Every day during rock camp, we have an artist perform for the campers, and it's one of our favorite things about camp. Yesterday, we saw an excellent performance from local synth legends HR Lexy, and the students in our Music Journalism workshop documented the experience. See their photos and reviews below!
(photos: Qwynn and Aurelia)
I walk into the auditorium and I see a lady in a white flowy dress and a man in a white robe with long hair on one side of his head—the other side is shaved off. The lady has flowers in her hair which makes her look like Frida Kahlo. She had really good stage presence. She smiled at me as she danced around the stage. I love that she has a unique style. Her dances and her dress were so flowy—I thought it was beautiful.
When I first walked into the auditorium, HR Lexy gave off a very heavenly, godlike presence. After introducing themselves, they began to play music with an indie techno type of vibe. Overall, I enjoyed the performance.
When first seeing the setup that HR Lexy had prepared, I was shocked by their bright white clothing and unique physique. The thickness of the singer's voice and how she accented her partner was very soothing and almost otherworldly. The way they incorporated a techno style into their songs fit well with my overall impression of the peaceful yet full and intense music. Each song had distinct changes in intensity which kept it unique and interesting.
My first impression was that HR Lexy had put a lot of effort and thought into their appearance. The white dress and rose crown that the singer wore were very elegant and beautiful, reminding me of something peaceful, like a swan. The keyboardist's hair was very long but not messy, and he performed very well.
When HR Lexy was on stage, I got a very spiritual feeling from the way they dressed, acted, and talked to the audience. Once they started singing and playing music, my spiritual feeling was proven correct. The performance was light, spiritual, and peaceful. It delivered a safe feeling to me. I personally don't listen to this type of music, but I would recommend it when you are stressed.
When we all walked into the auditorium, HR Lexy were already on stage preparing the instruments and themselves. The two members of the band were dressed all in white. The singer, Arlene, was wearing a long dress and had big red flowers in her hair. Justin, the other member of the group, was playing the keyboard while Arlene sang and used other electronic devices to make the beat and other sounds.
Their music is very unique and in a different style than I'm used to. It's also very peaceful to listen to.
When they got to the last song, Arlene came down from the stage and danced while singing. She had very good stage presence.
The lyrics to the songs seemed important to them and they wanted to send a message of peace. It was a magical performance in general.
When I walked into the auditorium, I noticed that HR Lexy was wearing all white clothes. The set was white and covered with ruffles. The musicians, Arlene and Justin, performed music of operatic voices and synthetic keyboard sounds. Arlene bared a floral headdress resembling Frida Kahlo. She stated that she was a huge fan of Frida and that she was going to see some of her art soon. The song "Ready" will be released soon, with an album following in September. Overall, I thought that their performance was otherworldly and peaceful.
When I first walked into the auditorium, I saw a man and a woman both dressed in white. Their unique style made me wonder what their music would sound like. Surprisingly, their electronic music was pretty intense. It grabbed your attention and seemed to take you to another world. While the band was performing, the singer's stage presence was wonderful. She would dance around and make you feel something. So all in all, HR Lexy's performance was pretty great.
HR Lexy is a band that came to play at Southern Girls Rock Camp on July 9th, 2019. When I sat down and cast my eyes onto the stage, I didn't know what to think. A woman who looked like Frida Kahlo with a wreath of flowers in her hair was helping a man who looked like Jesus set up a keyboard. A synthesizer was in the front, and microphones were set up above it and the keyboard. I quickly picked up on the fact that they played electronic music. I hoped that it would sound good, and not screechy and pounding.
Sadly, I was disappointed. Their first song did, in fact, sound screechy, starting out with a series of high-pitched noises and a simple keyboard part. The noises screamed at me, and made me cringe and recoil. The lead singer, Arlene, started to sing, and I knew I didn't like this. Her voice sounded very strained, like she was trying to sing as loud as she could. The strained tremble of her voice gave the music a shrink-back quality. Whining noises filled the background and did nothing to help the song.
In the end, I didn't end up favoring HR Lexy. It was intense and sharp, and actually scared me. My hope of a good performance was not rewarded.