THE BELLE GAME’s debut album, Ritual Tradition Habit, begins with bashful guitars, a soft wave of cymbals, and a pair of ambiguous phrases. The opening cut, Ritual, a sweetly haunting soundscape, lasts only a few moments before fleshing out a procession of wild and witchy tunes, full of melancholy, mythology and symphonic power. Led by the hypnotic vocals of Andrea Lo, The Belle Game take intricate guitar and keyboard lines, anchored by dark pop rhythms, and weave them into gorgeous, graceful melodies; the end result still retaining the rawness of a boozy confessional. Vancouver alt-weekly The Georgia Straight describes their music as "a mix of pastoral pop and percussion-bombed art rock."
BEAR MOUNTAIN's electro/dance style blends syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals to produce a style that is unmistakeably fresh and powerfully captivating.
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