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Kellarissa & Lief Hall at Milkcrate Records



Sat, May 26th, 2018


7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Lief Hall tours in support of her new album Roses for Ruins, a collection of songs which blend electronic beats, foreboding synths and haunting vocal harmonies into pop-flirting melodies which explore the connection between the personal and the political, nature, technology and the subconscious.

Previously a member of electronic duo MYTHS and no wave trio Mutators, Lief Hall began her solo project while living in Berlin in 2014, creating layered experimental all-vocal compositions in her album Voices (2014) and integrating dark electronic production with layered vocal harmonies in her EP Transform (2015). Recorded by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, Roses for Ruins marks a new direction for Lief’s solo work, integrating acoustic instrumentation with Elisa Thorn on harp, Byron Peters on drums, Marin Reisle on cello and Jordan Koop on guitar.
Whether penetrating into the depths of the earth (in songs Dark Seed, Glass & Obsidian and Snakes), entering into subconscious dreamworlds (in Roses for Ruins, Fiction’s Refrain and Dream to Forget), exploring life as a machine (in Lead Blood) or entering into the burning industrial landscapes of global warming (in Paper Ash) the album is at once delicate and ominous, reflecting the complex relations of contemporary experience.


Kellarissa is Larissa Loyva, a classically-trained Vancouver singer and synthesizer experimentalist who uses a loop pedal to expound on simple chord structures to create intricate pop songs. Her subject matter includes the vastness of the Universe, the mysteries of nature and the compelling beckoning of the sea. While honing her skills playing in groups such as p:ano, Fake Tears, How to Dress Well, and Destroyer, Larissa has released three solo albums on Mint Records: Flamingo (2009, Mint Records), Moon of Neptune (2011) and Ocean Electro (March 2018).


Milkcrate Records

527 Lawrence Ave, Kelowna


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