Felix are delicate like ribbons blowing in the afternoon breeze delicate. Vulnerable, pastel chamber pop swept with minimal piano and cello while Lucinda Chua’s verbose vocals undulate overhead. The sparse, distant piano stirs with the grace of Nyman and Satie, while echoing Rachel Grimes’ haunting arrangements in Rachel’s.
Seemingly effortless like a summer’s day – at times they evoke the feeling of walking through long grass, touching the tips with your fingers – there’s more than a trickle of melancholy; of reminiscence; of elegant but cutting honesty – Chua’s pining love on the Debussy-like ‘Death to Everyone but Us’ for instance. These are quiet melodies to silence a room. Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes slowed down to a crawl; Cat Power stretching awake; Max Richter curling up with Antony and the Johnsons. As soft as your slow breath as you read this.
Felix’s debut album, You Are The One I Pick, was released on Kranky in October 2009.
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Felix play a free entry show at Cardiff Arts Institute on 24 July, 8pm
When I listen to Felix I get an urge to watch Shunji Iwai‘s All About Lily Chou-Chou, an ethereal and haunting film that makes heavy use of Debussy and glides along on a melancholy and mesmerising haze in much the same way as Felix. All About Lily Chou-Chou is a truly extraordinary film.