Silent Diane, Missions
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
This event is 21 and over
Austin based pop artist Lou Rebecca makes a captivating debut with her stellar self-titled 12” EP. Born and raised in Paris, Lou’s music is delicately delivered in both English and her native French with a natural grace and unmistakable charm. Lou’s approach to songwriting and performance is riveting from start to finish and has been a huge presence in the dense local synth scene for several years. Now her unique brand of electronic pop has officially arrived, polished and teeming with personality. Lou Rebecca has mastered the art of sophistication in pop music. With a background in piano and guitar, Lou not only writes her own songs and performs many of the instruments on her record, she also takes full control of every aspect of her persona including choreography and directing her own music videos. As her EP ranges from dance anthems to tender ballads, Lou continues to maintain a sense of genuine aesthetic. Rebecca is well versed in the complex history of pop music and thus has a timeless quality to her work. With her soft and charismatic voice, Lou’s songs are instantly endearing and go beyond the basic tropes of the archetypical pop crooner.
“If You Can” is an intoxicatingly catchy song, revealing Lou’s flirtatious side while flaunting her smooth analog synth work. Lou occupies the point of harmony between accessibility and technique, meticulously designing each piece with a unique emotional and conceptual palate. The first single “Fantôme” is wistful and cinematic, emphasizing dreamy melodies that subconsciously linger and echo long after the initial listen. Rebecca’s self-titled EP insists on multiple revisits, making it a remarkably immersive and compelling introduction to Lou as an artist. Elegantly announcing her arrival, Lou Rebecca truly explodes onto the radar of the music world. Lou’s ep foreshadows a brilliant future of inspiring music from this budding talent.
Silent Diane is the collaborative project of Christine Aprile and Jose Cota of Boan and Ssleeperhold. Inspired by techno shamanism and dreamscapes, Silent Diane experiments with genre and formula, blending the boundaries between a canon of musical and sonic influences. Elements of minimal synth, italo, techno, house, ambient, and pop can be heard from song to song. The soaring vocal prowess and song writing of Christine Aprile are the consistent force, creating an alchemy of pop sensibility and underground electronic music. Since forming in 2009, Silent Diane has shared the stage with Neon Indian on a national tour, played the PS1’s Warm-up series with James Holden, opened for the Animal Collective member Panda Bear, and have graced the stage at SXSW. In 2011 the “Capella/Lights On” 7-inch was released with NYC based label, True Panther. Silent Diane is back from a spiritual hiatus with plenty of new music and performances on the horizon.
Missions is the solo effort of Josh Mills from projects such as Lou Rebecca & Silk Rodeo. One man, a vocoder and a barrage of synthesizers make up the dark electronic onslaught of sound. Missions plays with tempos both fast and slow as well as themes both light and dark to create atmospheric soundtracks for the dance floor. Active in Austin, TX since 2009, Missions recently relocated to Los Angeles to prepare a full-length for Holodeck records that will see release in the second half of 2018 on vinyl, cassette and digital download. Missions has played with the likes of Junior Boys, Matthew Dear, John Maus, Nite Jewel, Clock DVA, Kontravoid, Alex Cameron, Cut/Copy, Sleigh Bells, Twisted Wires, Silver Apples, Chelsea Wolfe, Maria Minerva, Sleep Over, Body of Light and Indian Jewelry.