Past

Jessy Lanza

Grande Halle de la Villette,
Saturday 1st November 2014—2014-10-15 16:30

The wave of electronic R&B of the last couple of years can be broken down into two main currents: those who are looking for those hipshaking hits (AlunaGeorge, Jacques Greene, and so on), and those, such as How To Dress Well, looking for something more ethereal and spectral. Jessy Lanza is part of the second movement. The ghostly-voiced Canadian girl has released a minimal first album, produced by flamboyant pop shaker Jeremy Greenspan from the Junior Boys. Purified instrumentals, discreet beats, and rarefied synths build up to subtle constructions of glacial grooves. Few first albums show such confidence, bolstered by a prestigious label, Hyperdub, of Kode9 and Burial fame. During her concerts, Jessy Lanza and her soft lilt have the power to stop time.