Her X and the Wild Man
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Her X and the Wild Man

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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"Her X and the Wild Man's previously released: Dark Hum of the Butterfly is effortlessly appealing"

Audio-Lava's Dark Hum of the Butterfly is effortlessly appealing

By Ken Eisner, June 10, 2010

Audio-Lava
Dark Hum of the Butterfly (Independent)

Groove-minded electronica that rewards close attention, the music of Audio-Lava is the creation of singer-songwriters Lisa Butel and Brent Cross, who build intricate keyboard layers topped by Butel’s ethereal singing and Cross’s pungent, stabbing guitar. Also aboard are drummer Jenny Beech and bassist Lorri Dar, who sing backups and wrote the wah-wah–laden “Say You Love”.

Although its flow favours dreamy, white-curtain moods, the band’s second full-length is surprisingly varied, and songs have been constructed to underscore earthier ingredients, in
the folk-soul-dub vein of Zero Seven and Thievery Corporation.

Lo-fi effects drift through the mix, along with tasty samples new and old, with snippets of Son House’s “John the Revelator” highlighted on the standout “Hollow”. Trumpeter Cam Lockerbie jazzes up the slow-beat “Apple”, and pleasingly gruff MC E-spliff adds some laid-back flavour to the hypnotically building “Beauty”, which also boasts plenty of elegantly sustained guitar.

Elsewhere, Cross leans on nifty surf sounds and other reverb-laden riffs that help keep things from getting too sleepy. His singing is not yet as assertive as Butel’s, but there’s the sense that this band won’t long be content chilling out at lava-lamp parties, and that their personalities will only get more emphatic as their tunes grow more distinct. Meanwhile, the two versions of “Butterfly” (“The Light Hum” and “The Dark Hum”) sound a little eager to please, commercially speaking, but the balance of the well-recorded disc comes across as effortlessly appealing.
- Georgia Straight by Ken Eisner


"Her X and the Wild Man create UNFORGETTABLE IMAGE"

Kat Single-Dain the Performance Director for POLS(Parade of Lost Souls) quote: "Her X and the Wild Man" created an unforgettable image from another planet where music is language! " - Kat Single-Dain, Performance Director for Parade of Lost Souls


""If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy"""

"If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy". Butel's voice is like silk and her lyrical phrasing juxtaposed against the improvisational quality of the electronic music is highly compelling. Their live show is full of spontaneity and wonder and transfixes the audience as they become enveloped in the collision of hard and soft."
- Azfir, Creative Director of Public Dreams


""If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy"""

"If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy". Butel's voice is like silk and her lyrical phrasing juxtaposed against the improvisational quality of the electronic music is highly compelling. Their live show is full of spontaneity and wonder and transfixes the audience as they become enveloped in the collision of hard and soft."
- Azfir, Creative Director of Public Dreams


"The Province"

“TOM HARRISON from THE PROVINCE “Lisa b. sets the tone of “embers and icicles”, which is Morcheeba-influenced trance pop...She and partner Brent Cross create a warm, seductive musical tapestry....”. ”
- by Tom Harrison


"Embers and icicles"

“SHAWN CONNER from THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT (December 5, 2002) – “I get it. Embers and Icicles = hot and cold. The hot part of the equation would be the smoldering vocals of Lisa b., while the cold is provided by the sci-fi keyboards and chilled-out beats of audio-lava.....Butel’s jazz-inflected singing blends smoothly with her bandmate’s cinematic synths, trumpet, and occasional Morcheeba-like spaghetti Western guitar”. ”
Shawn Conner - Georgia Straight
- Georgia Straight by Shawn Conner


"audio-lava smolders"

GERRY KROCHAK from the LEADER POST Regina “The debut full-length album is at once cool and warm, moody and jazzy, trippy and groovy, ambient and soothing, trance-inducing and oh, yes, very sexy...Univeral musical themes, notwithstanding, the sultry and emotive vocals of Butel are what set audio-lava apart”. - Regina Leader Post


Discography

http://herxandthewildman.bandcamp.com

www.youtube.com/herxvideo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hay0wW9fGg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HiFy0ACVAs

www.facebook.com/HerXmusic?fref=ts

Her X and the Wildman - released cumulus in 2012. Written by Lisa Butel/Brent Cross.

Album releases with audio-lava:
dark hum of the butterfly-2010
Embers and Icicles-2002

audio-lava's previous releases have over 70,000 hits on CBC Radio 3 and have been featured on DNTO (Definitely Not the Opera/CBC radio).

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The Her X and the Wild Man sound started when the couple(Brent and Lisa) began using drum machines, beat making and electronics to produce music as a duo.

Welcoming the fantastic, fabulous Tony Lee on drums, the trio set out to morph the excitement of live drums with the programmed elements and a new improvisational direction which takes their lives shows and music to new and exciting places.

Her X and the Wild Man have played at festivals such as: Art for Impact, Connect (Electronic + Tribal Music Fest), the Vancouver International Dance Fest, Sista'hood, Commercial Drive Car Free Fest; Make Music Vancouver and the Parade of Lost Souls.

Azfir, Creative Director of Public Dreams quote:

"If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy". Butel's voice is like silk and her lyrical phrasing juxtaposed against the improvisational quality of the electronic music is highly compelling. Their live show is full of spontaneity and wonder and transfixes the audience as they become enveloped in the collision of hard and soft."

Kat Single-Dain the Performance Director for POLS(Parade of Lost Souls) quote: "Her X and the Wild Man" created an unforgettable image from another planet where music is language! "

UPCOMING SHOWS: December 7th, Saturday, @The Tian Jin Temple. ART FOR IMPACT PRESENTS - REDACTED . MORE INFO AND TIX AVAILABLE AT ARTFORIMPACT.CA.

Brent and Lisa will join up with Soressa Gardner and Ross Birdwise under the name BLuRS (Brent, Lisa, Ross, Soressa) to perform for AFI. The 4 musicians will create an electronic piece of music with 3 laptops with Wiki leaks and other censored news samples and beats, 1 keyboard, throat singing, extended vocal techniques and found objects and 2 dancers ( Lindsey Shaw and Olivia Shaffer ).

Other focuses include more recording, and preparing for 2014 festival submissions.

Her X and the Wild Man believes community is built through musical and artistic collaborations. They have had the pleasure of having many of Vancouver's finest improvising musicians join them in their 2012/13 shows. These players include: Soressa Gardner, Lara Kroeker, John Deeley, Johanna Hauser, Ken Tabata, Dave Todd, Ross Birdwise and Gary Wildeman.

We have always loved dance and have had the honour and pleasure to work with some fabulous dancers this past year. One of these dancers was Jay Hirabayashi from Kokoro Dance who joined us for the Art for Impact 10th production.

Anna Kraulis, Jen Dunford, Ivana Matovina and Kaili Blacklock-Hind are all amazing dancers and improvised a beautiful show for Make Music Vancouver with us.

Our influences are vast from electronica, jazz, classical, trip hop, jungle, pop, r & b, blues, improvisation, new wave and alternative music.