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The Two


The Two Self Titled Debut on iTunes since 01.24.2012.

"Jarre's guitar is as smooth as any familiar rock 'n' roll riff, Starck's raspy voice gives their music its magnetism"
The New York Times

"So intimate it feels like you're the only person they are singing to"
Nylon - 5 Favorite Songs of the Week

“...Ara Starck's beautiful alto with Jarre's intriguing tenor create a wonderful harmony on their gorgeous little love songs.”

“There is a lot of 60s British folk and acoustic pop influences in the music of “The Two” : Donovan, Nick Drake and a bit of Vashti Bunyan”
PRI’s The World

Seven years ago Ara Starck met David Jarre in Paris. She was a painter, he was a magician. Their meeting produced magic of another kind, crystallised today in The Two, a duo that weaves together its members’ atypical career paths, and melds their singularities in a shared intimacy.

The starting point for The Two was the song I Wanna Be With You Again ,the first song they ever sang together, early 2009. From then on Ara and David shut themselves away from the world, at home and then in an empty studio, to sing, write and record, fine-tuning a work that involved no other musicians and no producer.

On their debut album, Ara and David are seemingly rediscovering the magic of uncluttered melody, primary sound colours and simple words, all underlined with strength and elegance by their vocal harmony. As though improvised, The Two’s music speaks with a rare natural voice. All the songs are very direct and have the quality of enchanting rough sketches on which the voices of Ara and David imprint their singular charm, reflecting a shared melancholy and solitude. Whether they choose to sing in unison, or in Q&A, the songs tell the story of two people sharing a fascinating complicity, rich with a thousand affinities and an equal dose of turbulence.

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