Cuir Bleu | Slip Away - EP

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Slip Away - EP

by Cuir Bleu

Cuir Bleu's debut release, Slip Away blends rich rock-influenced vocals with techno-laced dance beats, synthesizer, loops and electric guitar. Not your everyday electronica, this is Electronic Rock - with a spanking good beat.
Genre: Electronic: Pop Crossover
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1. Slip Away [Remix]
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2. Take a Picture
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3. I'm Your Lover
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4. Falling Through Mirrors
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5. Slip Away
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6. Marquée [2ème partie]
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oakland-based Electronic Rock band Cuir Bleu (pronounced "kwi'r blue") was formed in August of 2001 by Kalib DuArte and Pixie Bleu to showcase Pixie's songwriting and enticing vocals against Kalib's electronic compositions. With a fetish flair and a positive attitude, Cuir Bleu's music is in a genre all its own: a solid high-energy blend of 80's Techno-pop, 90's Electronica and EBM/Industrial that the band calls "Electronic Rock with a spanking good beat"! Fans have compared Cuir Bleu to Berlin, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Ladytron, Curve and Fischerspooner.

THE RECORD: A project 2 years in the making, Cuir Bleu's debut EP "Slip Away" blends rich rock-influenced vocals with techno-laced dance beats, synthesizer, loops and electric guitar. The tracks range from techno-industrial/dance flavor ("Slip Away Remix", "Falling Through Mirrors") and electronic rock ("Take a Picture", "Slip Away Stage Mix"), to sensuous and tantalizing ("I'm Your Lover" & "Branded Part 2"). The songs are evocative, showcasing the band's solid songwriting and sense of fun.

PRODUCTION: Mixing engineer and electronic musician Bobby Cochran (Hands Upon Black Earth) took the reins on preliminary production for this record, bringing the songs from the band's self-produced demo state to a clean, more professional sound and re-mixing the title track. Digital mastering was done in Emeryville at Trancefusion Music by Eric Reynolds, who enhanced the songs, bringing out their unique flavor and creating an auditory treat.

PLAYING LIVE: Cuir Bleu gives a driving, high-energy live show with sexy go-go dancers added to the mix of live keyboards, programmed electronica and Pixie's soulful vocals. The band has played venues primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Club Shadowplay at the Stud, San Francisco LGBT Pride (2004) and the Folsom Street Fair (2003 & 2005). They have headlined at Club Revolution (Waves Saloon) in San Jose. Cuir Bleu has appeared with renowned performance artist Frank Moore and his Cherotic All-Star Band on Frank's internet and radio simulcast program The Shaman's Den and Berkeley Public Access TV. The band's radio debut was with San Jose DJ, "The Batt", at station KSJS. Cuir Bleu's music and an interview were featured during The Batt's world-record breaking on-air event in September of 2001.

MORE INFO: Be sure to check out the band's official website, including their newsletter and FREE audio and video downloads at www.cuirbleu.com! Cuir Bleu can also be found on Tribe.com (http://tribes.tribe.net/cuirbleu). Check it out!


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Anita Ann Draughon

Female artist is quite good-reminds me of New Wave
I have enjoyed your CDs. Your music is very upbeat. I enjoyed your Spanish twist on one. You are very talented. Some of your music reminds me of new wave - you have a lot of energy in your style. When you give a Spanish touch which, I don't know if you're trying, I enjoy more. Your female artist is quite good. She follows the rhythm but keeps out in front. I enjoyed that. She seems to not let the style of music played interfere with her clarity. I write songs and sing myself but I'm not in her league. She pronounces her words well, and keeps her sounds inviting.

John Martin

Really great - I gave a great review to “Falling Through Mirrors”.
I listened to the tracks on your website and I really thought they were great. I was on the Record Research site (musicresearch.com) when I discovered you guys and I of course gave a great review to “Falling Through Mirrors”. There is a purity to your sound that I haven’t heard since the early 90s. Pixie has a great voice to compliment the dark romantic melodies in the tracks...

Cindi

Enjoyed it thoroughly - easy for me to relate to
I have played your CD several times over the past few days and have enjoyed it thoroughly! Pixie, you and Kalib have a very good thing going on and I'm really happy to have had the chance to listen to and appreciate your music! I especially enjoy I'M YOUR LOVER, with the sounds of the violin, which is my favorite instrument. Your lyrics in all of the songs are easy for me to relate to and the music has a beat that moves me!

Alex Meland

One of those rare albums... this EP has it all!
At first listen to Cuir Bleu’s debut EP “Slip Away”, a Tranced Eurythmics/Tech Rock sensibility is apparent. On the second listen, the ears warm up and tune in to the melodic layers within each intricate track of this album. After allowing yourself to flow within Cuir Bleu’s wavelength, all the intricacies and layers of this album flood the senses in a sonic wake. It’s one of those rare albums that bestow uniqueness with each listen. Lead singer Pixie possesses great range with soulfully rich vocals. Pixie is a perfect complement to Cuir Bleu’s talented keyboardist Kalib. From emotionally driven tech rock songs to drum and bass rhythmic, trance-influenced tracks, this EP has it all; remarkably through only 6 songs. Dynamic and atmospheric, Cuir Bleu runs the trance/tech rock gamut.

Zastrozzi

An excellent work
This is a seamless work of extraordinary complexity. Cheers to Kalib for his lush arrangements and to Pixie for a voice that truly haunts. I haven't been able to put this CD away since I first started listening to it three days ago.