Format: CD
Rel. Date: 12/02/2022
UPC: 4050538828856

Play Echoes
Artist: Hamilton-Alexandra Ayres
Format: CD

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Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres' striking 2022 album Play Echoes is a collaboration with Her Ensemble, the UK's first women and non-binary orchestra formed during the pandemic. Play Echoes is a profoundly meditative, beguiling collection combining classical instrumentation with electronic and electro-mechanical elements. The record, consisting of twelve songs, has it's origins in an intimate recording of a conversation between a three-year-old Hamilton-Ayres and her mother, parts of which appear in the innocently optimistic opener, 'Olympia'. From the vibrant, piano-led chamber music of 'London '92' and the more extravagantly romantic 'Stone Stairs' to 'Grenadine's' and 'Unbound's' rippling synths, the record summons an air of nostalgia both bitter-sweet and immersive. Confirming her as one of the most emotionally articulate and compelling composers of her era, Play Echoes represents childhood dreams come true and adult reflections made real.