Elle Barbara's Black Space - Délice Créole / Peach Purée 12" (Celluloid Lunch, 2021)
"Elle Barbara is a Montreal-based avant-garde singer-songwriter, multidisciplinary artist and performer, whose musical output alternately combines elements of soul, sophisti-pop, psychedelia, glam, and underground. A lover of the odd, dark, or overlooked elements in popular music, Elle Barbara rose from artist-run spaces at the turn of the 2010s and has seen their work soar to enduring acclaim - in a career whose highlights encompass duets with Sean Nicholas Savage, Laetita Sadier, and R. Stevie Moore. In recent years, Barbara's efforts mainly centered around TGLBQ+ community organizing, including Taking What We Need (a grassroots group whose mission is to grant discretionary funds to low income trans women) and Montreal's nascent ballroom scene - as Mother of the House of Barbara, whose afrocentric and transdisciplinary practice involves art and activism.
Elle Barbara's Black Space on the other hand, is a musical formation that boasts excellence in the likes of Markus Lake and Mitch Holtby, and works to defy black stereotypes, ever present in numerous spaces. Following a noted turn in her self-directed Si j'étais un homme video in 2020, Elle Barbara is further laying foundations to resume a music career halted by her socio-medical transition, with the firm resolve to live up to the cult status she acquired since." - Celluloid Lunch