Karamelien Are ‘Living With The Moon’ And Emphasizing The Basslines

UK Indie Pop-Rock duo Karamelien have released their debut album, Living With The Moon, with sonic offerings that draw inspiration from fuzzy Lo-fi, Trip Hop, and 1960s film soundtracks, with a “greater emphasis on beats and basslines.”

Karamelien is singer-songwriter Léanie Kaleido and guitarist Mark Foster, two long-time friends. This Karamelien album follows the three albums that Léanie Kaleido released as a solo artist.

The duo were joined by bass player Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Take That, Rick Wakeman, Yes) on most of the album’s tracks. However, the song “Ascension Heights” features bassist Morris ‘Mo’ Pleasure (Earth, Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Ray Charles).

The duo have released the title track “Living With The Moon” and “Wait For Me” with piano, mixing and production by Chris Mars (A Flock of Seagulls, Damian Wilson).

Two other tracks were produced by RIDE’s Mark Gardener at OX4 Sound Studio, including “Lionhearts” and “Ascension Heights“, which features a guitar sample from Léanie’s late father Top Topham (original founding guitarist of The Yardbirds) and also involved Paul Statham (Dido, Simple Minds, Kylie Minogue).