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Ambient Duo Aurah Creates Musical Vacation On Summon The Sky

Ambient Duo Aurah Creates Musical Vacation On Summon The Sky

Los Angeles, CA (Top40 Charts/ LaFamos PR) Switzerland's best-kept secret, organica band Aurah, is releasing another mini-vacation in the form of their newest package, Summon the Sky EP. The record is a fluid mixture of stylistic vocals and dreamy soundscapes filled with relaxing and soothing textures. The multi-talented pair, multi-instrumentalist Judith Martin and Billboard chart-topping producer Marc Dold, have both shared significant success individually and as a group including nabbing copious movie scores. As they continue to gain exposure, Aurah consistently offers up ambient bliss.

While exploring the local music scene in their hometown, Marc and Judith were just wide-eyed teens when they met. Years later, both artists migrated to Boston to further their educational journey at Berklee College of Music. After establishing their roots in the U.S., Aurah composed the original film score for independent movies "Loving Annabelle" and "Sunset Junction." Their repertoire expanded showcasing tracks included in the blockbusters "Blood Diamond" and the Academy Award winner, "Little Miss Sunshine," among countless other films and hit television shows. As one half of the popular production duo Swiss American Federation, Marc Dold has scored two Billboard #1's and worked with music front runners such as Paul Van Dyk, Nelly Furtado and Basement Jaxx, to name a few.

Adding their special touch, Aurah opens the Summon the Sky EP with an alchemic departure to Bob Marley's original song "3 Little Birds." Infusing modern electronica and subtle elements of reggae, Judith and Marc compliment each other's voices behind textural guitars. "Take My Breath Away" follows with a compelling lyrical foundation, poetically conveying every emotion. Cradled by astral synths, Judith's sultry and airy vocals shine as she laments about being heart-broken and finally opening up to love. The EP's title track, "Summon the Sky" submerges listeners into a sonic stress-free zone. Transitioning from a soft, deep space sound, track 4, "Shine On," livens the mood with an upbeat groove. Translated from the Tibetan language to mean the circle of life, "Khorwa" is Aurah's fifth track on the EP and is infused with cultural drums and tribal chants. The EP's closing song "Pleasant Placidness" is a four-minute journey to mental freeness, just as the song's title implies. Complete with a minimalistic line-up of instruments, the song fully engages with a gentle, yet melodic strum of guitar chords and ethereal synths, while intervals of delicate vocals fill in the pockets.

Summon the Sky EP was produced by both Judith Martin and Marc Dold with additional acoustic drums by Blair Shotts. "It's been an adventurous time and we're back with music that excites us. With Summon the Sky we aim to take our listeners on a sonic ride exploring contrasts. Whether nature versus city life, falling in and out of love or just taking time out and staring at the sky, we hope the music will be a soundtrack to our listeners' own imagination," the duo said.

The collection of tracks on Aurah's newest release Summon the Sky invite listeners on an odyssey through soundscapes that illuminate the imagination. Keep up with Aurah at

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