CICI Zhu is an artist and producer with a unique background. She was born in Shanghai, but was raised in London, UK, and eventually relocated to the United States. Her family exposed her to traditional Chinese music, while she also explored the endless possibility of contemporary electronic sounds. In particular, the way she combines the guzheng with electronic instrumentation and samples, leading to a mesmerizing and diverse atmosphere. Her music is a beautiful collision of these two different musical styles, going for a unique sound that feels personal and direct, and just as diverse as her upbringing!
Her brand new release, “Drifter” features a sparse, yet hypnotic guzheng pattern, unfolding over a deep, lush background. The song features airy drum patterns, arpeggiated synths and big built-ups leading to a more immersive sound. The vocals are mystifying and emotional, reminiscent of artists such as Portishead or Massive Attack.
“Drifter” is out on all digital platforms. https://open.spotify.com/album/2XQwTMnDofclHf002thcaA?si=EIRSd6VWQ7iz2EfMLzfIWA&dl_branch=1
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Official website: www.cicizone.com