Lu Flur - is an Independent Music Awards winning, Electro-Acoustic Harp & Vocal duo from Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Flowers more fleeting, more ethereal, would become like messengers from another realm like a bridge between the world of physical forms and the formless. They not only had a scent that was delicate and pleasing to human beings, but also brought a fragrance to the realm of spirit.” Eckhart Tolle, captures Lu Flur’s music and philosophy in this excerpt from his book, A New Earth.
Lu Flur was established in March 2012, by the coming together of two diverse artists on a rooftop in Melville. The duo consists out of Jude HarpStar, an international classically trained harpist, pianist & composer and Zahné, a mostly self taught female vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and educated information designer. During their first jam session Jude & Zahné discovered something truly special about their combination as musicians, creatives and human beings. They both share a passion and dream to create music that is beautiful, unique and that uplifts the soul.
Lu Flur’s music is best described as Adult Contemporary Film-esque; influenced by an amalgamation of genre’s. Therese Owen describes their music as the “Cocteau Twins meets Siouxsie and the Banshees meets 21st century ethereal ballads.” Lu Flur has performed at various live music venues in Johannesburg & Pretoria and became a regular attraction at The Loft in Melville during 2012. Lu Flur has opened for the Afro-Soul superstar Nomfusi at Bassline and made their festival debut at Splashy Fen Music Festival in March 2013.
Their debut single Future Tides, was released in August 2013 followed shortly by the release of their debut EP, Floriology recorded at Anti-Motion Studios with David Grevler. The single & EP went on to win IMA’s for Best Acoustic Song (Future Tides) and Best Pop/Adult Contemporary EP (Floriology). Lu Flur recently released an upbeat radio mix of Future Tides, showcasing their evolving sound.
We are SOUL. We are FLESH. We are DUST. We are HEART. We are MIND. We are LU FLUR
“Think Cocteau Twins meets Siouxsie and the Banshees meets 21st century ethereal ballads.”
The Star Newspaper 24 October, 2012. Lofty goal brings musos out to play by Therese Owen
“…these two definitely take the combination of harp and vocals to a new level.”
DailyAlbum.com Post by Sean on 21 Sep,2013
“… LU FLUR make use of a harp and an amazing voice to create what some would call music, I like to think of it as magic.”
Mixed Apples.co.za Posted by Grant 19 November, 2013
“Lu Flur’s EP “Floriology” is intoxicatingly addictive.”
Posted by 360Mag 16 November, 2013
“Zahné’s magnificent voice is front and center, reverberating through the delicate, shimmering castle of sound built by HarpStar.”
Now This Sound is Brave blog Post by Jennifer on 23 October, 2013