LYENN

LYENN

Lyenn produces melodious sounds, ranging from angelic, soft whispers to piercing, tortured screams. His vocals penetrate deep layers of emotion and create an intense, chilling experience for his audience. Lyenn’s music grazes the soul, using a wide variety of instruments sparingly and soberly.

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Some time has passed since the 2009 release of LYENN’s critically acclaimed debut album 'The Jollity Of My Boon Companion’, our first induction into the mysterious, willful world of LYENN and the remarkable musicians (like Shahzad Ismaily, Marc Ribot and Joel Hamilton) that surround him. 2011 saw the release of the equally beautiful EP ‘Vowels Fade First’ as an intermezzo but a new full album was on the back burner for a while, due to touring and some life-altering events. 

Fuelled by the emotional turmoil in his recent past, the new full album “Slow Healer” wasn’t merely an option for LYENN but a must. And what a worthy successor to his debut it is! Iceland proved to be the perfect canvas for his fragile music and likewise state, and led to a collaboration with not only his faithful companion Shahzad Ismaily but also Mùm cellist Gyda Valtysdottir and drummer Julian Sartorius. On the new recordings LYENN’s music sounds pure and honest. Lucid tones are held together by a sparse use of instruments. The songs are undressed and embedded in an intriguing universe of fascinating sounds. The reach of LYENN’s voice is remarkably broad, ranging from angelic whispers to intense demonic shouts.

Nothing is forced neither planned. Spontaneity, freedom and improvisation are key, to step into a dialogue with his audience. Also in his live performances, no two sets are ever the same. All is instinctive, instantaneous and fleeting. And true magic descends upon the listener who is prepared to step into the moment with him. A powerful unity drifting upon the melancholic tide of a film noir.

The release of LYENN’s second full album “Slow Healer” is scheduled for the spring of 2016. Absolutely not to be missed!

 

Frederic “Lyenn” Jacques has toured the world extensively as bass player in Mark Lanegan’s band. He has also had the opportunity to share his own music on tour – in Europe, USA and even China – and has moved people with his art wherever he has been. 

Together with Bert Dockx and Steven Cassiers - Fred Lyenn makes up for 1/3rd of the jazzrock trio Dans Dans and he’s also part of the Brussels’ underground improv scene. He plays double bass, mostly improvised music, with r.naakt.i, a contemporary classical music duo with Ann Eysermans, and Champs d’Action, a pool of musicians and artists lead by the contemporary classical composer Serge Verstockt.

 

Tourdates

Date Band Location Tickets
28-10-2017 Mascotte* LYENN Zurich, CH TICKETS
29-10-2017 Vox Club* LYENN Nonantola, IT TICKETS
30-10-2017 Fabrique* LYENN Milano, ITA TICKETS
03-11-2017 Kaserne* LYENN Basel, CH TICKETS
04-11-2017 Les Docks* LYENN Lausanne, CH TICKETS
06-11-2017 Culture Factory* LYENN Zagreb, HRV TICKETS
07-11-2017 Dom Omladine* LYENN Belgrado, SRB TICKETS
09-11-2017 Fléda* LYENN Brno, CZ TICKETS
10-11-2017 Lucerna Music Bar* LYENN Prague, CZ TICKETS
11-11-2017 Proxima* LYENN Warsaw, PL TICKETS

Tour History

Date Band Location
29-08-2017 The Observatory* LYENN Santa Ana, USA
28-08-2017 Teragram Ballroom* LYENN Los Angeles, USA
27-08-2017 The Independent* LYENN San Francisco, USA
25-08-2017 Wonder Ballroom* LYENN Portland, USA
24-08-2017 Showbox* LYENN Seattle, USA
22-08-2017 Thalia Hall* LYENN Chicago, USA
21-08-2017 El Club* LYENN Detroit, USA
19-08-2017 Brighton Music Hall* LYENN Boston, USA
18-08-2017 Gramercy* LYENN New York City, USA
17-08-2017 Underground Arts* LYENN Philadelphia, USA

Press

27-10-2016

"....an album that grabs you by the throat" DAMUSIC​ on "Slow Healer".

