is definitely displayed in full in this amazing, yet short collection of carefully composed pieces of art."
Indie Artists Alliance
"Sometimes your first listen through a new album can be a bit lackluster, perhaps due to artist adopting an unoriginal or boring sound. Other times, however, you know immediately that you’ve stumbled across something special. This is the case with Monique Angele’s sophomore EP, Answers."
All Whats Rock
"Answers is a richly rewarding EP, which amply showcases the sharp daggers of insight and spears of musical craft stored in Monique’s armoury."
Rock N Roll View
"It is refreshing to see that not only has she put out a fun follow-up body of music, but she has even blazed new ground in the process. I can’t wait to hear what’s next."
"Instead of purely being one expectation, Monique has by far entrusted the spotlight towards her voice and unique pianist ability to build a foundation that will not disappoint."
"She is in control of her own sound which is an inspiring thing for such a young artist."
"...I definitely believe that there is enough potential and creativity there to continue her evolution as an artist and I look forward to her next project."
Indie Music Reviews
"Anyone can sing words. It takes a true artist to convey those words and present them with emotion. “Monique” does so brilliantly."
"I’d like to tell you which song is the highlight of the album, but they’re all so rich and different, that all of them are highlights."
"Complex, virtuosic, elegant and sharp tunes of Monique Angele deserve to be heard by the most sophisticated judges of music, as well as by the wide audience."
"... offers a range of tones and stylistic manipulations, fusing together classical, pop, gothic and gospel styles to create a unique musical experience that can be listened to repeatedly."
"Keep taking chances Monique! We are rooting for you in Canada."
"Monique Angele has an incredible voice and has written an excellent single."
"How would you classify your music? .... My music is vocal/piano pop with elements of classical."
Listen With Monger
"On a more base level, however, this is simple, pure and beautiful music that, even when the drums kick in towards the end, would soothe the fiercest of beasts at the end of the hardest of days. Stunning."
The Harlton Empire
What Sound Melbourne
"Originally hailing from Canada, now Australian based pop soulstress Monique Angele has just dropped her newest single ‘Answers’, the first taste from her second EP of the same name."
Debut EP Reviews
Indie Music Digest
“Dominated by Canadian songstress Monique Angele’s extraordinary voice, this ranges from borderline opera to more parlour-orientated piano pieces.”
Indie Music reviews
“The “Monique Angele” EP is one of the boldest pop-rock releases I’ve heard this year."
Rock N Roll View
“…it’s quite clear to me that [Monique Angele] is not only experienced, she could probably be heralded as someone to keep a watchful eye on.”
Indie artists alliance
“…Monique Angele not only has X-Factor, she has a voice that will blow you away…let’s hear a full-length CD ASAP!"
All Whats Rock
“Ninety seconds into the first track, two of the first things crossing your mind were: 1) How undeniably truthful and honest the music sounds, and 2) why the heck haven’t I heard of Monique Angele before?"
“Many of these pieces are stellar vocal performances yet are wonderfully organic in nature…if this release slipped past you then you may want to take notice ASAP!”
“This is such a complex, amazing and dramatic album what else can I say?”
“…it’s nice to know there are a few artists out there that can still deliver music that will make your jaw hit the floor while plucking your heart strings at the same time.”
“[Monique Angele’s] powerful operatic voice and classically infused pop instrumentals are the brushstrokes to her emotionally driven lyrics."
“…Monique Angele has a sound that should have broad appeal."
Music street journal
“The vocals impress throughout…”
“Haar theatrale opera-achtige stem past wel goed bij de liedjes… [translation: Her theatrical operatic voice fits well with the songs…]"
listen with monger
“…the lady has a serious pair of lungs on her.”