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LIVmassive Feat. Hessian Renegade – ‘Erocean’ Ep & Cinematic Video Review.
VIOLIST ‘LIVMASSIVE’ AND RAP DUO ‘HESSIAN RENEGADE’ CREATE A NOVEL BLEND OF CLASSICAL, ELECTRONIC AND RAP THROUGH INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION MEANS TO TELL A STORY ABOUT CHANGE.
Classically trained, Rachael Olivia Black aka LivMassive entered boldly with a innovative project which was released on the 20th of last month that features a distinctive blend of genre integration in fluid cohesion with visual cinematic finesse. LIV locks into creative collaboration with Scottish, Rap/Rave duo, Hessian Renegade to produce a compelling 4-track EP titled ‘Erocean’ which is complimented by a 15 minute cinematic music video shot in-house, and on location at Loch Lomond.
Rachael’s project was born from a master’s degree and received a distinction at the ‘Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance’ in London, her eclectic taste in music encompassing country to classical and hip-hop to metal, influences her composition style and enhances her versatility as a musician. She has composed several specially commissioned works and similarly had several works written for her by contemporary composers.
Last month Liv & Hessian released the first single extracted from the Ep titled ‘Locker’, a beautifully haunting track which was created entirely from viola rhythms that were built by tapping the instrument in different positions while plucks and experimental playing styles fleshed out in conjunction with the subtle ambient electronic elements. This project’s creative vision is to unify musical diversity and present it in a unique and striking way.
Technically, both musically and visually ‘Erocean’ comes across as brave and courageous, much thought and effort has gone into the EPs creation and the fusion of complex musical styles has been superbly executed. The visual narrative is incredibly compelling and stirs emotion where both, Rachel and lead vocalist from Hessian, Conor Moore perfectly complements each other’s aesthetic and vocal interactions. Both in the musical and visual sense there exists an alchemy of traditional and contemporary styles, combined with a captivating poetic sensibility.
Take in Erocean’s extremely special cinematic atmosphere on the following link below. The four tracks are combined into this 15 minute sequence, beginning with atmospheric lighting that highlights the beautiful contours of Rachel’s delicate face, as she stands by the Lough Lomond’s water’s edge in a long black billowing dress, radiating a lingering and hauntingly beautiful siren call through the bow of her deeply resonating viola. The way the narrative unfolds is both surprising and gripping.
In many senses, I am still discovering myself through the complex tapestry in which life continues to weave, gaining unique physical experience in order to aid the progression of my precious spirit, this will continue for the rest of my fated days and my understanding of who I am shall be determined through how I learn to react, act and adapt towards the circumstances I face. I do sincerely hope the span of this life is enough to fully come to terms with the potential of my unique existence, through deep-rooted understanding, compassion, and love, and that I may fully acknowledge the absolute full potential of my existence through the network of others.
Thus far the core of my being has learned through unique experience and individual perspective that I am most certainly a creative soul who takes solace in the truth & liberty of artistic expression. Freedom lays behind the eyes within the evocative realm of one's imagination, transforming originality through individual perspective, this is when my art becomes yours. Inspiring, motivating different modes of expression to overall influence and shape a better world, to help elevate to a higher consciousness. We are part of the great web of life and in this way each and every one of us are interconnected, to create a major shift in consciousness. We must wholeheartedly start to believe in what can be created for the greater good of this world, in my view it is most certainly the power of thought and intention which connect us, no matter how near or how far.
Being understood has always been of paramount importance to me, self-expression is something I have been aware of from a very young age. From my point of view, artistic expression has always been the most liberating and uniting mode. When I am not caught up in life's cogs I love to write poetry, short stories, and shoot photographs. I adore and feed off music, so I highly enjoy capturing the live music scene in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. I also enjoy writing for Uk Entertainments website, Louder than War, as well as run my own music blog www.Revel Rousers.org, Amalgamating my love of music, writing, as well as photographic expression (Music, Landscape, Street, Wedding), which gives me a great sense of creative release, therefore forging a strong sense of purpose in the way of documenting life's remarkable moments.
I find working with creatives within the music industry is wholly inspiring even though at times it can be quite challenging, after all, the greatest realizations and lessons learned are born out of challenges. I figured, seeing as I have a platform for my music reviews, interviews and photography I thought it would be time to create a platform for my creative writing and poetry.....It takes courage to expose oneself through the intimacy of poetry, However, that is how we truly unite and grow in compassion and understanding of each other's true essence.
I am a deep thinker, I understand the power of words and their meanings. I also understand how empowering artistic expression can be. There is a raw truth buried within each original idea combined with a power to help change the world. Artistic expression is forever transforming through interpretation, that is what I mean when I say "When My Art Becomes Yours"
My philosophy is to understand more, in order to love more.......
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