Sephine Llo is a prolific wunderkind whose accelerated development in the traditional classical music circuit led to early adventures in composition and sound recording. Feeling “strangely unfulfilled” by her virtuosic capabilities, Sephine soon began experimenting with alternative sound sources for her recordings – this included both day-to-day objects and lesser-known instruments such as the kora and sanxian, which she taught herself. She combined this experimentation with an unconventional songwriting style and a unique vocal performance, and hence it’s not surprising to hear whispers of “Kate Bush” and “Joni Mitchell” as references from early adopters.
Going on to win several awards at university for her recording and composition (she completed the world-renowned Tonmeister course at University of Surrey, famous for being the ‘filter-university’ for producers/engineers at the BBC, Abbey Road, Real World Studios etc), Sephine has since continued to compose and record, as well as performing as a session player in numerous international outfits.
“Flame” EP, Sephine’s debut release, is out now – have a listen here.