You move blindly searching for what matters, and until it smacks you in the face, you won't know what it is." ~Jadis The end of one thing is often the beginning of another. Edison Gem are proof positive that destruction can double as a form of creation. The production team, a collaborative effort between Orion and Jadis, has focused the energy borne of the failure of their relationship into an inspired mélange of expression, class, and dancefloor sensibility. Propelled by passion and groove, the efforts of the two are seething with synergy and depth. Both classically trained, they manage to seamlessly fuse raw emotion with the consummate articulations of seasoned artistry.
Jadis' ethereal voice gives a haunting edge to Orion's vast pastiches of tense rhythm and timeless melodic arrangements with breathtaking result. After a one-year hiatus following their breakup, they both felt the pull of their strong artistic rapport and began working together again. "I tried working with other singers, but at the end of the day it boils down to finding that spark between people that makes something great, and its just not that easy to find," says Orion. "But we've got it, and we know it, and its what we're all about with our music." Jadis adds, "We had built something together that had been unique and to lose each other would mean starting completely over from square one. Neither of us was willing or patient enough to do that." Orion and Jadis, both originally from North Carolina, are currently operating out of Los Angeles.
Orion has recently taken on the producer name JO'B and is best known as one half of LA Riots, as well as garnering attention and 12" vinyl releases from labels such as LTJ Bukems Good Looking Records, Subtitles Music (with Jadis), Breakbeat Science, Fokuz, Gamma Ray, and others. Edison Gem (named after the first mass-produced gramophone) are currently finishing up their first album and playing select dates around the US. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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