There Is No One Else When I Lay Down And Dream
This is the debut solo album by French vocalist/electronic artist Ninca Leece. She has played clubs and festivals all over the world, written soundtracks and collaborated with fellow musicians, going the distance to bring her very own interpretation of contemporary pop électronique to the people. Musically socialized through early New Order and My Bloody Valentine, she conjures up immortal melodies out of experimental electronic dance, aided by her music equipment pool. She flirts dreamily with (minimal) house, glitch and synth-pop, mixing the whole thing up with a sprinkling of noise, analog instruments and field recordings. She modestly describes her first album as "a collection of my experiments in sound and emotions -- lots of funny little things, broken-hearted sounds and melodies. It's about glitchiness, quirkiness, sexiness." Just listen to her version of The Cure's "Lovesong!" Leece spent her youth in Rennes, France, before moving to Holland. In Rotterdam, she studied music production and vocals. Since then, she has toured the globe as a musician, composer, singer and producer, resolutely defending her musical independence. She writes her own material, plays, records, arranges and produces her songs herself. That's her up on stage on her own as well -- performing with breathtaking elegance. Her shows are often accompanied by striking visuals, created for her by video artists. Ninca usually sings in English, returning to her native tongue on occasion, or even mixing the two from time to time. Deep, throbbing beats supporting delicately-crafted, abstract electronics with a ribbon of finger-snapping, lady-like electro-pop.