CRØM/LUS is a music project created by London based
musician / artist Poppy Edwards
Her debut EP : Altered States comprises of journeys into the abstract, addressing out of body experiences, auras and interstitial moments. Her writing and producing mixes her background in film with sounds and songs that play with fragmented vocals, spacious synth sound design, saxophone trails, and sampled looping paths...
...On the journey to making this work, many hours were spent in studios from Goldsmiths in London, to mountain studios in Banff, Canada and tiny cupboards full of wires in Singapore. All tracks were written, played and produced by Poppy, bar two (Eclipse and Strange jealousy) which were co-produced with producer/writer John 'Tonksy' Tonks (Neneh Cherry, Mable, Massive Attack, Tricky.. among many many others).
Mixing has been a beautiful process begun by Poppy's humble ears and finished and crafted by a wonderful pair of ears in Montreal: props to musician / producer, Devon Bate.
And last but not least the videos that really make the music flow have been created by a wonderful group of artists from around the world...
Strange Jealousy, was shot with the help of Lukas Hyrman, Charly Feldman and Alex Seltzer (Canada). Edited and made to look cool with visual FX and graphics and lots of wonderful magic by Georgios Cherouvim ( Greece/ NYC). His work can be found here.
Here Come, was designed, moulded and filmed by Italian artist Gaia Alari. Her work can be found here.
Eclipse, was shot and crafted and thought up by a wonderful group of London based creative people, from dancer, Anastasia Papaeleftheriadou, designer Sandra Djukic, to film makers Sasha Achilli and Charly Feldman, and dreamer Mariella Michaelides.
"YOUR MUSIC HAS A CINEMATIC QUALITY TO IT, VERY EMOTIVE AND TEXTURAL, KIND OF KATE BUSH-LIKE
IF I MAY SAY IN THE MOST GLOWING OF TERMS, BUT ORIGINAL IN ITS OWN RIGHT ..."
- Joe Bini, award-winning film maker/ editor
"THE TONE AND TIMBRE OF YOUR VOICE REMINDS OF FIONA APPLE; AND THE SOUND AND MOOD OF THE MUSIC A LITTLE OF DAVID SYLVIAN’S MORE EXPERIMENTAL ALBUMS LIKE BLEMISH AND MANAPHON"
- Guy Evans (film and music director)