Filed under: This Month's Favs | Tags: A Broken Consort, Aes Dana, ALVA NOTO AND RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, Fluid Audio, Foel, Hope, Indra's Web, Jacaszek, Kreng, Leylines, Maps and Diagrams, Music for Falling From Trees, Pentral, Peter Broderick, Rena Jones, UTP, Zaum Vol.1
After the success of her 3rd solo album “Driftwood”, multi-talented musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer Rena Jones has spent the last 18 months refining and mastering her unique classical take on electronic music, using her new found confidence and inspiration to tell the world a magical musical story in her new full length album: “Indra’s Web”.
In Buddhism and Hinduism, Indra’s Web is a profound metaphor for the structure of reality, representing the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things, describing a rich and diverse universe where infinitely repeated mutual relations exist between all its elements and entities. Through her composition Rena creates a musical metaphor of this philosophy, exploring a concept of repeated modalities similar to that of Stevie Wonder’s “the Secret life of Plants”, presenting different, yet interconnected themes that repeat themselves throughout the album, making it flow as one unique piece of modern classical electronic music.
Filed under: Interviews | Tags: Aes Dana, interview, Leylines, Ultimae Records
We recently caught up with Vincent Villuis, the ethereal downtempo master we have all come to know as Aes Dana. Along with co-running the superb Ultimae Records, Vince has also completed his fourth LP ‘Leylines’ due for release 03.06.09. This is what he had to say….
Can you tell us about the new album Vince?
[ Leylines ] took 2 years to create, but I was not constantly working on the album. I always compose by fragments, a day, a night when inspiration is there. I like to build a song really “fast”, distance myself from it and then take more time to paint the details, the sub-harmonics, to develop the story and to mix what I want exactly. The artwork comes from my encounter with great visual artist Rodolphe Bessey with whom I’d done an exhibition, I asked him to use one of his photograms: these kid hands opened like a gift with complex circles inserted. I liked the strong photography – luminous and dark. I presented more of his works inside the cover and booklet. Our common taste for alchemic aesthetics made the collaboration more than fluid.