2. The Harbour Song
3. Gardenias & Cigarettes
4. Notes from an Opera
6. Snow Queen
7. Coronation Dance
8. Letter from New York
9. All the King's Horses
11. Song for Daniel
12. Rainbows (Live)
"A stunning album...Silvera mixes
operatic and folk elements with magical storytelling"
The Aviary (2012)
The Aviary was released in March 2012 and was my debut studio album on the Karamel Music Collective label. I had recorded half of it in New York working with producer Brad Albetta and arranger and violinist Maxim Moston, and half in London with Ray Singer over the period of 3 years and features the ‘Hometown’ and ‘Manon’ singles, as well as a tribute to my brother, ‘Song for Daniel’.
PRESS RELEASE from 2012: Following her debut single 7" 'Hometown', recently launched to to a packed house at the Southbank's Purcell Room, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Ana Silvera, releases her long-awaited first album 'The Aviary' (Karamel Music Collective). Drawing on a love of story-telling and for the folk music she grew up with, Ana sings of deeply personal experiences alongside mythical and historical tales of romance and tragedy. Drama, complexity, exuberance, life, death - they're all here in the complex melodies and heart-warming, sometimes bone-chilling lyrics of this debut. The songs equally reflect on Ana's own eventful life for inspiration.
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6 - Arr. Maxim Moston 1st Violin: Maxim Moston 2nd Violin: Antoine Silverman Viola: Andra Voldins Cello: Anja Wood, Bass: Kuma Harada (except track 1)
Track 2 - Accordion: Anja McCloskey Bass: Brad Waissman Drums: Adam Falkner Additional vocals & Glockenspiel: Ray Singer
Track 3 - Accordion: Anja McCloskey Bass: Brad Waissman Drums: Adam Falkner Cello: Jon Cottle Track 5 - Banjo: Dana Immanuel
Track 7 & 10 - Violin: Antoine Silverman Cello: Jon Cottle Track 9 - Recorder: Helen Lloyd Violin: Antoine Silverman Upright Bass: Kuma Harada, Percussion: Ana Silvera, Ray Singer, Daniel Rejmer French Horn: Ned Westaway; Track 11 - Jon Cottle: cello French Horn: Ned Westaway; Track 12 - Recorded live at the Roundhouse Studio Bass: Kuma Harada Drums: Will Roberts
Tracks 1, 4, 5 & 6 produced by Brad Albetta & Ray Singer; Tracks 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 produced by Ray Singer & Ana Silvera
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6 engineered at 2nd Story Studios, New York by Stuart Lehrer
Track 8 engineered at 2nd Story Studios, New York by Alex Venguer; Tracks 2, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11 engineered by Daniel Rejmer at Miloco Studios. All tracks except tracks 8 & 12 mixed at Miloco Studios by Daniel Rejmer Track 8 mixed by Alex Venguer at at Ootermind Studios Track 12 recorded live by Dave Dix. All tracks mastered by Dave Dix.
Photography and design by Kate Keara Pelen. Etching of Birds an extract from Will Teather's work 'That's The Way To Do It!” Clothes: Beyond the Valley via Snow PR
Greatest thanks to the Singer family, Hannah Saxton, Jon Cottle, Maxim Moston, Antoine Silverman, Ryan Foregger, Kuma Harada, The Amanaska Foundation & Callum Simpson. Dedicated with forever love to Daniel. © Ana Silvera & Karamel Music Collective 2012
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