Strange planes flying over me
already I've dreamed
I ask to myself
Till when will I be here?
Hidden shadows and faces that don't see
Eyes like torches looking at me,
is like walking on the moon,
Are you yet with me?
Maybe is the red light that follows me
Winter blues and foggy nights
Tears of the butterfly that never cry...
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LONDON BUENOS AIRES
alasVALS new Video
Sabias" or "FAS" a very short trip DnB by folktronica alasVALS.
The legend said that Walt Disney visited this park in Argentina in 1949
finding the inspiration for creating Disneyland.
Ths videos departs from the imaginary station of "Little Red hood" into
a trip of reality and fantasy.
fell in love with Lanzarote Island -Canary Island- she decided those
moon style landscapes would be ideal for alasVALS new dreamy music
video "Starfish dream" ( "Sueño de una estrella de mar") because
that song was partly composed at the island celebrating the amazing
landscape, the wind, the emptiness, the sun... Dedicated to our
inner child, when everything is possible.
alasVALS new Single
and ethereal with a contemporary touch, encompassing folktronic to
experimental and even classical music. It evokes uprooting, loss and
constant searching. Inspired by the great women that break moulds...
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brainchild of Argentinean singer songwriter Silvia Demetilla,
alasVALS are a folk/fusion alternative-tango collective based in
London and Buenos Aires. The core members joining Silvia are David
Aguirre –based in Argentina- who controls the programming and
instrumental arrangements, violinist Natalie Sedgwick – with her
beautiful and sensitive approach to the songs- and flute player
Therese Bann –who describes herself as “between classical, jazz,
world, ambient and anything in between as long as it's got soul” - +
guest musicians. Virtuoso percussionist and founding member Nando
Gómez sadly died in 2008, but his inventive use of eclectic
percussion lives on through their recordings, especially 2008's
“Felicidad Equidistante”, which is dedicated to him.
free download at Last FM
alasVALS use an eclectic range of instruments including violin,
flute, melodica, ocarina, synths, rainstick, Indian tablas and
odd percussion instruments, which are then mixed with electronic
samples and melodic beats. Switching between English and Spanish
the lyrics have a very delicate, clear voice, suited to the
poetry they sing and play. Their lyrical influences include
reflections on emigration and personal poetry about "inner
What is being
"Rather than adjusting to the
alasVALS - an
influenced by tango, trip hop, jazz and experimental pop - has taken and
transformed London's life influence in a creative way... This is not
only because sometimes they sing in English and Spanish, it is also
because their songs have something nostalgic and a winter feeling... A
for people that like
Portishead, Bjork or Regina Spektor".
Magazine El Colectivo- London
"alasVALS is a
group I’d like to play more from; their fusion of musical is surprising
and well-judged but above all very moving".
N Quentin Woolf- Xtreme East FM- London
"Truly one of
the one the most original and forward thinking Latin acts based here in
"Lonely but warm, just like a lost Latin American trying to find
themselves in the squalid streets of London. The fact is that distance
plays a very important role in this new –electronically gentle– music,
which has impressed both Latin American and local listeners. Distance,
or estrangement, then, has a curious effect: a kind of returning to
one’s roots but from a whole different perspective, adapted to an ever
surprising reality, full of unexpected novelties".
Entrevista a Silvia Demetilla por Tomás Yelmini
Diario El Sol
Lo argentino, objeto de deseo
Radio interviews and live
Londres Asi Radio UK oct 2010
Música sin Comprimir_ FM Ahijuna -
Resonance Fm London UK 2010
Resonance FM London UK 2009
in English -(listen)
FM Sur 88.9 Quilmes AR 2009
FM Sur 88.9 Quilmes AR 2010
G- Purple Haze AR -