Thursday, October 21, 2010

newmusicmonday #65:: Elsiane

image:: Elsiane, by Joshua Jones, via MySpaceMusic

Genredowntempo electronica
MembersElisieanne Caplette (Vocals, Keyboard)
Stephane Sotto (Drums)
CityMontréal, QC, Canada
LabelVega Musique

Last Friday, I was hoping to catch Elsiane at La Sala Rossa in Montréal, but due to the rain I got into town late and missed the show. The band is playing this minute up in Shawinigan, QC.

Here's an interview of the band from the 2007 Montréal Jazz Festival::

and another one from 2008::

The band creates ethereal soundscapes fusing jazz, classical, and electronica elements, also drawing upon Elsianne's Perivian and Chinese lineage. Elsieanne and Stephane state that they are influenced not just by music, but by art and film. Their interest is in creating music that touches the listener, creating emotional linkages.

"Vaporous", from the album 'Hybrid', creates a crafted sound that has cinematic qualities::

Here's a player with a few songs. I really like "Across the Stream", which has a bit of a Hooverphonic vibe.

Twitterversion:: [blog+video+♫streams] belated #newmusicmonday features @elsiane—#Montreal duo fusing jazz, classical, world & electronica. @Prof_K

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