Silence Blossoms

Live Act Jazz Experimental Pop Improvisation
Silence Blossoms - Jazz Experimental Pop Improvisation Live Act in Manchester

Silence Blossoms Short Info

"haunted and corrupted modern folk laments, possessed of a gelid Baltic beauty" MOJO
Music Magazine (May 2014)

Silence Blossoms are one of those bands that make you rethink
what mu sic is. Sam Andreae (composition, tenor saxophone, voice, guitar, electr onics),
Gus Loxbo (double bass, guitar, voice, saw) and Hanna Olivegren (voice, synthesizer) met
when they were living in Stockho lm during 2010. Using poetry as a starting point for
their pie ces, the group incorporates text and melody into an improvised music setting,
keeping the sensibilities that make improvisation such an exciting format for expression
while introducing structure and familiar s hapes through the use of song, harmony and
melody. Andreae’s folkish compositions anchor the music and give the group space to
restlessly explore contrasting themes of darkness, light, aggression, fr agility, pain and
joy. Inspired in equal parts by free improvisers and song poets such as Leonard Cohen,
Bonnie “Prince” Billy , Evan Parker, Derek Bailey , David Sylvian and Otomo Yoshihide,
Silence Blossoms draw a line between these distinctly contrasting yet beautifully
complementary styles, crafting the poetry they use into haunting melodies and underpinning
their music with hypnotic and thoughtful improvisations.

Conventional themes of love and loss conveyed in an altogether unconventional way"
LondonJazz

"haunted and corrupted modern folk laments, possessed of a gelid Baltic beauty" MOJO
Music Magazine (May 2014)

Silence Blossoms are one of those bands that make you rethink
what mu sic is. Sam Andreae (composition, tenor saxophone, voice, guitar, electr onics),
Gus Loxbo (double bass, guitar, voice, saw) and Hanna Olivegren (voice, synthesizer) met
when they were living in Stockho lm during 2010. Using poetry as a starting point for
their pie ces, the group incorporates text and melody into an improvised music setting,
keeping the sensibilities that make improvisation such an exciting format for expression
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Past Gigs Silence Blossoms

  • 11 | 2014 Trondheim UPOP

Discography Silence Blossoms

  • 2014 Silence Blossoms Album | Efpi Records

Media

  • Video Lady White
  • Video Silence Blossoms - Dancer (...
  • Video Silence Blossoms - He (Live...
  • Sound Invisible Mender (SINGLE OU...
  • Sound Remembrance Of An Open Woun...

Origin

  • Manchester GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Sam Andreae composer, saxophone, electronics, voice
  • Hanna Olivegren Lead vocals, synths
  • Gus Loxbo Bass, guitar, electronics, other things, voice

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