2016 Release- Light Gallery releasing 3 songs, Pretty Things ,Poets.and Butterfly. Artwork by Mathew Butel.
Her X and the Wildman ‐ Biography 2016
Brent Cross and Lisa Butel are an electronic music duo based in East Vancouver. Blending programmed loops and beats with live vocals and instruments, HXWM's music is formed by the collision of chill music with chunks of hip hop and dance electronics.
Butel's vocals are powerful and evocative and in this album she shows her extended vocal techniques. Cross creates samples & beats with melodic keyboard parts. Their music is influenced by electronic, jazz, classical, trip hop, jungle, pop, r & b, blues, improvisation, and alternative music.
Her X, and the Wild Man are edgy, with movement and presence. Their name states a clash, sparks flying ....
Lisa Butel ‐ vocals, ableton live vocal looper, roland sound module , found toys
Brent Cross ‐ vocals, loops, beats, samples, keyboard, guitar
Perform as a duo or trio with Tony Lee on drums.
More gigs, and release of more songs from their latest project called Light Gallery with Mathew Butel's artwork.
GIGS and FESTIVALS: Art for Impact, Connect (Electronic + Tribal Music Fest), the Vancouver International Dance Fest, Sista'hood, Commercial Drive Car Free, Make Music Vancouver, In the House, Parade of Lost Souls, Ride Don't Hide, and Hearing Protection Required Mental Health fundraiser. Venues-Chapel Arts, Roundhouse, Remington Gallery, Cafe Deux Soleils, Gene.
Highlights of 2015: Recording and producing of latest release for Her X and working on a second music project called Lbs which performed at the Weird Canada International Drone festival hosted by Big Joy at the Remington Gallery. Travel to Iceland and Berlin inspired more recordings.
REVIEWS for Her XWM
Azfir, Creative Director of Public Dreams, 2013:
"If I had to choose one word to describe Her X and the Wild Man it would be "sexy". Butel's voice is like silk and her lyrical phrasing juxtaposed against the improvisational quality of the electronic music is highly compelling. Their live show is full of spontaneity and wonder and transfixes the audience as they become enveloped in the collision of hard and soft."
Kat Single‐Dain the Performance Director for POLS(Parade of Lost Souls), 2013: "Her X and the Wild Man" created an unforgettable image from another planet where music is language! "
dark hum of the butterfly‐2010 (co‐mixed and mastered by Todd Simko) Embers and Icicles‐2002 (mastered by Todd Simko)
tags: electronic chillwave downtempo experimental electro improvised jazz pop rock
Her XWM's previous releases have received over 70,000 hits on CBC Radio 3 and have been featured on DNTO (Definitely Not the Opera/CBC radio)