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

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

13 Aug 2013

Triple J
40

Even though it sounds like its skewed in a different direction with each new tune, Rainbow's got such a grip on her sound and knows exactly where to push and steer her music. This one's no different, showing off floaty electronics and curious lyrics.

Even though it sounds like its skewed in a different direction with each new tune, Rainbow's got such a grip on her sound and knows exactly where to push and steer her music. This one's no different, showing off floaty electronics and curious lyrics.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

19 Aug 2013

Triple J
40

Ssssilky stuff. Love your signature hazy-tropical-island-dream-noises. That's what I call them anyway. Good niche to be a part of.

Ssssilky stuff. Love your signature hazy-tropical-island-dream-noises. That's what I call them anyway. Good niche to be a part of.