Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
+ James Heather
LONDON Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Road
After touring the world with Nouvelle Vague, songwriter/producer Julian Decoret dedicated heart, soul and keyboards to Joon Moon, playing their first-ever UK show, with Raphael Chassin on drums and the trio filled out by the extraordinary voice of Krystle Warren, who’s worked with everyone from Rufus Wainwright to Hercules & Love Affair.
Of their 2015 EP release Chess, Culture Fly said 'Chess is an understated yet soulful record that boasts seductive melodies and heartfelt lyrics. Its only downfall is that there isn’t more of it… Effortlessly emphatic and cruelly seductive'.
Supporting Joon Moon is James Heather, who recently released his new album Stories from Far Away on Piano to critical acclaim. It was Disc of the Day on theartsdesk, who reviewed it as 'the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter, Joep Beving, Nils Frahm and Jóhann Jóhannsson are offering rich, mostly keyboard-led sounds, carefully, unobtrusively painted with 21st-century electronic technology. James Heather's debut album quietly announces him as a new contender in this world, a possible future heavyweight' whereas Mojo said that it 'shimmers on the cusp of emotive melody and ambience' and Loud and Quiet finds it has 'incredibly emotive pieces. A tender, touching album'.
While getting lost in how beautiful the sounds are to your ears, one can’t ignore the story arc of going from hope to fragility via the love we all seek. Krystle’s vocal work is so strong that you can truly feel the story in your core which is not something just any song can do
...care and attention to the collective package leaves you with a sharply satisfying listening experience