Fiona Soe Paing releases debut album Alien Lullabies!
“…Haunting…” – XLR8R
“…something truly remarkable.” – Clash
During the week of the Alien Lullabies release, Fiona had four video premieres for the tracks ‘Winter’s Day’, premiering on Clash, ‘Tower Of Babel’ on Gigslutz, ‘Tamin Sah Pade’ over at God Is In The TV and ‘The Ballad of the Two Sisters’ that premiered on XLR8R. You can also check out Fiona’s haunting animated videos via herYouTube channel now.
Fiona Soe Paing creates unsettling electronic soundscapes on her debut album Alien Lullabies. It exists in a world between worlds, a strange avant-garde place where the half Burmese, half Scottish electronic producer and vocalist creates dark, dreamy soundscapes.
Alien Lullabies is a collection of off-world, vocal based electronic tracks, that combine a phrasebook Burmese, English and abstract improvisation. The album is the soundtrack of the Alien Lullabies live show, a mesmerising live performance and cinema hybrid, with projected 3D animation by collaborator Zennor Alexander, who created a dark, animated fairytale to accompany the album.
Whilst writing the album, Fiona was staying on Waiheke Island in New Zealand, at the off-grid Eco Village, which was founded by the crew of the original Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior – this is where the surreal sounds of Alien Lullabies were born.
Fiona often combines abstract vocals and cutting edge electronica to create strange and intense sounds, which can be heard on tracks ‘Winters Day’ and ‘Tah Stin Koh Mpor’. Channeling a sound akin to Björk, Laurel Haloand Mira Calix, ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘Tower of Babel’ are perfect examples of Fiona’s skill with manipulating sound and transforming it into art.
Amongst Fiona’s supporters are BBC Radio 1’s Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 3’s – World On Three show, BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway and Mary Ann Kennedy as well asDepeche Mode’s Vince Clarke. Previous releases have included a track sung in Burmese, released throughWarner Music on the Sound of The World compilation by legendary BBC presenter and musicologist, the lateCharlie Gillett.