Pia Silvi lives in North Devon in the UK, she is Anglo-Polish.
Her work is entirely self produced: she is composer, lyricist, solo vocalist, choir, instrumentalist, keyboard player, programmer, arranger, mixer and producer. She works alone in her woodland studio to create her inventive, singular, and wonderful sound. Her music is a window onto her rich imagination. She works instinctively and is an artist of real depth, a true 'creative' focused on her craft.
Pia's new album Ombra is out now and has been attracting great reviews:
On first listen, Pia Silvi's latest release continues down the mysterious and beguiling path of her previous albums. It is only after a few listens that the complexity, scope and dark mystery of her latest offering starts to reveal itself.
Beginning with the haunting Marina, it is clear that Pia has become more comfortable with foregrounding her ethereal vocals over the layers of rich, gorgeous sound that she has become known for, and the result is astonishing.
A more assured and confident album, Ombra also seems to be a more positive and life-affirming experience, as the second track Broken Head But All Mended Now promises.
Straddling worlds as diverse as ambient electronica, contemporary classical and hints of dance music, Ombra is an almost unclassifiable album that transcends generic convention whilst maintaining a powerful sense of purpose and integrity. Pia's lyrics on Ombra are typically startling and magical, evoking a long-forgotten mythical landscape that is somehow firmly connected to us all.
Qui Primum, the fourth track on the album, begins as a soundscape of echoed bells and evolves into a stunning vocal journey that both reflects Pia's diverse and fascinating musical interests and her determination to push the boundaries of electronic and classical music. The track is typical of an album full of quietly imaginative journeys which demand your full attention but are more satisfying with every listen. - Barnaby Welch, Bloomfield Mgt.
This is electronica but not as we know it! - A N