Perhaps finest likened to some Belgian Tori Amos, An Pierlé created a likewise theatrical and operatic make of piano-based art-pop. Given birth to in 1974, Pierlé embraced music, performing, and dance like a child and briefly analyzed traditional piano before enrolling at Antwerp’s Studio room Herman Teirlinck Artwork School at age group 17. During her third 12 months she headlined her 1st single program of initial material, a meeting further distinguished from the clear ergonomic desk ball she sat upon rather than a normal piano stool, an element of her live shows from that time forwards. In 1996 Pierlé moved into her demonstration tape within the annual Humo’s Rock and roll Rally competition, ascending to the ultimate round on the effectiveness of her jury-favorite rendition of Gary Numan and Tubeway Army’s synth pop traditional “Are Friends Electric powered?” The tune also emerged being a Belgian radio strike, but Pierlé shied from the attendant buzz, instead spending near 2 yrs as an associate from the touring business behind the theatrical creation Bernadetje. A small number of single concerts nevertheless held her for the radar of pop music professionals and enthusiasts, and in early 1998 Pierlé finally agreed upon to Warner Music Benelux to begin with sessions on her behalf debut LP, Dirt Stories, issued the next season. Composer and arranger Koen Gisen surfaced as Pierlé’s collaborator on her behalf sophomore discharge, 2002’s Brian Eno-influenced Helium Sunset. A following tour featured a complete backing music group and orchestra, enhancements that also designed 2006’s White Velvet.