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Sephine Llo - I, Your Moon
Digital
£7.99
Out 27th October 2017

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Sephine Llo

I, Your Moon

Tape Club Records

Expected: 27th October 2017 | 11 track alternative album

Sephine Llo's I, Your Moon is a debut album of wonder and beauty. A blend of at times gentle melancholia taking its roots from folk, but layered with electronic glitches and distortion. A sound blanketed in a rich tapestry of multi-instrumentation and unique compositions. It's a sound that at its most ethereal recalls the majestic heartbreak of Alela Diane (such as on the soulful opener First To Tarnish or the fragile Lover Shaped My Name). On other songs, there's moments reminiscent of Bjork Post-era, such as on Glacier Thawed's soaring and sonically explosive crescendo, and on the glitchy heart that pumps an electronic warmth throughout Paper Thin and the title track I, Your Moon.
Sephine Llo is wunderkind Josephine Lloyd-Wilson. She accelerated through the classical music circuit at an early age (classically trained as a violinist, pianist and singer); received a first class degree at the world-renowned Tonmeister course at University of Surrey (alongside the likes of Brit and Mercury Prize winning Charlie Andrew); won two awards in compositions and the AMS Neve prize for creative recording, and has worked at both Westminster Abbey (as a classical performer) and Abbey Road (session musician). Sephine soon began experimenting with sound sources, recording the noise of day-to-day objects and self-teaching herself to play more unusual instruments such as kora and sanxian. These new sonic adventures were married to Sephine's unconventional song-writing style and unique, often choral-esque vocal performance, with early whispers noting her similarities to one-woman pioneering artists such as Kate Bush and Joni Mitchell. After releasing her debut Flame EP (2014, Tape Club Records) - which featured in Wonderland and 405, with play on BBC3 Late Junction and Radio X Xposure, with Sephine being invited to play Wilderness festival - Sephine began work on her debut album I, Your Moon. However, the release of the long-player was sadly delayed when Sephine's husband and musical collaborator Robert Lloyd-Wilson (of Autumn Chorus) was diagnosed with cancer. After a two-year battle, and only a few weeks after discovering they were expecting their first child, he tragically passed away.Now I, Your Moon is set to be finally released on 27 October via Tape Club Records (CD/Vinyl/Cassette/Digital). The album is written, recorded, produced (in the main) and mixed by Sephine Llo, but pays homage to Robert Lloyd-Wilson, who contributed backing vocals and some co-production.
The release also proves a cathartic experience for Sephine, as she explains: The album now represents a bridge over the journey from when we found each other through our music, to the turbulent feelings that now shape my days.
This album is dedicated to my husband and soulmate, Robert Lloyd-Wilson (Autumn Chorus), who erased the pain that inspired these songs. - Sephine Llo

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"“This is Sephine Llo, with two ‘l’s… Started off with Sephine Llo, ‘Glacier Thawed’. She signed to Tape Club Records in 2014, brought out a debut EP called ‘Flame’, and tragically, shortly afterwards, she learned that her husband had cancer and has been by his side until his death late last year, and then gave birth to their son Lawrence only a few weeks ago. And she’s honouring the memory of her husband Robert Lloyd Wilson with a release of her album, ‘I, Your Moon’ on October 27th. From it, ‘Glacier Thawed’, it’s a lovely track.”"
Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
"“…and this at the opposite end of the Richter Scale - this is Sephine LLo…*played track* - I’m sure she’s the only artist that we’ve played this week who has also featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction!”"
Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
"Steeped in both folk and modern classical, the fluttering electronics are reminiscent of Bjork's more opaque compositions."
Clash, Clash
"“(An) intriguing mix of folk, electronic music and studio experimentation.”"
CMU, CMU
"“‘First to Tarnish’ is a thing of understated and juddering beauty. It’s a crisp, clear and utterly pure piece of alt-pop in the vein of Zoe Johnson and Joanna Newsome.”"
Listen With Monger, Listen With Monger
"“Experimental yet intricate production fostering a fairy tale-like soundscape often times fluctuating from joyous to melancholic. Factor in Sephine Llo’s angelic vocal delivery and the result is one heart-felt and breath-taking piece of work.”"
ColoRising, ColoRising
"Sephine Llo’s mysterious songs reference the angelic melodies of 18th Century UK folk"
Bandcamp, Bandcamp