Jessica Chapnik Kahn is not interested in being a mere mortal. After years of mortality she decided to give birth to something else. Herself. As Appleonia.
Born in Argentina and immigrating to Sydney as a child, Jessica Chapnik Kahn has spent time playing and singing in Australian bands including Sarah Blasko, Old Man River and Ben Lee among others.
Fans can expect 2 releases from Appleonia in 2013. “Despite The Gods” is a soundtrack album composed in collaboration with musician Nadav Kahn. The record is based on the score written and performed by Appleonia for the feature documentary “Despite the Gods”, a biopic of Hollywood’s prodigal daughter Jennifer Lynch (daughter of cult director David Lynch). The album is a dreamy Indian inspired landscape, featuring guest appearances by Australian musicians including Craig Nicholls from The Vines.
The second Appleonia album due for release in 2013 is titled OH and is a collection of songs written by Jessica featuring a number of producers and collaborators. Drawing from indie pop/folk traditions and electronic music worlds, OH is a dreamy insight into the beginnings of the Appleonia landscape. Fellow musicians such as Ben Lee, Jimmy Tamberello (Dntel, The Postal Service), Ian Ball (Gomez), Nic Johns (The Motels), El May and others came on board to contribute to Appleonia’s debut record.