MP3 Stella Luce - Zugenruhe
Lush string arrangements and left-field electronics dance over gypsy laced indie rock to create a sound that is difficult to describe and impossible to forget.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (40:46) !
Related styles: POP: Pop Underground, FOLK: Acid Folk
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Colorado based band Stella Luce find themselves poised at a crossroads where traditional music collides with indie rock and electronica. Eastern European melodies carried by lush strings intersect with electronic beats, synthesizers, and rock drums to create something both exotic and refreshing.
Their sound is simultaneously reminiscent of Portishead and Devotchka, with comparisons often being drawn to Rasputina and CocoRosie. With the release of their debut album set for the spring of 2009, Stella Luce is being called one of the most innovative new bands in Colorado’s thriving music scene. The classically trained violist Alana Rolfe leads the band’s sound with her sultry, seductive voice and hauntingly beautiful string arrangements. Her background in folk, blues and bluegrass is apparent throughout the music, adding a vintage feel to even the most cutting edge tracks. Multi-instrumentalist Brett Schreiber adds his uniquely melodic flare to the low end with the bass and cello, and also provides the various acoustic and electronic accoutrements that lend an eccentric, genre defying quality to the music. Rounding out the mix, and laying down the booty-shaking beats that keep the music moving, is drummer and local underground legend Errant Waters. He contributes his uncanny ability to create solid yet innovative beats to any imaginable style of music. Together, these influences create a sound that is often hard to describe, but even more difficult to forget.