Cocteau Twins, All about Eve, Bel canto...
Intro 2 cocoon 3 to fix the eternity 4 the sky wants to fall down 5
shining 6 be my sense 7 You can't forbid it to me 8 Someone 9 friend
that will never betray 10 strange dream music 11 over the waterfall
12 mistery 13 the bridge over Misty Bay
This Ukrainian band has not one but two angels. Olga and Elena exchange their singing perfectly during the different songs. The beautiful world music is composed with the use of piano, violin, guitar, drums, double bass, cello and flute. Striking is that Flëur become better in writing compact and catching songs. Light headed songs (like Cocoon and The Sky Wants To Fall Down) are alternated with melancholic songs (like To Fix The Eternity and You Cant Forbid It To Me). In spite of the high quality of Siyane there are two songs that are even better than the rest. Be My Sense and Shining are sensitive and beautiful built up highlights. This CD is filled with the perfect mix between pop, world music and a little folk. The beautiful fairy voices of Olga and Elena are stowing the music into unknown heights. Thankfully enough both ladies decided to sing in their native tongue so that the mystique feeling of Flëur is contained. The French label Prikosnovénie has proven to have a nose for good music and with Flëur they have another diamond in their hands! Beautevil Gothronic - Album of the month!
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Cocteau Twins, All about Eve, Bel canto...
:1. Intro 2. The Emptiness 3.Almost Real 4.Formalin 5.The Ballad
Of White Wings And Scarlet Petals 6.Repair 7.Medallion 8.I Will Do It
9.Never 10.The String 11. Russian Roulette 12.Legion 13.Horizon
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pop and faeric music
References: 4 AD, Belcanto, All about Eve
October 2002 - 15 Tracks - 60'
This is the big revelation of the 'Odyssee' sampler. The ukrainian band
Fleur arrives with a melancholic pop album. Two fairies share the sing:
Elena the dreamer and Olga the passionate . The instrumentation blends
piano, cello, bass, drums, acoustic guitar and flute for 13 charming
songs. Fl‘ur comes from Odessa, a city from south Ukrainia, near the
Black Sea. We discover through their music the slavish melancholy, a
refined lyricism and the taste for beautiful melodies. Fleur are highly
talented while they offer us a contrasted music, dark and luminous,
joyfull and sad at. Oniric and energetic atmospheres emerge from this
album leading us into a solar whirlwind. Fl‘ur's music is like a touch
from the soul, as the title 'Prikosnovenie' means 'soft touch'. For
the fans of Cocteau twins, 4AD, Bel Canto...
Blue Shades/On the dark side of the moon/ Injection/ Dancing God/ A
sad clown/ Carrousel/ By the Soft Paws/ Lullaby for the sun/ The heart/
Golden waters of gang/ February/ Fade away.
When and how did you set up Fleur?
Olga says: I met Lena in August 99, thanks to broadcast named 'Atmosphere' (Later her chief Dima became the Fleur's producer). I knew that Lena write poetry, which was liked to me very much, but I never heard her songs. And when at last in February 2000 I got acquainted with Lena's music and right away we started to play. At first we gathered at my home. Then Dima announced in his broadcast that a³newborn group urgently needs musicians. This is how we got Julia's (flute) appearance. Our first performance we have realized all three. In the end of summer Alexei (drums, percussion) join us. Then he organized our meeting with Vitaly (double bass), Sasha (cello) and Catherine (keyboards). The last our important acquisition was Nastya (violin). The keyboards and violin appeared already after recording of our first album 'Prikosnovenie'.
is led by 2 voices. Musically speaking you have reached a perfect equilibrium
between two voices which make one! Is it spontaneous or do you need
to make discipline to reach this balance?
for me the name France is peculiar symbol. Symbol of highest style,
graceful manners, elegant refinement, fresh breath of spring. Land of
Dream, Love and romance.Perhaps, it's just stereotypes, but when I think
of France, my imagination paints the warm violet twilight, squares with
fountains, doves, little parks filled with lovers, trees in bloom, carrousel
of many-coloured lights and sea of delightful dizzy fragrances.
to me, that the most important resource of inspiration is always within
your heart. It's your feelings, your sensations, your emotions, appearing
as the result of world²s touching gra.