Collaborations and creative correlations are the key essentials to expand musical horizons and the duo "Corre" unifies both of those elements to an electrifying audio-visual experience. Their album "Form" was released via the small British indie-label Akira Records just a few weeks ago on the 20th October and is the first release of them. The name "Corre" [pronunciation: Koh-ra] derives from the word "correlate" and means "to have a mutual relationship or connection, in which one thing affects or depends on another." So it is the perfect circumlocution of the whole idea and philosophy of this project.
Video producer and photographer Hattie Ellis and the producer and singer-songwriter Henry Green, who are both from Bristol (UK) and a couple, founded Corre in March this year and are the creative minds behind all audio-visual content around this collaboration. Furthermore, the duo is not unknown in the indie and alternative UK music scene. Especially Henry gained in the last two years many attention through his two EPs "Real" and "Slow", and the hit singles "Electric Feel" or "Barcelona". The British music press praised the 22-years old musician for his songwriter qualities and his soulful, incomparable voice. With the music video for the piece, "Closer" released the couple also one major collaboration project in the last year.
Corre and the album "Form" are a bit of a contrast to their previous musical and creative works and the duo is more focused on the fusion of contemporary classical soundscapes with electronic music on this project.
This concept is reflected in the audio through a classical/electronic collision and in the visual pairing of natural, raw images with obscure overlays to inspire a creative response." - Hattie Ellis & Henry Green on their website about Corre.
Furthermore, it is also a visual correlation of synthetic and natural elements, and a coalescence into one exceptional artistic experience like in Hattie's videos or photos, which contrast the nature settings with effects and overlays. So the ethereal music videos for "Response" and "Aeon" capture brilliantly the whole idea of "correlation" and are the perfect visual continuation of the compositions.
Inspired and influenced by Nils Frahm, Max Richter and of course Ólafur Arnalds with their modern classical masterworks produced and wrote Corre the soundscapes for this album. Especially the looping piano, guitar or synth melodies are the main element of Corre`s instrumental sound and giving every track its atmospheric and electrifying radiance. Those little, minimalistic motives are floating on shimmering rhythms or booming basses (like on the piece "Refuge") to the climax of every track and building up so much suspense. The fusion of playful thick upright piano sound layers and powerful, bright synth dot motives like on the opening piece "A Spark, A Beginning" or the single "Response" truly coalesce into one exceptional artistic experience that combines for me the celestial, electronic hymns by Kiasmos with the conceptual crossover works of artists like Ed Carlsen.