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ARTIST
TITLE
Lemon Moon
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
QA 007CD QA 007CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/10/2014

Following up to their much-applauded international debut Save the Youth (QA 001CD/LP), Denmark's answer to Warpaint, Giana Factory, return with their second album Lemon Moon. Fronted by Louise Foo (sister of Sharin of The Raveonettes) and flanked by Lisbet Fritze (who also plays guitar in the Trentemøller Band) and Sofie Johanne, Giana Factory specialize in a wonderful kind of iced pop, beautiful songwriting with a lot of depth, and DIY attitude punch. Take the throbbing synths, quivering guitars, and clipped, canned beats of the first single "Lemon Moon," and the deep but imminent pop feel of "I Live at Night," and "Walking Mirror" as prime examples. It's music that's given a human heartbeat by Louise's effortlessly expelled vocals which are downy-soft but harbor a cool confidence at their core. The record is produced by electronic music maverick Anders Trentemøller. It incorporates personal stories and musings on the interconnectivity of relationships between people and their relationship to the world. "Our intention with the new songs was to cut them to their bones by trusting the melodies, lyrics, and sounds enough to let the songs stand naked and uncontrolled." They likened Lemon Moon's creative process with building a screenplay, as new characters and storylines entered the picture until the final product materialized, exploring and playing with the concept of time and place, dream and reality. All this is reflected in the great artwork of Italian/American photographer Andrea Galvani, who , inspired by Giana Factory's music, extended his much-acclaimed picture series "Death of an Imagine" for his own version of Lemon Moon's sleeve design.