About Cinnamonia

Cinnamonia is the musical project of Sandra Barclay (vocals, ex-Madrigal) and Thomas Köhler (instruments, ex-Operating Strategies) Cinnamonia's music has been described as: dark romantic, ambient, progressive, experimental, folky, art-pop, soothing, melancholic, dreamy...... well, you better find out yourself!

Cinnamonia exists since 1999, the debut album "The Scarlet Sea" was released in Autumn 2002. Since then, Cinnamonia have appeared on several compilation CDs, and have teamed up with Italian poet and singer Sal Pichireddu to form the project "Desvelos". A first track of their common work was released on "Full Cold Moon", an internet only commemorative tribute to Jhonn Balance from Coil.

The second Cinnamonia album "Songs In The Trees" was released in October 2007.

Some biographical details on the members of Cinnamonia are below. For information about all those worthy musicians who contributed to Cinnamonia's music past and present, please click on the Collaborators page here .

_______ SANDRA BARCLAY: vocals

Sandra Barclay (née Werner) started singing in a gospel choir in her early youth, thus attending service almost every Sunday. From age 18 on, she joined several bands before becoming the singer of MADRIGAL in 1993. She stayed with the band until their demise in early 1999. MADRIGAL began as a band heavily influenced by Progressive Rock Bands, before developing a more 'pop'-oriented style, gaining recognition by their acclaimed live performances.

_______ THOMAS KÖHLER: instrumentation

Thomas Köhler has worked in the field of electronic music since he founded OPERATING STRATEGIES, together with Marco Rosenkranz, in 1985. In their twelve years of existence, OS released three critically acclaimed albums on the Danse Macabre and Strangeways labels, and contributed to several compilation CDs. Thomas has also composed music for theatre and film. In Cinnamonia, he is responsible for recording the songs in his own modest private studio, The Eastern Window.