Review: Belle Chen Live-A Beautifully Unique Experience


 

Last night I attended Belle Chen’s performance at the Senate House in London, and I was truly amazed.

Before I go into all of the details that bring the talent and skill that Belle possesses to light, I have to say that this was an enjoyable and interesting event.

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London, Belle Chen delivered new and fresh tools to give her performance meaning and relevancy. The use of sound effects, and body movement were key to bringing the overall show together, with accompaniment from interpretive dancer Anastasia Kostner, moving with the mood of the music. 

Telling a story of Paris and a taking the audience on a journey through the city of Paris, Belle Chen captured the chaos and emotion, as well as soft, relaxed and quaint surrounding of the French city. Belle Chen’s delicate touch shined through as a beautiful addition, however, the inclusion of a loop pedal, recording rhythms played on the piano, and other accompanying tools and tricks were brand new to my eyes, giving her unique style.

During the performance there were very few times that she would actually speak, however when she did, the words she did say resonated with me deeply. My Favourite quote being “I was told that if you ever missed someone, then you should look to the moon, because the person you miss could be looking at the same moon”

With her brand new album ‘Mademoiselle’ recently coming out, this was a great event to support its release.

Overall, this was a classy, emotional and extremely well-arranged show, that had meaning and purpose.

Website: www.bellechen.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bellechenmusic
Twitter: @bellepianist
Instagram: @bellepianist
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chenonthetube
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bellechen
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7Ihfoi68laeuxOhTJLCa4l

 

 

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Feline And Strange: Aliens From Above Are Here, And They Bring The Music Of The Future


 

With the recent release of their brand new album ‘OUT’, these flamboyant musicians are taking the electro wave-cabaret scene in a whole different direction.

With a vast mix of exciting and new ideas, brought by head masterminds Feline Lang and Christoph Klemke, Feline and Strange is an eclectic and unique concept.

Spawning from the idea that aliens have come down to earth, and are trying to make a living through performing and recording, fitting the music into their strange but wonderful show.

‘OUT’, which is the most recent addition to their previous 4 albums, was inspired by the world events, and their views on the Syrian refugee crisis. “I was reading all the good news from home, and still couldn`t help harbouring dark feelings that this was too good to be true. And even before I came home, I was proven right when the first refugee homes burned, assaulted by fascists”. explained Feline.

However, this is an album that will satisfy all of you electro, classic, Depeche mode inspired needs, so be sure not to miss out.

YouTube: www.youtube.com/canteatro
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/felinelang
Facebook: www.facebook.com/felineandstrange
Twitter: https://twitter.com/felinelang
Website: www.felineandstrange.com

 

Review: JJ Leone’s Single ‘Reload’ Is A Dark Yet Soothing Installment From The Dark Soul Singer

 


JJ Leone has released new single ‘Reload’, and its a beauty!

This relaxing, good vibe piece is a perfect listen for any time. As JJ’s past a is an eclectic mix of different styles and genres, this draws element from all of his favourite artists and people that inspire him in writing and performance.

As the beat is reminiscent of a steady paced grime rhythm, the soft jazz off beat guitar is a harmonious and diverse addition, which gives the track depth. As the bass is heavy and almost enchanting, the mix of JJ’s vocals make this a tune that you can just sink into. As for the guitar solo, elements of Prince and Hendrix bleed through, provoking peaceful melodies all the while making sure that this is a track that everyone will love.

JJ has proven once again, that he can bring the thunder, as well as the calm.

Be sure to check his music and social media out:

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/j-j-leone

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamjjleone

Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamjjleone

YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/jjleone

Website: www.jjleone.com

The Lounge Revival Starts Here! LAPP’s Sunny.

…and when we say “lounge”, we really do mean both in terms of the room in your house and relaxing horizontally. At the forefront of fashionable relaxing is LAPP, whose video to his track, Sunny, a song which is actually intrinsically linked to The Catcher in the Rye, has actually tickled our fancy purely because:

A. It’s catchy.

B. We like snooping in people’s homes.

Watch the video to “Sunny” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsLz_54E8A

 

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/lapp_x

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNyN8MCeeJ9RQNIa6-MQSDA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAPPx/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lapp_x

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lapp_x/

Far From Home: Julia Mascetti’s Brand New EP ‘In Distance, Everything Is Poetry’ Greets Us With Influence From Home

 


 


For a girl who spent her time trying to bring Japan to the UK, she’s done a pretty good job of bringing the UK to Japan.

