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Electronica blues band Belleruche recently performed on World Cafe.
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February 2, 2011 Described as "handmade hip-hop blues soul," London's Belleruche blends a variety of genres into one cohesive style. Hear the band play cuts from its recently released 270 Stories on World Cafe.
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In "Shudder and Cry," a blues-drenched guitar solo accentuates a sorrowful chorus: "It's a crying shame."
courtesy of the artist
September 24, 2010 If there's a genre called electronica blues, Belleruche's "Shudder and Cry" epitomizes it. DJ Modest's serrated digital beats recall a chain-gang rhythm, while Kathrin deBoer's quivering soprano accentuates the blues flavor as she sings about a wanderer's lost soul. In between, Ricky Fabulous sneaks in suitably spidery guitar licks.
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