In 2008, in la Chaux-de-Fonds, 2300 Plan 9 – Les Étranges Nuits du Cinéma presented the first cine-concert ever to happen during their festival.
In the following 11 years, 2300 Plan 9 has seen many artists take up the stage and show their own creations. Translating each time, with different themes and perspective, the movie of their choice into music and delivering it to an ever- growing crowd.
Emilie Zoé, The Fawn, Adrien Guerne and Reverend Beatman to name a few, have also been through this experience. In the past 7 years, the cine-concert event has gained in popularity and is sold-out each year. This one magical night is talked about long after the festival is over.
After all having invested ourselves in the festival at some point, we were commissioned by the committee to create a cine-concert for the 2021 edition.
It was for this reason that we formed the band LUHLÆ in 2020. Choosing the movie was quick and obvious.
The Witch by Robert Eggers released in 2015 was the perfect canvas to compose our soundtrack. The atmosphere of the movie was a constant reminder of our favourite albums and of the city we live in, la Chaux-de-Fonds. We were confident, with a strong intent of letting our mutual musical influences show through this 1h30 cine-concert, where dread, fear, oppression, evil and deliverance reigns.
This cine-concert is a perfect balance between black metal, ambient, noise, post-rock and drone.
The long awaited showing of our project in august 2021 was, once again, a sold-out evening for the festival. For us, it was a very important event that we’d dreamed of making together for years, which is what made this experience even more intense.
We came to a mutual agreement to change the name of our project LUHLÆ. It will now continue under the name YRRE. A record of an adaptation of the cine concert will be released under this name on Hummus Records in January 2022.