Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Pop


Sounds like

Solange, Joe Hisaishi, cibo matto


band members

Rainbow Chan (yes, that is her real name too)


Influences

Momoe Yamaguchi, Joanna Newsom, Björk


Bio

(づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ LONG VACATION EP out now via Silo Arts & Records. Buy on Itunes here --> https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/long-vacation-ep/id669873137

Rainbow Chan is a Sydney solo artist and producer with a love for story-telling. Whether she is stitching together childhood dreams, rummaging through flea markets or sampling odd sounds, Rainbow is constantly collecting bits and pieces for her music. While classically trained in saxophone, piano and choral music from an early age, Chan's fondest memories of music are those of family day-trips in a squishy car, singing along to mix-tapes sent from her grandmother in Hong Kong. From Chinese folksongs to 1950's ballads, Grandma's hodge-podge tapes would have a lasting impression on Chan's music.

An eclectic mix of electronic and acoustic textures, Chan's songs are delicately-crafted gems. Live loops are created with music-boxes, thumb-pianos and vintage toys. Lilting guitar is matched with 8-bit keyboards, distorted beats and glockenspiels. Experimentation is interlaced with the other-worldly charm of her voice.

With diverse influences ranging from Björk to Steve Reich, from Chopin to guilty pleasure Justin Timberlake, Rainbow Chan is always looking for ways to play with sound and narrative. Sweet, dark and glitchy, it's forward-thinking pop embedded in the nostalgic imagination.

Review

Review by declanbyrne Declan Byrne

19 Mar 2014

Triple J
35

another killer track about something innocuous. you've definitely found your sound, clearly have no trouble with inspiration and the layers to your music are always intriguing.

another killer track about something innocuous. you've definitely found your sound, clearly have no trouble with inspiration and the layers to your music are always intriguing.

Review

Review by Al Newstead Al Newstead

10 Mar 2014

Triple J
30

Cosmo-pop, retrolectro, flea market-tronica. 'Fruit' might provoke these silly kinds of mish-mash descriptions, but none of them really do its cute mix of contemporary and antiquated scope justice.

Cosmo-pop, retrolectro, flea market-tronica. 'Fruit' might provoke these silly kinds of mish-mash descriptions, but none of them really do its cute mix of contemporary and antiquated scope justice.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

04 Feb 2013

Triple J
40

Rainbow...mate...this is really upping the ante. Some kind of vintage French beach holiday angle going on. Actually reminding me of work by fellow locals Melodie Nelson (in a less acoustic way) and Fox & Sui. Just wanted to stop by and say. Loving it!

Rainbow...mate...this is really upping the ante. Some kind of vintage French beach holiday angle going on. Actually reminding me of work by fellow locals Melodie Nelson (in a less acoustic way) and Fox & Sui. Just wanted to stop by and say. Loving it!