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Music For Synchronized Swimming In
Space - Unconventional Collaboration between Miss Celie's Spa Orleans
and Hi-Fi Sky Changes the Day Spa Experience and the Louisiana Music
Orleans, LA--The 80's are over. Spa music is stuck in a time when ocean
waves and singing whales defined relaxation.
Until now, when Miss
Celie's Spa Orleans of New Orleans has partnered with Hi-Fi Sky
to produce "Music
For Synchronized Swimming In Space." It is music that could
only be created in New Orleans from melodies that are rooted in the
city's 200 year-old French and Cajun culture.
Hi-Fi Sky was formed in 2004 by Tim Sommer and Alexandra
Scott in the flat, flaking, slanting, shambolic city of New Orleans
to make quiet music to be played very loudly
or loud music to be
played very quietly. In conjunction with the release of their debut
album, they'll be playing extensively around their hometown (see itinerary
below). Their debut album Music For Synchronized Swimming In Space is
67 minutes of grand, ghostly, spacious, melodic sound and was released
by Seersucker Fantasy Records April 20. Initially it'll be available
through the New Orleans-based VooBrew coffee shop chain, Miss Celie's
Spa Orleans, select regional music outlets and via www.hi-fisky.com
The music in question is weird electronic
art pop; or maybe it's sonic ambient folk; or perhaps it is maximally
minimalist chilled-out punk, or cinematic southern psychedelia. With
one foot in German style minimalism, one foot in sensual, bittersweet
pop, and a third theoretical foot in the indigenous folk melodies of
Europe, Canada, and the American South, Hi-Fi Sky echo some of the avant-ambient
territory mined by Tim Sommer's old band, Hugo Largo, while creating
their own original brand of wide screen electronic ensemble playing.
Although Music For Synchronized Swimming In Space is the
first music from Hi-Fi Sky, Sommer and Scott are far from music industry
novices. Sommer has been professionally involved in music since he was
in his mid-teens as a music journalist, radio DJ and reporter for MTV.
He was a founding member of slo-core pioneers Hugo Largo, after serving
for some three years with the seminal avant-garde guitar choir led by
Glenn Branca. Alexandra Scott began gigging as a teenager around her
native Charlottesville, VA before becoming a classical guitar major
at Vassar. She has released two albums under her own name, and one with
the techno vibe band, the DBC.
Keith & André West-Harrison, owners of Miss
Celie's Spa Orleans and VooBrew Coffee & Tea were introduced to
Tim and Alexandra by a mutual friend. Alexandra became the spa's Yoga
instructor in residence.
This introduction blossomed into just what Keith and André
wanted to do; explore avant-garde art and bring it into an unprecedented
sphere where it would find more listeners, while simultaneously revolutionizing
spa and relaxation music.
"No more whales mating and waves crashing. The same
music has been used at spas since I was in high school. We know our
clients want different," said Keith.
For more information please contact Keith West-Harrison
at 504-522-7288 or Tim Sommer at 504-482-3557.
Keith & André West-Harrison
Miss Celie's Spa Orléans
914 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116