Hugely provocative, the sort of escapism that removes you from your now & forcibly places you in some other. A world of imaginative & considerate thinking.
Xi Lyu is the driving force behind Black Jasmine. Her music is influenced by her Chinese heritage & her love of Western Opera. A unique fusion of cultures.
This is high powered, highly passionate, ever inspiring music, with every possible flavour thrown in at various moments to continuously spice things up.
I love the feeling of truth & simplicity one can find into the percussive dimension… Simple moves, pure sounds, and a limitless field of possibilities…
There are distinct stories being told by these compositions. The tracks progress as a film would; the gentle & the intense, the highs & the lows.
The creativity appears as impulsive, free from the constraints of genre, and most definitely driven by a passion for the strange & the unpredictable.
The project is a work of art, a solid & seductive collection of jazz soaked soul & funk, with dashes of real life creativity to fly the ambiance high.
The indescribable splendor of a musical master; always at peace, yet always at work. Always in tune with his values and the world around…