A.A. Williams

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Pre-Order - Release date : 29/10/2021

Artist : A.A. Williams
Album : arco
Label : Bella Union
Release date : 29th October 2021
Vinyl colour : Galaxy White Purple
Catalogue Number : BELLA1245V
Barcode : 5400863050979


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12” pressed on 140g ‘Galaxy White Purple’ vinyl with signed 12”x12” print and digital download code.

Never a musician to sit still, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist A.A. Williams focused her creativity on arranging - firstly, by stripping back to the most delicate bones on her ‘Songs from Isolation’ covers record in March 2021 and now with a complete reimagining of her own material as the four songs from her debut EP become ‘arco’.

Not many musicians have the ability - or indeed bravery - to rework a collection of their own full band ‘rock’ songs into a stringand-voice arrangement. A.A. Williams, however, is not like many musicians and the minimalism of Arvo Pärt and Gorecki has long since sat beside Vaughan Williams' folk-inspired classical work as important influences on her music. Indeed, the intention with the EP was for Williams to challenge herself by not retaining guitars and drums, meaning ‘arco’ had to be truly reimagined with a full string ensemble.

As Williams describes it: “The main focus of the arrangements is trying to maintain the authenticity of the original songs that, whilst embodying some of the more familiar elements of the full-band settings, draws focus on the voice.”

Conducting the ensemble of string musicians in the studio, A.A. Williams has evolved her own compositions with new instrumentation and arrangements, encapsulating the singular vision of a unique artist.

Genre: post-rock and post-classical

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