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Spellbinding return of Belgium’s Orphan Fairytale with a new chapter of surreal “ambient” compositions induced by lockdown’s slow burning cabin fever
‘Titania Moon’ allows four glimpses of Eva Van Deuren’s wyrdly enchanted inner life issued in parallel to her side of harp music for the excellent Kraak Records. She conjures sprawling back-of-eyelid vistas with a warbly BoC-like wow and flutter and worldly, folksy elegance in ‘Boerzoem’, and a delectable piece of lysergic magick recalling Teresa Winter visions with the feely synth fronds of ‘Octopus in Orbit’. Again her sorcery works best given time to settle in as the 11 mins of floating synth phantasms and plasmic vox unfold in ‘brieno dodoens’, and her iridescent vignette ‘Luminous Creatures’ threads the finest line of sinister whimsy recalling Ectoplasm Girls and Elodie.
“First first-length release in eight years by the leading lady of sadtronics, psychedelic harmonies and blurred-out therapy tunes! The glass is never half empty and it’s overflowing right now. Eva Van Deuren scrubbed away her past with a neon pink sponge to create a hyperreal album of old-skool fairytale sadness for Ultra Eczema, and simultaneously a harp-based record for our pals at Kraak Records in Ghent. The covid-19 crisis seems to be the catalyst for an abundance of creative madness; deadbroke but ready to gogo. Titania mask replica!”