Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Liu Bei - New Waves

Gorgeously cinematic and expansive, Infatuation, the debut track from Liu Bei (pronounced Lou Bay) is pretty much all we want from music. It’s a slightly out of focus reverb washed tune that deals with the dark obsessiveness of love, that from its opening twinkles to its dying breath of sombre drum sounds is very special indeed.  “You’re in my heart, you’re in my lungs,” lead vocalist Richard sings and the music does something similar, grabbing something deep inside, pulling hard and then setting flight.  If somebody told us it had been recorded in a church or the great hall of an abandoned stone castle we wouldn’t be surprised at all. 

With an already successful career writing music for TV shows and ads, and having spent a number of years playing acoustic solo songs Richard started Liu Bei as a new project and named it after an eight feet tall Chinese warlord. Eight feet tall sounds positively short compared to Infatuation; this song takes us to the balconies and belfries. Stunning. We can’t wait to hear more.

Infatuation was recorded and mixed by James Kenosha (Pulled Apart By Horses, Rhodes, Dancing Years) and will be released on the 7 July through paradYse/Transgressive Records.

Liu Bei - Infatuation

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