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Ayin Aleph

Formed: 2005
From: Moscow, Russia
Last Known Status: Active

Background

Ayin Aleph is a classically trained pianist and vocalist originally from Moscow. She began playing piano at the age of four, and at fifteen, entered the Conservatory of Moscow, where she continued to study piano. While there, she also began acting classes, and by the early 90's, had appeared in several films.

Aleph gave up acting to further her music career, and both taught piano and studied lyrical singing simultaneously in Paris. A few years later, she started recording demos, and worked with a young engineer to rework her classical arrangements to add a metal sound to them.

Aleph began production of her first full-length album, "Ayin Aleph I," in 2005. She served as author, composer, arranger, singer, pianist, and harpsichord player for the album, which was released to U.S. audiences in 2008.

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Ayin Aleph Releases "Crystal Bell" Video

Classically trained pianist, composer, vocalist Ayin Aleph recently released her operatic new single "Crystal Bell" via Elliptic Entertainment. Today, Ayin is finally giving fans what they've been waiting for by releasing an accompanying music video - a visually extravagant offering accenting the Baroque/opera-influenced metal style of the track.

The video for "Crystal Bell" was shot in Los Angeles over the course of three non-consecutive days. The video features three distinct locations, directed with the assistance of three different directors and cinematographers. Under the direction of Aying Alpeh, Denis Sobolev coordinated the group scenes, cinematographer and "Crystal Bell" video editor Gene Avakyan oversaw the glamour scenes and drone camera operation, and the underwater scenes were filmed with special techniques at the direction of Alex Sherman.

The song was "born in a moment of realization that we spend our lives searching for love while despising the ones who love us," states Ayin Alpeh. She adds, "The video marks a turning point of the visual and musical expression. Blurring the lines of fantasy and reality, the video portrays Ayin as an array of extravagant female archetypes - a sexy 50's pin-up character, an opera singer, a victim of drowning symbolizing love, a sexy vintage casino manager getting killed after a fight, and beyond. The video was shot in three days in Los Angeles with different cinematographers, notably because of the technical requirements of underwater filming and drone shots. Pulling together this profusion of elements with the amazing editing support of my drummer Shad Wilhelm was a challenging and tremendously rewarding experience!" More...

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