12" Vinyl D
An intricate interplay between violin and piano on the debut album by Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer alias AVA.
AVA is Anna Phoebe and Aisling Brouwer - a classically trained duo who create ambient soundscapes based on intricate interplay between violin and piano. Both are professional composers in their own right; Aisling for film and TV and Anna for the Royal Ballet School (as well as a session musician for enormous bands and artists), but it is through AVA that the pair carve out their own musical identity in collaboration with each other. They are set to release their debut album Waves on July 12th - a deeply personal record written for those looking to find solace in a world full of unrest. As British citizens born and raised in mainland Europe, the musicians wrote Waves against a backdrop of a looming Brexit vote, the outcome of which was a devastating blow to the duo personally and cursed through their emotionally driven post-classical music. Their lead single of the same name, 'Waves' is the first cut from the album, written in a studio on the Kent coast, a mile from the white cliffs of Dover, and subsequently inspired by the vastness and unpredictability of the ocean.
Coming from mixed European backgrounds (Anna Phoebe is German/Greek/Irish and Aisling Brouwer is Dutch/Irish) and having each grown up moving around multiple countries, the pair respectively made Britain their home, meeting for the first time and writing together in 2016. "When Aisling and I started writing together, it was against this background of social and political turmoil - we were both trying to understand our identities within a country where we had built our lives" explains Anna Phoebe. [info sheet from distr.]