Can’t Get You Out of My Head
Collage by: Cristiana Bucureci
The independent label The Sound of Art to Come presents Romanian audio-visual artist Cristiana Bucureci’s debut EP, EROS. The album is produced in collaboration with the international producers: Transglobal Underground, Prince Fatty, and Marius Costache & Lil Obeah. This is a sound and vision art project of Lovers Rock/ Nü-Dub songs and the artwork is made by the artist itself.
The EROS album has been released at the indie label The Sound of Art to Come label from Bucharest, Romania, on which Cristiana Bucureci is a co-founder. She collaborated with great artists and musicians from Great Britain and Romania: Horseman aka Winston Williams on drums and percussion, Hamid Mantu & Tim Whelan, the main duo from the Transglobal Underground collective, on production and sounds, Leon Lotoțchi on Theremin, Prince Fatty on production with his crew of session musicians, and Marius Costache from Studio148 and Lil Obeah of the Sound of Art to Come on production and sounds.
Cristiana Bucureci pulls off a one-of-a-kind feat, making her indie dancefloor musical debut and continuing her collage artist career with a unique direction and concept around the juxtaposition between mythology, fashion, and sound therapy.
In Cristiana’s Universe, musicians Nouvelle Vague and Solange are juxtaposed with collage artists Hannah Höch and Linder Sterling. The artist explores the nuanced borders of Pop Art and Pop Culture with her vision. Cristiana has been an Art Director and visual artist for all of the label’s releases, with over 20 main covers for EP’s, LPs, and singles.
The album’s concept is developed around collage and dub music, Lovers Rock/ Nü-Dub, a sound with Caribbean influences, but retaining a Pan-European sonic palette and vision. The EP contains four versions of songs:
- Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head is completely re-worked as a downtempo song with dreamy vocals.
- Kraftwerk’s The Model, re-tweaked as electro-dub with new Romanian vocals (these are not the original lyrics translated, it is a brand new sarcastic love story about life in the Bucharest nightclubs).
- Implant Pentru Refuz’s În Interior, re-worked as a chanson with Italian baroque influences and Theremin.
- Kavinsky’s Nightcall, from the Drive soundtrack, resurrected as a slowed-down introvert cave-ballad, in the opposite direction from the dancefloor-filling melancholic French original.
EROS is an EP for music fans of Jane Birkin, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Nouvell Vague, Solange, Hollie Cook, Jain, and Carla Bruni, but not only.
Cristiana Bucureci created the collages that illustrate the EROS EP. The artist debuted with collage art in 2016, through the Loud Blood Youth series, in collaboration with a local electro-fusion band. Her collages are the passport to a futuristic-decorative dimension, being made in mixed techniques, both digital and cut & paste. The artist has exhibited in Tel Aviv, Romanian Design Week, Bucharest, Timisoara, Cluj, and Iasi.
EROS EP is produced by Transglobal Underground, Prince Fatty and Marius Costache & Lil Obeah with the contribution of artists and musicians Horseman alias Winston Williams, Hamid Mantu & Tim Whelan alias Transglobal Underground, Leon Lotoțchi. Special guests: Octavian Soviany on Interior. Mastered by Marius Costache at Studio148.
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