Vespertina - Hugo
Vespertina is a pop tour-de-force that combines catchy hooks with the drama and fantasy of opera. Comprised of critically acclaimed producer Stoupe, of hip hop group Jedi Mind Tricks, and vocalist/pianist Lorrie Doriza, Vespertina is a classically inspired trip-pop plunge into a deranged storybook rabbit hole. The fusion between Doriza's original compositions and Stoupe's trademark drums and production, with additional arrangements by up-and-coming Philadelphia producer, z. gillespie, give a wonderfully dramatic platform from which to weave her tale. Using a blend of both electronic and live instruments, along with a chorus of harmonies, Vespertina's sound is as big and theatrical as their live shows. Doriza's voice is at once powerful and coy, vengeful and sweet, but always a perfect complement to the music and always in character.