The unpredictable, dark and dreamy soundscapes that Morfine produces are, above all else, an expression of her innermost thoughts. Her songwriting blurs the boundaries between electronic and pop music, making use of her own unique vocals, alongside melodies dripping with melancholy and steeped in avant garde FX.
Estelle Morfin’s own musical journey began in the south of France, at an early age. Her first love was classical music, and she grew up playing the harpsichord and chamber music in a French Conservatoire. In parallel, she developed a fascination for synthesizers and electronic music production. A move to Paris in 2013, as the city began a cultural revival centred on nightlife and music, put her in the perfect place to feed this growing passion and to develop her own productions.
After cutting her teeth on remixes and self-releasing her early work, she released her first EP in 2015, “AOTH” (Affairs Of The Heart) on Goldmin. Like all of her music, it was an emotional and deeply personal work. On the back of positive critical responses, she began to play more gigs in venues in and around Paris and across France, from iBoat to the Nova Mix Club.
Behind the name Morfine, many separate lives exist. As well a producer and DJ, she’s also a seasoned music journalist, writing for sites such as the renowned french electronic music magazine TSUGI. She’s continued her academic exploration of art and music while in Paris, completing a Masters in Arts and a Master in Musicology whilst working and continuing to play and make music.
In recent years she has also developed her musical alter ego Roman Delore, exploring techno with an ambient bent as both a producer and DJ. She holds down a monthly residence on Rinse FR and has also become an increasingly visible member of the Paris’ renascent club scene, playing at Concrete and Le Trabendo alongside gigs further afield, such as Mutek in Barcelona.
In 2019, she was awarded the top prize at INASOUND, a contest run by the prestigious INA-GRM sonic research group. Her electronic, experimental composition won plaudits from the awarding judge, legendary electronic innovator Jean-Michel Jarre.
Morfine is currently working on her debut album. More to come !