Fiona Soe Paing
Alien Lullabies Album/DVD release
Pre-order the Alien Lullabies soundtrack album and bonus DVD of animations from the performance, plus exclusive offers!
At last – it’s here! Over the past ten years (wow is it really ten years?) animation artist extraordinaire, Zennor Alexander, and myself have been evolving our electronic music/vocals/animation project Alien Lullabies, which in 2015 had amazing audience feedback and reviews from the shows in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including a 4 Stars Review in The Scotsman “Unutterably cool, darkly alluring, fascinatingly inventive.”
We’re now very proud to say that the album is finally ready for release, along with a bonus DVD of Zennor’s animations . We’d love to share the journey with you, and hope that you’ll be able to come with us for the ride on the Roller Ghoster! We’re very grateful to have received Creative Scotland support for part-funding the project, but we still need your help for the final stages in making this become a reality. Your pledges will go towards the design, production and manufacture of the physical copies of the CD+DVD release. Thanks in advance. Fi and Z.
Fiona Soe Paing is a Scottish/Burmese producer and vocalist working in experimental electronic music, building on traditional song structures to create mesmerising and seductive soundscapes
Wonderful, unsettling and incredibly seductive stuff” Andrew Dubber, Bandcamp.
Fusing sparse electronic arrangements with vocals in a combination of Burmese, English and purely abstract improvisations, Fiona creates a unique and compelling sound that has grabbed the attention of some of the pioneers in electronica and world music…the late Charlie Gillett, the BBC world music guru, discovered an early home demo on Myspace, and included the track on one of his “Sound of the World” series compilations on Warner Music. After a five year gap, the debut EP on Black Lantern music, “Tower of Babel” was rated with Four Stars from The Skinny magazine, and attracted a tweet of approval from Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode:
Very, very cool!” (Vince Clarke)
In June 2015 The single Heartbeat was released, a slinky head-nodding groove with a jaw-droppingly unsettling video by animator Zennor Alezander, and featured as track of the day on XSNoize Blog.
“a wonderful, wonderful thing…. electronic music as it should be,” (David McElroy, XS Noize)
For live shows, Fiona’s music and vocals performance are combined with Zennor’s surreal 3D animations, creating a spell-binding live gig/cinema hybrid. In 2015, the show ‘Alien Lullabies” was selected by Creative Scotland for their curated programne in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and gained a Four Stars rating from The Scotsman’s David Kettle.
Unutterably cool, darkly alluring…. fascinatingly inventive” (David Kettle, Scotsman)
In 2015 Fiona was selected to work with Brit Award winner, singer/songwriter Beth Orton, on the Brighter Sound Manchester “Creative directors” residency, along with 12 other female musicians from across the UK. Fiona has just finished a UK tour, supporting the electronica artist Ruby (Lesley Rankine) .
Past gigs include:
Glasgow Festival of Visual Art, Glasgow CCA, Ladyfest Glasgow
Sound Festival Aberdeen
Cineworld – Aberdeen International Film Festival, Music Tech Fest London
Neu! Reekie Stonhaven, Wide Days Convention.
Airplay has included Maryanne Hobbs on Radio One, BBC World Service, Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Vic Galloway on Radio Scotland.