First impression from listening to the opening track, Ophelia, is that this is amazingly delicious, dreamy, and, at the same time, dark. So, what makes this 9 track CDEP so good?? The music has that perfect feel of the sound on the The Cure’s Faith CD (1981) without being too low-key and gray. The band’s sound, with the soothing voice of Fuchsia, adds in elements of Love Spirals Downward, Mephisto Walz, and My Bloody Valentine without being so overpowering in a full wall of noise.
Bella Lune is so good they really deserve their own genre name: Comforting Darkwave.
The Ophelia EP contains several mixes of the title track, each with its own mood. The Ask For Joy mix of Ophelia makes this whole Ep worth getting, but really, if you haven’t heard this band, all of the tracks, remixes from previous releases, get impressively better after each listen. Track 3, Blissful Escape, and track 9, Underwater, and track 6, Silent and Still, are all remixes from the 2008 CD titled Abstracted Visions. This and The Other, Ophelia, and The Dolly Pop Song, which brings to mind the erotic styling of the Lords of Acid, are from Synesthesia, Bella Lune’s 2010 CD. Also included on this EP is Dead Souls – a Joy Division cover.
To say we love Ophelia is an understatement.
Your halo sinking with your heart again. I hear you calling and I feel it even more.
Bella Lune are:
Fuchsia – Vocals, Guitar
Kal3id – Guitar, Synth
Hurley – Synth
R. Duke -Drums
Beeka – Violin
Jeremy – Guitar