Phoenix-based and local economy promoting Yab Yum Magazine celebrates ‘art and music as a means to enlightenment’. As it turns out, they find the new Fervor release Coloratura (Anna Vivette) to be on par with those ideals.
Last week, head editor Carly Schorman was on site for the big debut inside Scottsdale’s contemporary art space, the SMoCA lounge and a few nice things to say about it.
She describes the event as ‘otherworldly’ and cites the unexpectedly engaging opera element of the performance as a big part of it, along with the uber chic interior design of the venue (which is actually an art installation unto itself).
Check out the entire May issue here- and notice Fervor gets more than one shout out this time (Fayuca review included!)…
This week, journalist Anthony Sandoval of Phoenix’s leading alternative press publication sat down with Fervor’s Anna Vivette to discuss art, music and the communities that thrive with them.
Anna’s debut album is launching worldwide on Tuesday April 24th, with an exclusive performance and party to follow two days later inside the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) on Thursday April 26th in conjunction with the weekly ArtWalk.
The release, Coloratura, features an unusual mix of classical operatic vocals with a dark, edgy electronic production element.
Album artwork was designed by master printmaker Shahrokh Rezvani (who’ll be there to sign prints), and was co-written by Jeff Freundlich and Marilyn Manson’s touring bassist, Andy Gerold.
Read the full article on the New Times’ online blog, Up On The Sun, and check out the soundcloud sample of album cut “Illusions of the East”
Bilingual-Reggae-Punk Act Joins Kommon Measure, Cesar Chavez Duran and Mariachi Fuego del Sol May 5th In Downtown Phoenix
Scottsdale, AZ 4/16/12– Arizonaʼs own Fayuca have been spreading their progressive So-Cal sound across the Southwest non-stop since the beginning of the year, and are capping off the pleasant-weather season with a festive Cinco de Mayo show at Phoenixʼs premiere venue, The Crescent Ballroom. Theyʼll be joined by the celebrated Cesar Chavez Duran and Mariachi Fuego del Sol as well as fellow reggae-rockers, Kommon Measure.
The proactive group has had a busy year so far. Between signing with indie label Fervor Records and receiving numerous honors, including the 2012 High Times Doobie Award for Best New/Underground Artist, theyʼve not had much time to relax. When not on the road, theyʼre in the studio with platinum producer Ralph Patlan (Megadeth, Jamie Foxx) working on their 4th studio release, which is due to drop in the Fall.
At the show, Fayuca will be performing material from their previous albums like fan favorites “Dirty Girl” and “Shoot It Up”, as well as previewing some of the new material that will appear on the upcoming Fervor Records release. Rumor has it that there might even be some special guest appearances from support act Cesar Chavez Duran and Mariachi Fuego del Sol.
Stop by the merchandise table to see Fayucaʼs new tees from Tempe-based clothing boutique, Noctis Threads. Designs are available in both menʼs and womenʼs fits.
Tickets for the event can be purchased directly from the Crescent Ballroom (308 N. 2nd Ave) for $5, available to guests 21+. Doors open at 7:30pm and performances begin at promptly at 8pm.
RSVP on the Facebook event page for updates as the show approaches.
For more information on the band/label, please visit the Fervor Records Fayuca artist page
Photo caption: Fayucaʼs Cinco de Mayo 2012 show poster (photos by Robb Castro)Read More
New Fervor Records Artist Performs Selections From Debut Opera-Electronica Album Inside Scottsdale’s Contemporary Art Museum
Scottsdale, AZ 4/9/12– Visual artist and classically trained vocalist Anna Vivette has been a fixture in fine art circles for a few years creating mixed media monotype pieces, some of which are included in the permanent collections of Billi Jo and Judd Herberger, as well as the Dodge Theater. As a lyric coloratura soprano, Anna has performed arias for world-renowned figures, including architect Paolo Soleri at the dedication of the Soleri Bridge on the Scottsdale Waterfront.
This month her debut album, Coloratura, is scheduled for a worldwide launch on Tuesday April 24th with Fervor Records. The official CD release party follows a couple days later with an exclusive performance inside the SMoCA lounge.
The album, named for her specific voice-type, is a juxtaposition of Classical vocals, Trip-Hop and Electronica, co-written with accomplished composer Jeff Freundlich and Andy Gerold (My Darling Murder, Opiate For The Masses, and currently the touring bassist for Marilyn Manson).
Often compared to the “Diva Dance” from the film The Fifth Element, Coloratura speaks to not only opera-lovers, but also fans of Ambient, Downtempo, Trance and Ethereal Wave Electronic music. The sound could be described as Portishead meets Enigma meets Sarah Brightman.
Vivette’s album cover features artwork by mentor and master printmaker Shahrokh Rezvani of the Rezvani Workshop, where notable artists like Dale Chihuly, Fritz Scholder and Arthur Secunda have maintained a long-term working relationship. Shahrokh Rezvani will be in attendance at the event signing prints.
SMoCA (Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art) is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, just off of 2nd Street and Drinkwater. The event (and all the adjacent galleries) will be free and open to the public that night, Thursday April 26th, in conjunction with the weekly ArtWalk.
SMoCA lounge doors will be open from 6:30-9pm, with a 7:30 performance and a cash bar. DJ Matty will be tending to the decks for the duration of the party.
Photo caption: Event poster w/Coloratura album cover feat. Shahrokh Rezvani artwork
Fayuca has just returned from another I-10 express mini-tour over the weekend.
They hit Tucson’s Plush on Friday, El Paso on Saturday, then cruised into Phoenix on Easter Sunday to play a show at the Crescent Ballroom with Grammy-winning Latin-funk band, Grupo Fantasma.
New Times Up On The Sun blogger Anthony Sandoval was there to check it out and had a chat with the Fervor Records artists about that classic adage ‘the show must go on’.
Fervor Records Latin-Reggae-Rock trio Fayuca recently traveled across the Southwest, playing shows in AZ, NM, TX and CO, including SXSW in Austin. One of their Colorado stops included a festival put on by sponsors Silver Surfer Vaporizers, who recently built a studio in the mile-high city and invited Fayuca to perform one of their fan favorites for the camera.
The tune, Dirty Girl, is from a previous studio release and remains one of the most beloved songs in their catalog, with more airplay than any other track.
Gabe, Raf and Cisco are known for their fierce live performances, which are consistently tight from venue to venue, and from the studio to the stage.
Leading reggae-rock news source, ThePier.org got a hold of the video and posted it on their home page today. Have a looksey!