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Cecilia Eyes and Kwoon in Romania

Donis Art presents on September 24th another edition of The Special Evenings, this time called “Experimental Friday”. The topic of the evening is Post-Rock & Shoegaze represented by the two bands invited to this event, Cecilia Eyes and Kwoon.

The Parisian post-rock combo Kwoon was born in 2006, the year of its first self-produced album Tales and Dreams. A first chapter that stunned as it traced the lines of a universe free and colorful, finely illustrated by the video clip many times awarded I Lived on the Moon. Warmly praised by the press, already with comparisons to groups such as Sigur Ros, Explosions in the Sky and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this first opus allowed Kwoon to present themselves on stage, and to find their public already awaiting them beyond the frontiers of France. 3 years have passed, and the group has left the studio to defend their new tracks live. A tour of acoustic and electric dates will lead them to the stages of France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Greece. Rises of exhilarating intensity, where the solemnity of the cello flirts with the majestic flight of the guitars, all carried by a voice hushed and intimate… Kwoon’s second album, delicate and mature, was released with the first glimmer of winter, not surprising that its title evoked an era already past When the flowers were singing.

Founded in autumn 2004, Cecilia Eyes, composed of Christophe Thys (guitars), Xavier Waerenburgh (drums and keyboards), Pascal Thys (bass guitar), Michael Colart (guitars) and Gauthier Vilain (guitars & samples), is a subtle mixture of instrumental and dark music, with a taste for slow and noisy tunes… Listening to Cecilia Eyes, is above all being ready to penetrate the oneiric universe that it calls upon. Rather comparable universe, in its evolution and its emotions, to the one of Mono, Mogwai or Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Having itself gradually freed from its references, the group managed to give breadth to its instrumental music, which sometimes escapes from the rigid contours of post-rock and deals enough with the shoegazer scene of the Nineties (Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins,…), but with a sophisticated sound representative of the recent productions. It results in a majestic and mysterious unity, oscillating between melancholy and hope…A few months after the release of “Mountain tops are sometimes closer to the Moon”, Cecilia Eyes welcomed the guitarist Gauthier Vilain who will complete the line up by reinforcing the character of the band and bringing a more personal touch (vocals, samples,…).

After two years of composition, Cecilia Eyes records its new album “Here Dead We Lie” in winter 2009, in the studios of the label dEPOT214. This conceptual album creates its own post-romantic, dark and poetic universe, in the continuity of the previous one, with in backdrop the wounds caused during great world wars. Joel Grignard (Monsoon) is once again in charge of the coproduction while the mixing is entrusted to Rudy Coclet (Studios Caraïbes, Bxl). It will be out on April 16th, 2010…Very favorable reviews, an admission on the catalog of the “Program Rock” of the French community, and remarkable live shows at the sides of bands such as Apse, PGlost or A Silver Mount Zion and the Cranes, made Cecilia Eyes a reference of the Belgian post rock catalog.

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  1. can hardly wait for this show. both bands are AWESOME.

  2. razvanica

    yeap, same here, will be there

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