credit: Alba Yruela
Aries is the solo electronic project of Isabel Fernandez, known as a composer and recording artist in band Charades, touring background vocalist for Delorean, as well as for her singing on Cartoon Network’s "Adventure Time". Isabel has been disobeying music all her life but it was in 2011, when she started her solo career, when we discovered that inside her head there was a melodic, kaleidoscopic, punk and unpredictable universe. A world in which Brian Wilson –in the melodies– and Leon Tolstoi –in the law-breaking final message– could happily walk hand in hand dancing to electronic rhythms. She called this personal project Aries (her zodiac sign) and under this identity she has already produced four albums. The latest one, “Juramento Mantarraya”, released by Spanish label La Castanya and K Records, is full of beautiful melodies, seemingly convoluted but at the same time very simple, where violins and flutes are mixed with abstract sounds. Aries creates an orchestra that generates an exciting mixture of free-jazz, soul and folk rhythms, melodies from the girl groups of the 60s, sunshine pop and experimental electronics.
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