What People Are Saying About Element 115 (Uup)
Reviews & Interviews Links
“The record sounds amazing...a true treat for the ears…musical craftsmanship. It’s in the fine details that the real beauty of this album, and this artist, are exposed...a potent and intimate artistic statement” --Eric Peterson, RUST Magazine
"Gretta has created a deeply moving song cycle…an emotional journey through a period of romantic joy and heart-breaking duress. From the song ‘Kaleidoscope Eyes’ to ‘Falling Up,’ the collection of 14 songs carries the listener through an intense series of highs and lows that open windows to the soul of anyone who has ever fallen in love." --Gene Stout
“You just can’t sit down and listen…need to experience it. You need to turn it up and turn off the world. You need to laugh, cry, dance. Harley is freeing something not only in herself…but in the listener…an intense and sudden fastening that grips us and holds us at the very core of our being.” —Troy Michael, Innocent Words
"That Gretta Harley is not a simple musician / composer, will be clear when you listen to the first song, or when you read the lines on the cover of the album. Harley manages to make feelings of instability in your life recognizable, which clearifies (sic) the meaning of some things. For Element 115 (uup), take your time to be able to really listen." --Eric Schuurmans, Rootstime (Belgium)
“…dreamy…sophisticated…stunning…intriguing…Needless to say, Element 115 has no practical uses. Rest assured the same can't be said about Harley's album of the same name; it'll be around a lot longer and delightfully so.” --Kevin Wierzbicki, AntiMusic
“…it might take a couple spins to fully appreciate what she’s trying to do here, but patient listeners will be rewarded.” --Jeffrey Sisk, Pittsburgh InTune
August 19, 2015: Rootstime.be: "Gretta Harley - Element 115 (Uup)" (review)
August 17, 2015: antiMusic: "Gretta Harley - Element 115 (Uup)" (review)
July 24, 2015: RUST Magazine, "Gretta Harley talks about Element 115" (interview)
July 10, 2015: The Subjective Perspective (radio interview)
July 7, 2015: RUST Magazine (interview preview)
July 2, 2015: MIDWEST RECORD (review)
June 17, 2015: KBOO FM Portland, "Gretta Harley returns to perform on Drinking From Puddles after 21 years!" (radio interview)
June 11, 2013: Seattle Weekly, "50 Women Who Rock Seattle”
June 1, 2015: Innocent Words, "Gretta Harley: Finding the Strength"
June 1, 2015: Innocent Words, "Gretta Harley: Element 115 (Uup)" (review)
JMay 21, 2015: Jack FM Seattle, "Seattle's Gretta Harley Releases Song Cycle" (radio interview)
April 20, 2015 stackeddmagazine.com/2015/04/20/she-works-hard-for-the-money-gretta-harley-talks-new-music-and-funding/
February 26, 2013: National Public Radio, All Things Considered, "Women Of Grunge Reclaim Rock History In 'These Streets'"
February 21, 2013: Seattle Times, "‘These Streets’: the story of women who rocked Seattle in the ’90s"
February 7, 2013: Alaska Air Magazine, "Girls Rock!"
February 2013: Seattle Magazine, "The Unsung Women of Grunge"
January 28, 2013: City Arts Magazine, "Older, Wiser, Louder" (cover story)
January 23, 2013, Seattle Met, "The Girls of Grunge"