Lyenn

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Lyenn - Alternative Live Act in Brussel

Lyenn Short Info

Lyenn produces melodious sounds, ranging from angelic, soft whispers to piercing, tortured screams. His vocals penetrate deep layers of emotion and create an intense, chilling experience for his audience. Lyenn’s music grazes the soul, using a wide variety of instruments sparingly and soberly.

There has been quite some time between Lyenn’s debute album ‘The Jollity of My Boon Companian’ in 2009 and his new record coming up beginning 2016. A lack of time and constraints due to some major events in his personal life that also find an echo in his songs, were the cause of this. In the meantime Fred Lyenn Jacques has toured the world extensively as bass player in Mark Lanegan’s band. Together with Bert Dockx and Steven Cassiers he forms the amazing jazzrock trio Dans Dans, no doubt one of the most exciting Belgian live acts.

In 2011 the 12” Vowels Made First was released as a prelude of the forthcoming album. Yet again a little masterpiece that strikes down in Lyenn’s peculiar world of sounds where he invites special guests as Shazad Ismaily, Marc Ribot and Joel Hamilton.

The new album was recorded in Iceland, the perfect canvas for this fragile music. For this he collaborated with Mum’s cellist Gyda Valtisdoter and drummer Julian Sartorius. Lyenn’s music sounds pure and honest. Lucid tones are held together by a sparse use of instruments. The songs were undressed and embedded in an intriguing universe of fascinating noises. The reach of Lyenn’s remarkable voice is very wide. It ranges between angelic whispers to intense daemonic shouts. Nothing is forced neither planned beforehand. Lyenn doesn’t like rehearsals. It’s all about spontaneity, freedom and improvisation. Everything is open all of time, but yet nothing is coincidental. Dans Dans is a dialogue between Fred and his fellow bandmates, during his live performances he opens the conversation with his audience. Two sets are never the same. All is instinctively depending on the place, time and the interaction with his audience. The perfect circumstantial situation to listen to this album would be: in the dark, playing it loud through headphones. The listener must make an effort to step into the moment: A powerful confrontation that carries you away in the melancholic settlement of a film noir.

Lyenn produces melodious sounds, ranging from angelic, soft whispers to piercing, tortured screams. His vocals penetrate deep layers of emotion and create an intense, chilling experience for his audience. Lyenn’s music grazes the soul, using a wide variety of instruments sparingly and soberly.

There has been quite some time between Lyenn’s debute album ‘The Jollity of My Boon Companian’ in 2009 and his new record coming up beginning 2016. A lack of time and constraints due to some major events in his personal life that also find an echo in his songs, were the cause of this. In the meantime Fred Lyenn Jacques has toured the world extensive...

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Past Gigs Lyenn

  • 09 | 2016 Antwerpen, BE De Roma
  • 07 | 2016 Gent, BE Gent Jazz Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Charleroi, BE L' Eden
  • 05 | 2016 St. Gallen, CH Palace ( + MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Prague, CZ Lucerna Music Bar (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Gent, BE Theaterzaal Vooruit (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Gent, BE Theaterzaal Vooruit (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Utrecht, NE Tivoli Hertz (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Tilburg, NE 013 (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 London, UK Union Chapel (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Birmingham, UK Glee Club (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Leeds, UK City Varieties (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 05 | 2016 Brussel, BE Botanique (Album Release)
  • 04 | 2016 Brighton, UK St George's Church (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 04 | 2016 Bristol, UK St George's (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 04 | 2016 Aberdeen, UK Lemon Tree (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 04 | 2016 Glasgow, UK ABC (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 04 | 2016 York, UK Opera House (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 04 | 2016 Manchester, UK Cathedral (+ MARK LANEGAN)
  • 03 | 2016 Antwerpen, BE Theater Zuidpool
  • 03 | 2016 Brussel, BE Botanique

Discography Lyenn

  • 2016 Slow Healer Album | V2 Records
  • 2011 Vowels Fade First EP | Munich Records
  • 2009 The Jollity of my Boon Companion Album | Near Gale Records

Media

  • Video Lyenn - Fading (Official Vi...

Origin

  • Brussel BE

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Fred Jacques Guitar - Vocals

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