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Fiona Soe Paing - Alien Lullabies on Friday 9th June 2017
Fiona Soe Paing is an experimental electronic producer and vocalist based in Aberdeenshire. Her live show, 'Alien Lullabies'. is a mesmerizing and surreal multi-media performance, which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015, as part of Creative Scotland's curated 'Made In Scotland' programme, to great feedback and reviews, including a Four Stars write up in The Scotsman:
'Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive.'
Combining off-world electronica and live vocals from Fiona, with 3D animation from New Zealand based collaborator Zennor Alexander, the show is an immersive live gig/cinema hybrid. Audio tracks from the show have been supported by radio play from BBC DJs Mary Anne Hobbs, Vic Galloway, Tom Robinson and Tom Ravenscroft. The single 'Heartbeat' out on Glasgow's Hotgem label, was described as 'A wonderful, wonderful thing…electronic music as it should be.' by the new music website XSNoize.
Fiona's work has attracted the attention of two legends of the electronic music world - the last EP release 'Tower of Babel' gained a tweet of approval from Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode/Erasure, saying he thought the tracks were 'Very, very cool!' , and music and videos were rated as 'Outstanding' in the 2014 Noise Festival awards, curated by Brian Eno. Fiona worked with Brit Award winner, singer/songwriter Beth Orton on the Brighter Sound Manchester 'Creative directors' residency 2015, and another collaborative project is currently in progress with former V&A sound artist Jason Singh and Aiden O'Rourke of Lau.
Previous releases have included a track sung in Burmese which was released through Warner Music on the 'Sound of The World' compilation by legendary BBC World Music DJ, the late Charlie Gillett.
'... it's a wonderful, wonderful thing. This is electronic music as it should be.' David McElroy of XS Noize, on the single Heartbeat.
'Extraordinary vocals' Four Stars Review of Tower of Babel EP , Mark Shukla, in The Skinny magazine.
'A stunning meld of sound and vision' Sadie Marren of Quotidien Times on the live show
'Darker than PJ Harvey, stranger than Kraftwerk, with a twist of Dali visuals' Festivals For All blog
Plus special guest AVITAL RAZ
Catch FIONA SOE PAING'S ALIEN LULLABIES here at The Continental on Friday 9th June 2017. Doors at 8pm.
Music Genres: Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Minimal Techno
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