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by Chimes & Bells
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MP3 Courtesy of Minty Fresh Records
Chimes & Bells is the brainchild of 26 year old Danish singer and cellist Caecilie Trier.The classically trained multi-instrumentalist has long been a major part of the Copenhagen indie scene, performing with several renowned bands including the highly acclaimed Choir Of Young Believers. However, with Chimes & Bells, she submerges into her own songwriting for the first time. Formed in 2008, Chimes & Bells was quickly signed to local Copenhagen indie label Tigerspring and the debut EP “Into Pieces Of Wood” was released today on Minty Fresh.
The music of Chimes & Bells defies formal genre definitions, but contains elements of noise rock, art pop, shoegazer and r&b. On “Into Pieces Of Wood” slow, brooding and circular song structures are seamlessly intertwined with dark, gleaming “diamond-in-the-rough” pop melodies and climatic explosions of melodic noise rock.
Caecilie’s deep, booming, soulful voice almost a force of nature in itself – combined with the shuffling, gritty and organic groove of the band, creates a hauntingly beautiful and highly alluring soundscape, centered around layered vocal harmonies, cello, organ, guitar, bass and drums. While “Into Pieces Of Wood” focused on arrangements and melodies growing out of a single note from a cello or keyboard, resulting in a hypnotic, almost meditative style, new and upcoming material embraces pop structures and catchy melodies to a new degree, and introduces elements of roots r&b and a ramshackle, almost bluesy minimalism.
Caecilie will be performing with Choir Of Young Believers on their U.S. tour that kicks off October 18th in Seattle and ends in Chicago on October 26th. If you would like to set up an interview or attend the show please contact me.