Kora Sylfa
Webpage: http://www.korasylfa.com/
Location: Bais, France,
Description: Away to samples or hollow yellings, this arranger-composer in electronic music (and decorated, i.y.p) likes what sounds good and true.
Biography: Kora's way of life

Real player, no sampling. Just music, no chatting.
Techno, disco, funk, jazzy or cool, whatever the groove she gets out of her synthesizers, Kora Sylfa and her universe enter your own without you even see it coming a mile off !

So, take cover, pals ! Here is a french muso from Paris, talented composer and keyboarder, who doesn't pick her nose and who's on the way to bring a new breath in the monotonous, unvarying and mushy music of the beginning of this new millennium !
Born April 21, 1969, she's proud to be a Taurus, Capricorn ascendant and a Clay Cock according to chinese astrology. Gosh, what a zoo !
Especially studious and analytic, Kora is too whimsical, emotional and hedonist. At the same time, she's a bit touchy. And a bit fussy... What ? The others will write what they want ! But for the time being, this is MY wife and MY review !

Where was I ? Oh yes...
Lil' Kora was first registered for a national conservatory in order to learn... harp ! Genius are always misunderstood, anyway... At least, Kora was happy to have avoided the class of macramé !
Obstinate, she joined up again the same conservatory at the age of 10, and finally learnt piano ! Phew ! But also minuet, waltz, curtsey and... how to bow out !
After several years, she succeeded in studying within the CIM, a well-known parisian music school, and escaped from there six years later with a well-deserved medal honouring her merit as a composer and arranger in jazz and actual music. Not bad at all in a world where men are definitively wolves for women, eh ?
Despite human adversity and continuous cigarettes price increase (actually, she broke with cigs since a few years !), she played as a keyboarder in several intergalactic groups on Saturn, Mars, Titan but a little more often in Paris and suburbs and different places in France...

Then Kora decided to go it alone and now wants to present to you her brand new CD ! Available in every good butcher's shop for the ridiculous price of [censored because it's indecently cheap !] and more typically on CD Baby, one of the most famous online record stores, which she also signed up with for Digital Distribution. So the whole tracks of the album are available through a pay-per-download option on many sites (list: korasylfa.com).

Moreover, Kora Sylfa features on the front page of Vitaminic' Spotlights since early 2003, category "Electronic-dance/Others" in which she is in the top-10 of the more downloaded/streamed artists (among 700 or so !), and that in each of these countries: Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA.

And now, because of her inescapable futur fans, Kora has gently accepted to answer a "Love/Hate" interview ! Ready ? Go !

Kora loves : me, our son, liberty, nature, the sea, Hawaiian shirts, salt-crystal lamps, cats and squirrels, narcissus, composers who swap stereotypes for inner sensations, the savoir-faire, Internet, adventure games, medieval era, elves, to grow gooseberries, Zen gardens, Stephen King, the Bogdanov brothers, futuristic films, films about crazy men, so "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "The Shining", "As Good As It Gets" and so... Jack Nicholson (yes, you win)! Films about penitentiaries like "Murder in the First" and "The Shawshank Redemption", and others which talk about intelligent people, like "A Beautiful Mind", "Quiz Show"... and series as "Nash Bridges", "Lost", "Everybody Loves Raymond", "Buffy", "Six Feet Under"... Oddly, Kora loves music too ! Amoung others: Al Jarreau, David Bowie, Moby, Touré Kunda, Lorie (joke !), Lyle Mays and music that sounds irish like Jan Garbarek, Sharon Shannon... and higgledy-piggledy: the absurd, Jerry Lewis, William Turner, Raymond Moretti, Kandinski, Albator, Thorgal, fractals, Florida, the smell of ylang-ylang, sculpture, blushing clouds at sundown (what ?), matches houses (she makes 'em so well !), papaya, walnut cakes, to play pinball, to play with Photoshop or with a Frisbee, and to play with me...

Kora hates : Garden dwarfs, geraniums, football, embroidered linens, flares, puffed tops that make pregnant-looking, smoothed hairs, faked music, useless artists, greedy artists (aren't they the same ?), Florent Pagny, Celine Dion, Chimène Badi (please somebody, help us !), stereotypes, misogyny, pretences, persons who talk for the sake, me (joke #2 !), inner ugliness, advertising, advertising and advertising again, and garden dwarfs again, while we're at it ! Guys with no personality, guys with no integrity, guys with no respectful, guys with no imagination, guys with no (censored too !), barren soils, milk, gingerbread (she really hates gingerbread, you know !) and candied fruits. I let you imagine a slice of gingerbread spread with candied fruits and dunked in milk ! She also hates atmospheric pollution, noise pollution, socks pollution, navy blue, those who behave like sheep, social conventions, tyranny, laxity, moralizers, fundamentalists of all kinds (religious, politicians, dieticians...), trash atmospheres and garden dwarfs picking candied fruits in a football stadium !

Do you have to know more ?

- Willie Whakss
Press Release:

Kora Sylfa


Bais, France - June 22, 2006

By releasing her first album "Blinkal", Kora Sylfa introduce self-performed new electronica fine melodies and lively funk and rock beats, as if "intelligence and pinball were finaly rising up against imitations and garden dwarfs !"
From now on, "Blinkal" and its whole tracks are available quite legally through a pay-per-download option on iTunes and many other download sites. Just recently, one can even ask for the CD in more than 2400 "real 3D" stores worldwide ! Lists and infos on www.korasylfa.com

Kora Sylfa has already scored with several tracks on Vitaminic - featuring on the 1st pages of spotlights since 2003, and Myspace Music websites: "[that] puts me in a good mood", "a huge N.Y. club smash", "great stuff you've got there", or more prosaically: "félicitations" in french, etc. Columnist Brett Laffin (BandBreak.com) considers: "Kora Sylfa has created a wonderful, strong piece of art with "Blinkal". It's probably the first album of its genre which failed to lose my interest after the third song".
Lately, Kora has signed up for Digital and in-store Distribution with CD Baby, one of the most famous online record stores of independent music.
Medal-holder for orchestration and arrangement, Kora plays synthesizers with no sample and no copying but visibly with "sensuality, many trends and sometimes a glass of good wine" ! In fact, wiser with a real know-how of sound-making and musicality, the will and the wish of "Blinkal" are clearly to lead people where they've never been, by bringin'em something nice for the ears and nice for the mind. Experience the futurism of "Ghost City", the alienating charm of "Blinkal", a ride with "Rollers" or the romantism of "The Film", among others...

Kora Sylfa official website: www.korasylfa.com
Buy Kora Sylfa "Blinkal" (CD or downloads): www.korasylfa.com/products.html
Join Kora on Myspace : www.myspace.com/korasylfa
Feel free to ask infos here: contact@korasylfa.com