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Thursday, October 01, 2009  RssIcon

Here's a beautiful little tune that's also a bit mysterious and maybe even romantic. We shall explain:

There's a girl musician called Luna and a boy musician called Miras Manus. We don't know anything about Luna and only very little about Miras Manus: he's from Brittany and he has both a blog and a MySpace page. Both acts have featured on CQFD, the new bands community website run by leading French music/culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles. On Miras Manus' MySpace is a track called 'Quietly Burning', a rather glum bit of shoegazing indie. (His other tracks are electronic and more enjoyable.) So far so what, says you.

LunamiraWell, it seems that Luna and Miras Manus have joined forces and become Lunamira. We don't know if they've gone the whole hog and are actually doing kissing and holding and arguing about household cleaning yet. (They haven't: see Luna's comment below.) We haven't even found a picture of them, apart from their CQFD avatar (right). All we know is that they've recorded a track together - which happens to be a new version of 'Quietly Burning'.

And oh! The difference that Luna makes! Suddenly this dour, plodding demo becomes something dreamy and melodic and as romantic as its title. The drumming is tighter, the guitar chimes and a neat little bass riff comes in after around 45 seconds. The male voice (Miras Manus?) now sings like he's lifted up his head and seen the night sky for the first time. And a female voice (Luna?) joins him on the chorus, which now lifts off gently like a hot air balloon. The whole thing is understated and subtle, but very memorable indeed.

(If there isn't love happening, Lunamira, please excuse us for our overactive imagination.)

You can hear the excellent 'Quietly Burning' by Lunamira at their profile page on the CQFD site.

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2 comment(s) so far...


Re: Lunamira

c'est LUNA
merci à tous ceux qui viendront écouter notre musique
n'oubliez pas de laisser un com'
c'est tjrs émouvant et important
sachez que les images contenues dans l'article d'Aidan sont belles
mais ne correspondent absolument pas à la réalité de notre vécu personnel
ceci dans un souci d'honnêteté envers ceux qui nous apprécient


By LUNA on   Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Re: Lunamira

Luna, thanks for your comment. To translate: "Thanks to everyone who has listened to our music. Don't forget to leave a comment. It's always very moving and important. Please note that the images in Aidan's article are nice but don't correspond at all to the reality of our personal lives. This is in a wish for honesty to those who appreciate us."(I've edited my article: sorry for any personal embarrassment caused.)

By aidan on   Wednesday, October 07, 2009

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Aidan Curran, based in Paris, has been writing for CLUAS since 2004. More info about Aidan...

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