20-06-2016

"Stifling Beautiful" OOR on Slow Healer

04-05-2016

"Le Blues pour effacer la douleur" Lyenn in LE SOIR

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29-11-2016

Best of 2016 according to WILLEM JONGENEELEN (OOR, Jazzism, BN De Stem) with "Slow Healer" at N° 7

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21-11-2016

Nice Review by LiveStreamMagazine on Lyenn live at Paradiso

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27-10-2016

"....an album that grabs you by the throat" DAMUSIC​ on "Slow Healer".

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22-10-2016

"An intimate conclusion of a cold autumn day" DANSENDE BEREN on Lyenn live in Brugge

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12-07-2016

Interview by TUMULT.FM with Lyenn at Gent Jazz

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12-07-2016

DAMUSIC on Lyenn at Gent Jazz

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20-06-2016

"Stifling Beautiful" OOR on Slow Healer

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25-05-2016

Live pics of Lyenn by LAMUSICAROCK

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20-05-2016

"A very nice example of musical exorcism" MANIA on Slow Healer

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18-05-2016

"Special music, worth discovering." GRAZIA on Slow Healer

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14-05-2016

"Hyper Classe" MOUSTIQUE on Lyenn at Les Nuits 2016, Botanique

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04-05-2016

"Le Blues pour effacer la douleur" Lyenn in LE SOIR

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04-05-2016

"A piece of art to quietly dive into" RIF RAF on Slow Healer

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03-05-2016

"A record asking for devoted silence" FOCUS KNACK on Slow Healer

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02-05-2016

4 Stars from DE MORGEN for "Slow Healer"

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27-04-2016

"I am the anti-Axl" Interwiew with Lyenn in HUMO

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26-04-2016

"Fading" is one of DE MORGEN's Songs of the Day

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19-04-2016

Slow Healer's INDIE XL's Alternative Tip for April

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03-03-2016

"Jeff Buckley meets Radiohead meets...Lyenn" ROOTSTIME on Lyenn live at N9

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29-02-2016

"With a great sense of nuance he took us very intimate to very intense..." DAMUSIC on Lyenn at N9

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13-12-2015

FOCUS KNACK's impressed with Lyenn live at Glimps

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02-10-2015

A tip from INDIESTYLE

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06-12-2014

"My goodness, he was so awesome in Seattle. In Portland, he more or less repeated that performance." SANTOSH

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05-11-2014

"A Thorn Piercing Your Skin" according to GRIMY GOODS

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26-02-2014

POPPUNT had a nice chat with Fred "Lyenn" Jacques

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16-11-2013

"a short emotive set with a climatic end" LOUDER THAN WAR on Lyenn

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05-11-2013

QROMAG on Lyenn live

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04-11-2013

ECHOES AND DUST on a beautiful live set by Lyenn

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30-10-2013

ALIVE REPORTS MAG on Lyenn

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09-02-2013

"My intention is to trigger emotions." Exclusive interview by IN BETWEEN THE TRACKS

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23-01-2013

Lyenn's a favourite of Tomahawk's TREVOR DUNN

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15-11-2011

3 Star Review by HUMO

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16-10-2010

Nice Review by CONCERT NEWS

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01-06-2010

"Plaisir d’essence" Lyenn in ACCROCHES

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04-03-2010

Interview with Lyenn in BN/DE STEM

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01-02-2010

"Mysteriously Strong"...by OOR

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01-01-2010

"One of the most intriguing Belgian releases of the year" BRUSSEL DW

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24-12-2009

Lyenn at 3 in LE SOIR'S Top 10

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11-12-2009

"An excellent end of the year suprise" according to FOCUS VIF

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02-12-2009

3 out of 4 from FOCUS KNACK

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25-11-2009

Review by LE SOIR

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04-11-2009

Lyenn & Marc Ribot in DE MORGEN

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04-11-2009

Lyenn in FOCUS KNACK

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01-11-2009

"Silence is Music" interview + review by RIFRAF

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