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a lily


blank editions

limited edition lp + 'preorder only' hand written lyric postcard set + download

Released: 31st Aug 2018


Based in Brighton, UK, & bringing together influences as diverse as ambient drone, delicate indie-folk, pop songwriting, electronic music & modern classical, A Lily is a solo project with a far-reaching net.

Though the main body of composition is based on guitar & voice, Vella's list of instruments performed also includes banjo, cello, organ, xylophone, an ancient Chinese harp named guzheng, & drumkit, amounting to subtle & intelligent arrangements, heavenly textures & a more song-based approach to the work he is best known for. A few contributions from Vella's friends also grace the record: Mercury Prize Nominee C Duncan lends lush choral vocals to ‘Banana Moth’ & (yndi halda co-founder) Daniel Neal performs violin across several pieces. "A cascading landscape unfolding in time lapse that’s their little world & theirs alone...Beautiful, flowering, conscious...A magic soundworld." - Tiny Mix Tapes.



  1. Banana Moth
  2. Paint Me With Your Blood Again
  3. I Heard The Well Rope Sing
  4. A Swimming Shoal
  5. Mbira Heart
  6. It's Getting Late, You Know