BAVOTA, BRUNO & ACDA, CHANTAL

A CLOSER DISTANCE (TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)

BAVOTA, BRUNO & ACDA, CHANTAL - A CLOSER DISTANCE 153670
Format:
1 LP
Release:
02.12.2022
Label:
TEMPORARY RESIDENCE
Kat.-Nr.:
153670
Barcode:
0656605339917
When Italian composer Bruno Bavota and Dutch songwriter Chantal Acda first met several years ago, they knew almost instantly that they wanted to make music together.

Bavota was already a fan of Acda's dreamy, orchestral folk, and in Bavota's intimate, picturesque piano compositions, Acda saw a potential for collaboration that was begging to be explored.

As it would happen, the inherent loneliness and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic would provide a most unusual opportunity to craft an album together - without ever being ion the same room.

Originally conceived as a brief two- or three-song EP, A Closer Distance is the result of a month of seemingly endless and effortless creative connections between Bavota and Acda.

Spawned from the opening piano phrase that became the album's title track, the nine songs that make up A Closer Distance were written and recorded by Bavota and Acda in their respective homes.

No stranger to long-distance collaboration - having worked with an array of artists from Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low to guitar legend Bill Frisell - even Acda was surprised by the ease and pace with which A Closer Distance came together: "This all came so weirdly natural.

It woke up a part of me that had been asleep for a while." Mostly built around Bavota's solitary piano arrangements and Acda's layered, ethereal vocals, the songs on A Closer Distance reflect the intimacy and tranquility of their conception.

It is a magical collection that connects to the listener with the same air of comfort and familiarity that inspired its creation.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. CONNECTING DOTS
  • 1.2. SIRENS
  • 1.3. STILL I
  • 1.4. CLOSENESS
  • 1.5. SLOWMOTION
  • 1.6. DAYS LIKE THESE
  • 1.7. HER EYES
  • 1.8. LULLABY FOR LOVED ONES
  • 1.9. EVERYTHING COLLIDES