Bloem de Ligny
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Type of music generally:
Alternative pop with ectronic elements
Final release as Bloem de Ligny, Bloemleg (live double CD, 2001). She now plays under various different names for various projects. Current work (2014) is under the name, Bloom.
Bloem de Ligny has been around for a couple of years now even though she's only 20 years old. I saw her on tv once, and she was funny and very nervous and above all very original. At that time she was only thinking of maybe recording an album, but there were no definite plans yet, and I sort of forgot about her. But she released her first cd in 1998, called Zink. Musically she is very original; she reminds me a bit of Anja Garbarek but her music is more melodic and less patchy, though there are funny sounds and instruments all over (a clavinet for example). Her singing is original too, though her voice and her style remind me very much of Björk in some places. Her name Bloem means 'flower' by the way. (c. 1998, Marion)
Recommended first album:
Widely available in the Netherlands (Europe)
Bloem de Ligny—vocals, keyboards, guitar, dirty organ, dictasamps, organ
Pete Briquette—bass, keyboards
The first impression is Björk gone berserk, but after listening to the album some more I find it's very varied. A couple of songs are quiet, just Bloem and her acoustic guitar, but most feature sounds and noises and funny instruments (like a clavinet). The album was produced by Pete Briquette (of Tricky fame), but it's not dance music or trip hop. It's just original. Her music is mostly melodic. Her singing is original too, though her voice and her style remind me of Björk very much. After a while her voice begins to stand out more on its own though. Some songs ("Pirates") are so childlike cheerful you just have to smile at her, she makes me think of Pippi Longstocking. :-) But other songs are almost scary (like "Amberine"). My favourite tracks so far are the opening track "Blue Nix" (with the clavinet) and "Capsule". (Marion)
Thanks to Marion Kippers for work on this entry.
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