As always, it’s an honor for me to be able to count on Carmen on the oboe and Susana on the cello, who create magic with their brilliant performances and build a great combination, both with each other and with the piano. The percussion adds the strength that the music demands at certain moments.
In this concert, Mar Cabello made her debut as a vocalist, and I hope this is the beginning of a long collaboration in the project. From the first minute, there has been a special connection, particularly in some songs like Stay, which seems directly composed for her voice. I hope to have her in future projects, both concerts and recordings. Bea was absent due to COVID and could not collaborate on this occasion.
I’m very happy to announce that ‘Hiems Aeterna’ is out now 😀
It’s available on streaming platforms (Spotify, YouTube Music, Amazon Music…) and for digital download (Bandcamp). Hard copies will be available [Update: available now!] in Big Cartel. I finally ordered a few copies and hope to receive them within this week.
It contains 12 tracks. Some of them are new compositions and some others are the studio versions of tracks contained in our previous live album En Directo 2015. Some are instrumental and some have vocals, either in English, Spanish or Latin (you can see the lyrics here). Tracklist:
Longing for Hope
Dreaming in Darkness
You can also see the lyrics and some info about each song in Bandcamp.
I hope you enjoy this release. Thank you very much 🙂
There’s been a long time without posting any news here. I would like to clarify that I’ve never stopped making music and hopefully I never will. The last post was from 2016 so let’s summarize a bit. Between 2017 and 2021 I could not dedicate time to this project for several reasons, I was finishing my music studies and I had some other personal and work issues I had to focus on that left me no time for anything else.
At the beginning of 2022 the band came together again to perform live in Madrid. It was announced on the Spanish site. The following months after the performance I was working on its video / audio editing. You can watch almost the whole performance in this YouTube playlist. And some pictures below, too.
The following months I focused on composing, recording, producing and mixing songs.
Now I’m very happy to announce that I’m about to release a new album. It’s called Hiems Aeterna (Eternal Winter) and it has been entirely recorded and produced in my home studio. It will contain new compositions and the studio versions of some of the songs contained in our previous live album En Directo 2015.
It will be released on digital platforms (Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube Music, Amazon Music…) on 30th January 2023. CDs are falling out of use. However, I’m considering producing some hard copies as well, for the people who still prefer CDs and maybe for promotional use. If any of you would be interested in hard copies, I would love to know.
Thanks for reading and stay tuned 🙂
Some pictures of our performance on 28 January 2022 (click to full size):
Aura Noctis live performance, january 28 2022. Wide shot
Susana Rico. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Olga – Aura Noctis live performance, january 28 2022
Carmen Ruiz. Aura Noctis live performance, january 28 2022
Sergi Perales. Aura Noctis live performance, january 28 2022
Bea Tierno. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Carmen Ruiz y Sergi Perales. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022. Wide shot
Ana Rey. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Susana Rico. Aura Noctis live performance, january 28 2022
Olga – Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Sergi Perales y Susana Rico. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Carmen Ruiz. Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022
Aura Noctis live performance, January 28 2022. Wide shot
We are glad to inform you that we have released a CD & DVD entitled “En Directo – 2015” (Live 2015). It features our recent performance in Espacio Ronda, Madrid, and includes 13 tracks, seven of them had never been released before. Our performance was 100% acoustic, by Olga B. García (grand piano & composition), Carmen Ruiz Revuelta (oboe, flutes), Susana Rico (cello), Rubén Gálvez (bendir), and Beatriz Tierno (vocals) . Tracklist and preview below.
If you want your CD signed, please buy via Big Cartel and ask for it in the order. Otherwise, we recommend to buy via Kunaki, where shipping costs are more affordable.
If you buy the DVD, please make sure to choose the correct format for your country, PAL or NTSC.
Recently we’ve been joined by Susana Rico, a professional cellist from Madrid with a background as a performer in the National Spanish Symphonic Orchestra, and Beatriz Tierno, who has been a songwriter for many years and now has taken over the leading vocals. We’ve got a really beautiful sound together with our great oboist Carmen, frame drummer Rubén and pianist Olga.
We performed live on April, 24th, in Madrid, playing some new / unreleased compositions along with some old songs with new arrangements. We will soon release a new album, meanwhile you can watch our performance on youtube:
It’s a compilation including 41 tracks, featuring female artists & projects in the worldwide alternative underground, in genres like darkwave, ethereal, ambient, neofolk, etc. Project is dedicated to Sidonia von Borcke and women in contemporary underground & alternative music. I was invited and participated with my song “Esperar la Esperanza”. All proceeds from the purchase of this compilation will be given to the Polish charity foundation Koci Pazur – Cat’s Claw. More info & available in Bandcamp.
Recorded and mixed by Aura Noctis jul-oct 2012. Mastered early november 2012 by Frederic Chaplain. Released by In The Morning Side Records. Cover artwork and layout design by Phlegeton Art Studio. Front cover image based on the work “Hope” by G.F.Watts.