Elizabete Balčus

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Elizabete Balčus Short Info

Elizabete Balčus is a Latvian musician and actress who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. She works with a strong visual aesthetic that draws upon modern surrealism, contemporary fashion and geometric imagery.

Her new album "Conarium" is like a eulogy for the subconsciousness; it searches into the deepest depths. The spirit of the album is weirdly theatrical, welding together free-jazz flute improvisations, unearthly voice, electronic beats, ancient sounds, elements of chamber music and magical secret glitches. One of the instruments she plays is a synthesizer which enables her to play fruit and vegetables as instruments. Live performances engage the audience with a psychedelic and theatrical situation that is as befuddling as it is mesmerizing.

“She frequently employs her voice as another instrument with its whoops, shrieks and groans giving the impression of a ghostly opera singer, while at other times creating an eerie choir by multi tracking her vocals. Overall the album is a hazy, dreamy sonic delight (with just enough surprises) which leaves the listener in a blissed out trance like state, somewhere between the waking and sleeping as the album title suggests.” *// Album review by Dave Hammond, *Sounds Magazine**

“Cocteau Twins meets Bjork. Great arrangement and gorgeous vocals (song “The Hanging Garden”)” Vehlinggo.com

“...Her electro-pop inclinations often hardwired and intensive, with the flute improvisations of “Behind the Castle” mixing with a beat that could match Portishead’s “Machine Gun” if it wanted to. These kind of moments show Balčus sowing together total opposites, putting herself in untenable positions -- free jazz jams and stringent rhythmic policies -- in the name of a very particular kind of pop music. It’s a fantastic, weird record, possibly unlike anything you’ve heard. A triumph of fanfare and fury with a patchwork discipline (album “Conarium”)” NormanRecords.com

Elizabete Balčus is a Latvian musician and actress who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. She works with a strong visual aesthetic that draws upon modern surrealism, contemporary fashion and geometric imagery.

Her new album "Conarium" is like a eulogy for the subconsciousness; it searches into the deepest depths. The spirit of the album is weirdly theatrical, welding together free-jazz flute improvisations, unearthly voice, electronic beats, ancient sounds, elements of chamber music and magical secret glitches. One of the instruments she plays ...

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Past Gigs Elizabete Balčus

  • 05 | 2017 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
  • 05 | 2017 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
  • 04 | 2017 Maastricht, NL Mandril
  • 04 | 2017 Nijmegen, NL Extrapool
  • 04 | 2017 Amsterdam, NL De Neiuwe Anita
  • 04 | 2017 London, UK Balzambārs
  • 04 | 2017 Birmingham, UK Centrala
  • 04 | 2017 South-end-on-Sea, UK The Railway Hotel
  • 04 | 2017 Cologne, GER Kulturcafe Lichtung
  • 03 | 2017 Madona, LV Madonas kulūras nams
  • 03 | 2017 Riga, LV Eju Meklet festival
  • 02 | 2017 Priekuli, LV Priekuļu kultūras nams
  • 02 | 2017 Riga, LV Nabaklab
  • 02 | 2017 Valmiera, LV Tautas Harmonijas centrs
  • 02 | 2017 Jelgava, LV Melno Cepurīšu balerija
  • 02 | 2017 Ogre, LV Ogres Vēstures un Mākslas muzejs
  • 01 | 2017 Riga, LV Depo
  • 12 | 2016 Riga, LV Kaņepes Kultūras centrs
  • 11 | 2016 Riga, LV Chomsky
  • 10 | 2016 Riga, LV 3 MĀSAS
  • 10 | 2016 Ziemeri, LV Ziemeru muiža
  • 09 | 2016 Riga, LV BLANC@Riga Small Guild
  • 09 | 2016 Riga, LV Hagenskalna komuna
  • 05 | 2016 Riga, LV Autentika B2
  • 05 | 2016 Riga, LV ES māja
  • 04 | 2016 Riga, LV Omas briljanta istaba
  • 04 | 2016 Riga, LV Hagenskalna komuna
  • 11 | 2015 Vilnius, LT Vilnius Music Week
  • 02 | 2014 Rome, IT That's all folks session@2periodicio
  • 12 | 2013 Berlin, GER Federal Ministry of Finance,So klingt Europa: Lettland
  • 08 | 2013 Ratnieki, LV Laba daba
  • 07 | 2013 Salacgriva, LV Positivus festival

Discography Elizabete Balčus

  • 2016 Conarium Album | Liminal Noise
  • 2011 Wooden Horse EP |

Media

  • Video ELIZABETE BALČUS : tourist
  • Video ELIZABETE BALČUS : dusk & r...
  • Sound The Hanging Garden
  • Sound behind the castle

Fan Radar

1,163 Fans
29,237 Views
18,425 Plays
715 Follower

Origin

  • Riga LV

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Elizabete Balcus flute, voice, electronics, keyboard, (visuals)

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