Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

Les muses de La Musa: Sophie Hunger

La cantant i compositora suïssa inicia gira europea amb el seu últim treball discogràfic, “Molecules”; actua a Barcelona en el marc de Curtcircuit. Va començar la seva carrera fa deu anys, durant aquest temps ha tret 6 discs, venut més de 250.000 còpies, recorregut Europa i els EUA i ha estat la primera artista suïssa a tocar en el Festival Glastonbury, entre altres èxits. D’estil eclèctic, la seva música parteix del folk però es barreja amb l’electrònica, especialment amb aquest últim àlbum, el blues, el rock i el jazz. El còctel es completa amb varietat d’idiomes en les seves cançons i multitud d’instruments, des del piano a l’harmònica o el violoncel. Un espectacle únic. Avui a La Nau.

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The muses of La Musa: Ider

The Britons Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville met at university and immediately became inseparable friends as they realised their voices sounded great together. It was later that, after university, they went to live together in north London and formed “Ider”, a literary electronics project: it’s the origin of the songs they compose together, sharing their experiences, with elements of contemporary R & B and melancholic pop. First they caught the attention of Shura, who produced one of the songs of their debut EP in 2017, “Gut me like an animal” and, later, the attention of several BBC DJs, which made them something of a minor sensation, even before they made it big on the scene.

The muses of La Musa: Cléa Vincent

Having come from the amateur music scene in Paris and cut her teeth in open mic nights, Cléa Vincent feels indebted to the French variety act tradition. But it was a 21st-century tool, YouTube, that launched her career, after a multinational that had shown interest in her melodic synth pop went back on its word: first it was the video clip of “Retiens mon désir”, from her first EP Non mais oui (2014), and above all , that of Château perdu, from her 2016 debut LP, where she proved to be a captivating LoFi and DIY pop diva. She’ll be coming to Barcelona with her latest EP, Tropi-Cléa (2017), where he puts her voice and piano at the service of samba and other tropical rhythms.

The muses of La Musa: Laurel Halo

A standout in the murkily defined experimental electronic scene that encompasses harsh noise, dreamy drone and ambient art pop, the eclectic producer brings tracks ranging from hypnagogic electropop to muzzy, blissed-out analog reverie, all the way from Berlin to Brooklyn. Her latest album, Dust—released on dubstep pioneer Kode9’s label Hyperdub—features restlessly improvisational, jazzy beats grounded by vocoded vocal melodies. Tonight at Razzmatazz.

The muses of La Musa: Ama Lou

The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where Ama Lou’s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her. Who runs the world?s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her.

The muses of La Musa: ADRIANNE LENKER

Big ThiefCapacity was one of the best albums of 2017. Now, about a year after its release, the searing indie rock group’s frontwoman Adrianne Lenker has announced a solo album entitled abysskiss. It will arrive October 5 via Saddle Creek.

Lenker has released the debut single, entitled “Cradle.” Built on nylon-string guitar arpeggios and Lenker’s quietly arresting voice, it would not sound out of place alongside the sparser and quieter portions of her band’s catalog.