Clariloops is the project of Australian neo-classical/electronic artist Ruby Lulham.
Clariloops combines the organic sound of the clarinet with electronics and synthesised sound. The project started as a way of bringing stillness and creativity into Ruby's classical music practice. The resulting sounds are rhythmic and calming, unique yet familiar, existing between genres.
Clariloops' releases to date include 'Mindful Movement' (2020) and 'Sun//Rain' (2021). Both self-released albums, these works aim to provide accompaniment to people's movements and thoughts without intrusion. 'Sun//Rain' has been featured in Bandcamp's New and Notable, played on radio stations including KEXP Seattle, and has gained over 20,000 plays on Spotify.
Clariloops is influenced by a range of sounds: neoclassical artists such as Ólafur Arnalds, Max Richter and Brian Eno, 20th century composers such as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, and diverse sounds of music she loves, from instrumental hip hop and electronica to indie pop and rock.
Ruby performs on a Buffet R13 clarinet. Using a Piezobarrel pick-up, the signal is sent through her pedalboard and into a Roland KC-200 amplifier.
Pedal chain: TC Electronic Sub n Up, BOSS PS-6 Harmonist, BOSS RV-6 Reverb, Walrus Audio SLO Reverb, Earthquaker Devices Dispatch Master, TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper Pedal.
Other gear: Critter and Guitar Organelle, Hologram Electronics Microcosm