Ritsu is a technology junkie that performs and composed on an electric violin and digital looper. Mixing motifs from classical, rock, r&b, folk, blues and whatever other sounds she hears into a cohesive song about humanity, hoping to show that we are all more similar than different; that we share passions, hopes and a desire for self expression.
lovesliescrushing is an ambient and shoegaze band, originally from East Lansing, Michigan, formed in 1991. The two primary members of the band are Scott Cortez (guitars, loops, treatments) and Melissa Arpin-Duimstra (vocals). Known for their lush soundscapes, their output has been consistently and beautifully crafted. The work contains an element of sonic mystery that remains timeless. lovesliescrushing occupies that musical terrain that combines the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Seefeel, the Cocteau Twins, and other dreampop/beautiful noise artists.
Their debut album, bloweyelashwish, is rated as one of the top 50 shoegaze albums of all time. This will be a rare live performance from one of the iconic duos of “beautiful noise”.