Review Fix Exclusive: Ayin Aleph Talks ‘Crystal Bell’

Review Fix chats with singer/songwriter Ayin Aleph who discusses her single “Crystal Ball,” as well as her goals for the future.

About Ayin Aleph:

Hollywood-based, but European raised, Ayin is at the confluence of classical music and heavy baroque, combining massive choirs and rhythmic and lead acoustic piano. With an extravagant personality, massive guitars, sophisticated bass lines, powerful back-beats, philharmonic accompaniment and magnificent compositions, a new dawn of rock has broken.

Ayin is a consummate performer; classically trained and renowned concert pianist; operatic vocalist; provocateur, poet, model and fashion designer Ayin Aleph is a ready-made brand. Combining Baroque style and composition with the driving force of modern band format, Ayin has created her own genre of music that is passionate and inspired.

Review Fix: How long have you been in the music industry and why are in it?

Ayin Aleph: From my youth.  By the time I was six years old I was performing classical piano on stage, and continued into my 20s.  I took a short break while acting in some French movies, then in 2000 I began composing my own pieces and put together my first band.  I was born into the music, it was coming out of me before I even knew what it was or meant. It’s who I am.

Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?

Aleph: I get very strong emotions, usually tragic, then I see a picture in my head and run to the piano and create the melody. Then I write lyrics that correspond to the theme and feelings of the music.

Review Fix: What musicians inspire you?

Aleph: On the classical side: Glenn Gould, David Oistrakh, Yehudi Menuhin, Emi Gilels. More mainstream: Freddie Mercury, Prince, David Bowie, Blondie, Nina Hagen, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Pantera, Tool, Metallica…

Review Fix: What was the inspiration for “Crystal Bell”? How was it written?

Aleph: Unrequited love. I loved a man and he threw my love away. It created tremendous suffering to the depths of my soul. That emotion was transformed into the music of Crystal Bell.

Review Fix: How would you describe your sound to someone who hasn’t heard you?

Aleph: It’s metal opera. Because many of the songs on the new album are operatic, lots of backing voices, lots of orchestration, then of course the heavy and progressive rhythms in guitar and drums, it’s metal opera.

Review Fix: Who do you think will enjoy your album the most?

Aleph: Anyone who loves big music in any genre

Review Fix: What are your goals for this album?

Aleph: I’d like to be well enough known to get the possibility and finance to turn what I’m working on now into a film/opera and well developed stage show.

Review Fix: How do you want it to be remembered?

Aleph: I’m in the process now of producing a short film based on one of the major songs on this album. My album has a message, in the music, the lyrics and the videos, and it’s my hope that fans will take their own journey and find that message for themselves. Then maybe I can be remembered as inspiration for a journey.

Review Fix: What’s next?

Aleph: Next, we finish filming this piece, wrap up the album and get to the business of getting it out there. I’m also getting more deeply involved in composing for film, so I have great work in that area.  Then I create the massive metal opera.

Review Fix: Anything else you’d like to add?

Aleph: Come to my Universe and be in Love.

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