Lorena B

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Lorena B
Lorena B Live at The Good Ship.jpg
Lorena B performing live at The Good Ship in London launching their 2011 UK Tour
Background information
Origin Jerusalem
Genres Electronica, Post-dubstep, Alternative Rock
Years active 2010–2012
Website lorena-b.com
Past members Adi Ulmansky
Yoav Sa'ar
Roi Avital

Lorena B was an Israeli electronic band, whose music is a fusion of soft Icelandic sounds and harsh electronica. Today Yoav and Roi are working with Johnny Sharoni on their new band "Garden city movement". Adi continued solo.

Biography[edit]

Lorena B combines vocals, electronic beats, and a unique sound. Since its inception, the band has created a live show with a variety of sounds, mixing rock and electronica. With the release of their self-produced debut album, "Siblings", Lorena B went on their first tour in the UK. Songs from the album were played on the Jarvis Cocker's[1] Sunday Service show on BBC Radio 6 Music, London's XFM, and on many blogs around the net. The first single, 'Swallow my Gum' released a music video that received media comment,[2] and has been played on MTV IL. Since the band's conception, Lorena B has cooperated with DJs, such as dubstep producer Borgore; they have also played as main support for the American rock trio Blonde Redhead[3][4] and for the Canadian Electro Duo Junior Boys.

Siblings[edit]

Lorena B's Debut Album "Siblings"

'Siblings' (Released 30 April 2011)[5] was self produced by the band in a process that took over a year. The album's personal and warm sound has been described as a rich and colourful musical experience, taking the listener seamlessly through different musical landscapes from delicate to violent emotions.[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Flamingo Pink" – 1:32
  2. "Intro" – 2:00
  3. "Swallow my Gum" – 5:01
  4. "Swallow my Gum 2" – 3:31
  5. "The Queen's Speech" – 1:28
  6. "I'm Not Intro Anything" – 4:19
  7. "Limbo Love" – 4:04
  8. "I am Something" – 3:33
  9. "Bonus Track" – 2:53

UK tour[edit]

During the last few days of the band's UK tour for their debut album, they've stumbled upon Jarvis Cocker in Central London, in a friendly encounter, they gave him a copy of their album, not knowing that he will play their track "Intro" on his radio show "Sunday Service" on BBC Radio 6 Music the following day.[7] Cocker introduced the song by amusingly mentioning that it's not the first track of the album.

EP[edit]

The self-titled EP was released in mid January 2012, "UR"[8] and "ReFeel" from the EP have premiered online and performed live on stage in late 2011 which made it clear that the musical direction has developed into a new electronic-based, Post-dubstep sound.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "UR" – 5:06
  2. "Jelly Pen For Jelly Words" – 3:22
  3. "Safe Steps" – 2:44
  4. "Waste" – 3:29
  5. "Golden Crown" – 2:34
  6. "Re-Feel" – 3:47
  7. "Waste (Chopped & Screwed)" – 4:54

Music videos[edit]

Lorena B is known for its emphasis on visual and experimental components associated with their musical productions.

Year Title Director
2011 "Swallow my Gum" Ido Shor[9]
2011 "I am Something" Pavel Bolo[10]
2011 "The Queen's Speech" Ori Sinai[11]
2011 "Swallow my Gum 2"[12][13] Ori Sinai[14]
2011 "UR" Ori Sinai[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia Penn (27 June 2011). "לורנה בי" נולדה מחדש אחרי שגם לה חתכו ["Lorena B" was reborn after that she cut] (in Hebrew). Haaretz. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Elkana Shore (21 August 2011). מעורב ירושלמי: על לורנה בי [Jerusalem mix: on Lorena B] (in Hebrew). NRG. Retrieved 21 August 2011.  'Swallow my Gum' Music Review.
  3. ^ לורנה בי מחממים את בלונד רדהד ומפנקים בשיר חדש ובלעדי [Lorena B heats Blonde Redhead and indulges in exclusive new song] (in Hebrew). City Mouse Online. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Shereen Levy (9 January 2011). צעקה 3 • איך היה בהופעה של בלונד רדהד? [Scream 3 • How was the performance by Blonde Redhead?] (in Hebrew). Nana10. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "'Siblings' Music Review". StoneyRoads. 12 May 2011. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Swallow my Gum". welikeit.indie. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service: Adam Curtis makes a welcome return". BBC. 22 May 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "UR in Cruel Rhythm". Cruel Rhythm. 16 August 2011. Archived from the original on 28 October 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Swallow my Gum (dir. Ido Shor)". YouTube. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "I am Something (dir. Pavel Bolo)". YouTube. 17 April 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "The Queen's Speech (dir. Ori Sinai)". YouTube. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  12. ^ "VIDEO: Lorena B – Swallow my Gum 2". God is in the TV Zine. 28 July 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 
  13. ^ קליפ: לורנה בי בולעת ת'מסטיק [Clip: Lorena B swallows gum] (in Hebrew). Ynet. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  14. ^ "Swallow my Gum 2 (dir. Ori Sinai)". YouTube. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  15. ^ "UR (dir. Ori Sinai)". YouTube. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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