Local Review: Le Voir – Dualities

Local Review: Le Voir – Dualities

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Le Voir
Dualities

Self-Released
Streets: 03.16
Le Voir = CHVRCHES + Grimes + M83

It felt like a dream: I stood as the clouds danced in and out of the hilltops of Heber and the spacey, hypnotic sounds of Le Voir echoed throughout the valley as rain subtly fell from the sky above the crowd. I was fortunate enough not only to review Dualities but also to see the album performed live twice by the Salt Lake locals. The mastermind behind Le Voir is singer, songwriter and producer Gillian Chase, who, after finishing Dualities, is now accompanied by Rob Lyons on guitar and Clifford Moon on drums to complete Le Voir’s live lineup. Chase’s attention to detail and infectiously dance-driven synth and production, paired with the added organic elements of rock-style guitar and live drums, gives a uniqueness often lacking in current synth pop music. Dualities carries a tranquilizing tone with trance-inducing vocals and instrumentals that are bound to get you moving. Standout tracks “The Park” and “Gravity” well summarize the overall sound of Le Voir and open up Dualities perfectly. “The Park” truly starts this album off with a bang with a synth beat that could rival those from acts like CHVRCHES and vocals comparable to Lauren Mayberry’s. “Gravity” on the other hand, starts off with a soothing, The xx–esque guitar riff accompanied by a simple synth line that eventually explodes with energy with the chorus. Le Voir are not only one of the electronic bands I’m most excited for, but also arguably the band I am most excited to hear more from in Salt Lake City. Do yourself a favor and check out Dualities at levoirmusic.com, and if listening to the album isn’t enough, check the website for upcoming live shows, where you can dance the night away with Le Voir. –Connor Brady