"It was during a very bad breakup that gave me a lot of alone time when I had purchased the 4 track. I used that time to start recording music as I tried to recover. The playing was quite poor back then but i was still learning. I have always been self conscious about my singing even though I knew I could sing, so the singing is very drowned out in those early recordings, but all of the words are from my notebooks and very personal".
"Kind of old-school post-rock / psych / goth / ambient / and some post-punk thrown in for good measure" - Eric.M.Place
"Recording "bass guitar, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, pedals, toys, white noises, toy accordion, quiet sounds, distortion, viola, vox , feelings and guts" with her four-track, Atlanta's ethelscull (a.k.a. Amelia Peel) takes the lo-fi road to homemade experimental/ephemeratronic sounds... Find a place to yourself in the resonance of hovering plinks and slow-motion strums of the instrumental opening track. Amelia buries soft vocals within minute-long strum/drone rake. Distant wails top the muted, mesmerizing churn-and-plink expanse of persihedinfits. Livelier jangling and a mechanicalish rhythm give surreal somethings a relatively "perky" vibe. destruction's electric riffs may be time-worn, but submerging them in misty swirls of indiscernible vocals adds new shadows and lights, besides revving up the otherwise vague flows. Acoustic fingering and reverb-laden crooning give grace + favors a lilting (yet still melancholy) quality. impracticality entwines choppy chords, voicestreamers and chimier tones into finalizing strands. These nocturnal dreamscenes (20 in 41 minutes) fall into an alternarock-meets-gothereal niche. I gather that Amelia Peel isn't "like the other girls", and I mean that in the best possible way. Expressive do-it-herself collages display a definite knack for creating immersive murk/rock
Ribbons Into Hysterics review from Ambientrance
Ethelscull self released three of her albums on Kittenwhip, a diy label she created.
Kittenwhip released a compilation cd: Mood-Swing Theater Volume One in 2004. A Volume 2 was in the works but never came to light.
Amelia has recorded music since but has not put out a official release of music under the Ethelscull name. New songs can be found on her Soundcloud page.
Ethelscull Discography Tracks
|001||Ethelscull||Thanatos (CDr, CD-ROM, Album)||Kittenwhip||001||USA & Canada||2002||Sell This Version|
|002||Ethelscull||Ribbons into Hysterics (CDr, CD-ROM, Album)||Kittenwhip||002||USA & Canada||2003||Sell This Version|
|003||Ethelscull||Sentimentalia (CDr, CD-ROM, Album)||Kittenwhip||003||USA & Canada||2006||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|none||Ethelscull||S/T (CDr, CD-ROM, EP)||Kittenwhip||none||USA & Canada||2001||Sell This Version|