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