23-year-old Belgian vocalist, composer and producer, Isolde Van den Bulcke, also known as Tristan, is pleased to share the video to ‘Olso’, taken from her new EP, out now via PIAS.
Considered one of Belgium’s rising female artists, her new EP ‘Delidomia’, released 8th March via PIAS, fuses elegant vocal pop with ambient sounds and cosmic jazz and draws on influences such as Björk, Boards of Canada, Arca, Oneothrix Point Never and Wayne Shorter.
Her spellbinding debut EP ‘Illusje’, released in 2018 to critical acclaim, led to Belgium’s leading arts and culture publication Focus Knack to promptly ask, “Is this the Flemish Melanie de Biasio?”
‘Olso’ is a schizophrenic song, says Tristan. ‘I tried to combine an almost classical piece with EDM drums in a clever, yet self-evident way. We have recorded everything, including the strings and percussion, in our home studios.”
The track features her boyfriend Lander Gyselinck (STUFF.) on drums under the guise of HHIT (High Hats In Trees).
Composing, producing and performing her own music, Isolde studied jazz vocals at the Conservatory of Ghent and Tilburg University and at the tender age of 17, she took her first steps towards a promising recording career when she formed SIAM and won the prestigious East Flemish music award, Oost. Best.
Her most recent live shows as Tristan have not gone unnoticed either with a sold-out show in her hometown Ghent and rave reviews for further shows at We Are Open (Trix) and Gent Jazz.
She also caught the attention of Belgian-Egyptian musician Tamino who invited her to support him on tours throughout France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Tristan has already received her first radio play on Belgian national radio and appeared in numerous ‘Artists to Watch’ lists across many national media outlets at the end of the 2018.
“Beautifully crafted ambient pop that sounds dark, spacious and full of jazz” – Red Bull Music