Bella Lune

Bella Lune

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Bella Lune is a darkwave/dreampop band that was formed in 2005 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The band incorporates elements of darkwave, post-punk, synthpop, shoegaze, and ethereal music to create a dreamlike trance throughout their sound. Bella Lune cites many 80s post-punk and new wave bands as influences, including The Cure, Joy Division, New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, The Smiths, The Church, and Skinny Puppy.

Bella Lune originated when lead singer/songwriter Fuchsia Angel met former guitar player and songwriter Kal3id. After discovering they had similar tastes in music, Bella Lune took shape.

The band's first album, Abstracted Visions, was released in 2007 on the band's own record label, Aetheria Music. The album drew comparisons by critics to bands like The Cure, Cocteau Twins, and Switchblade Symphony. Abstracted Visions relies on delicate synth and guitar patterns to weave somber and ambient atmospheres. The band also released music videos for three songs--"Transmissions," "Neverwhere," and "Blissful Escape."

Hurley was recruited in 2008 to play live synths and help with production. Violinist Beeka joined Bella Lune in 2009, and drummer R. Duke joined in 2010.
Synesthesia, the group's second album, was released in 2010. In the same footsteps of their debut, Synesthesia drew further comparisons to bands well known within dark alternative circles. It also opened them up to a larger, international audience. The band created music videos for "The Dolly Pop Song" and the fan favorite "Ophelia."
Following the release of Synesthesia, Dy was recruited to play guitar, completing the live ensemble.

The third album Secrets, released in 2013 saw a shift in direction, toning down the electronics and bringing a more organic sound to the forefront. The last track on the album is a live mix of "Transmissions," featuring heavier guitars and percussion, as well as a violin outro. This is the last album to feature founding member Kal3id.

Bella Lune has also shared the stage with many popular acts in the goth industrial subculture, such as Peter Murphy, Ayria, The Cruxshadows, I:Scintilla, Lycia, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Nitzer Ebb, Voltaire, Covenant, OhGr, Left Spine Down, Dope Stars Inc, Bella Morte, Ego Likeness, Audra, The Captives, The Strand, Reliquary, Acidica, Hotel Hotel, Brian Botkiller, and Vertigo Venus.

Bella Lune embarked on a 2010 tour in Japan, playing shows in Niigata and Tokyo. In October 2012, the band booked their first European tour, which included a performance at the Bram Stoker International Film Festival in Whitby, England.
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Bella Lune Discography Tracks

Albums

634479794377 Bella Lune Abstracted Visions(CD, Album) Aetheria Music 634479794377 US 2007 Sell This Version
884502155143 Bella Lune Synesthesia(CD, Album) Aetheria Music 884502155143 UK, Europe & US 2010 Sell This Version
887516538179 Bella Lune Secrets(CD, Album) Aetheria Music 887516538179 UK, Europe & US 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

885767856004 Bella Lune Ophelia Maxi-Single(CD, Maxi) Aetheria Music 885767856004 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version