Julia Mascetti’s always had a large interest in the cultural and colourful aspects of Japanese culture.

After studying at the University of Leeds, in which she graduated, as well as assumed position of Principal Harpist in the University orchestra. Which helped Julia gain skill and detail to her playing and overall abilities.

In 2015, Julia re-located to Japan with her Japanese/British Boyfriend.  She taught English to for 6 months, before becoming a Music teacher, which then led into her freelancing. She has spent time in Japan Travelling, busking and playing live gigs and promoting the music of her homeland and heritage, which consists of Welsh Folk music and other styles and genres.


With the release of her brand new EP in set to be released on 10th November , with single ‘In Bloom’ being a beautiful and gentle introduction to Julia’s recent opus.

 

 

 

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/juliamascetti
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliamascetti
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuliaMascetti
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliamascetti
Website: https://tokyoharp.blog

Homerik Take Metal by the Scruff of the Neck

There are two great truisms both in the film world and the music world: horror fans and metal fans are notoriously loyal. A fan of Diamond Head from the early 80s is 99% almost certainly still a fan of their music now, even if just in a nostalgic sense. Similarly, horror fans will most likely quote their top ten films without a moment’s hesitation – there may have been the odd new entry over the years but, chances are, it’s the same list they could have given you twenty years ago, more or less.

Homerik are one of those bands you feel you could grow up with. They’ve done their homework both musically and academically, with the sounds of metal both aged and modern flowing through their limbs, and the lore of the ancients stalking through their lyrics. There’s a comfort that they, like you, actually care about what they’re doing – they aren’t just throwing songs out there for the Hell of it, there’s time and great thought in the material they have created: it matters.

Tracks like Unforgotten Kin are stridently committed – there’s no gentle introduction, you’re flung straight into the maelstrom of what sound like angry monks fighting even angrier New Yoik noiseniks. With some tribal incantations thrown in. This is Homerik’s world, where stories are told but you are invited to actually live through them. No sooner have you begun to piece together exactly what you’ve just experienced than you’re straight into An Angel of Darkness, a symphonic gallop with a soprano and a church organ and little regard for your expectations.

As the album concludes with The Legion, there’s a surprising feeling of sadness that your journey with the band has ended. If you’re any music fan worth their salt, you’ve invested at least partially what the band have put in. Homerik’s many-tentacled arms may veer slightly towards trying too hard to cram in that little extra violin sweep and histrionic voice but the sheer effort is terrific. Bravo, sirs. And madams. And monks.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1Ry0Y2JiVXjpidTHDpYVQx

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUcYLfk1tEX4vli_KWUzsBQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/homerikofficial/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/homerikofficial/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/homerikofficial/

Website: https://www.homerik.org/

Tidalwaves of Feedback from Sweden’s Pink Milk

With Kevin Shields still on the world’s longest holiday, the title of feedback royalty is still up for grabs. The shoegaze scene has exploded over the last twelve months, though nothing has really stood out as being particularly original or worthy of repeated listens. Pink Milk, a drum/guitar duo from Sweden have made the first noteworthy attempt to clinch the title.

If you’re going to do the guitar feedback thing, you might as well go for broke. Duly, the echo and size of the sound here is almost intoxicating, I can only imagine there are casualties at their live shows.  The lead track from their forthcoming album, Kill 4 U, is Pink Milk at their tantalising best, crashing, cloying guitar riffs and zephyr-like vocals, it’s the sound of bellowing whales above water.

The buzz the band is creating, from Kerrang to 6 Music, have made their soon to be released album, Purple, one of the most anticipated among rock fans this year, with their cover version of Foreigner’s I Want to Know What Love is? taking the original song to all sorts of dark places and dragging you kicking and screaming along. Drink deeply from Pink Milk before they get huge.