Ben Laver feat. Vian Izak - Save My Heart
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posted 05 Sep 2018 by Krister Axel
You can feel the different instruments undulating into and out of focus, like a boat on the water, moving with the tide.

It’s a stunningly sparse and open harmonic landscape, built with piano and reverb and a shimmering vocal delivery, along with a simple violin hook. The words and syllables crackle, it’s the slow-sway of a plaintive ballad: introspective and just a bit sad.

There is that restraint, that depth of theme that is the hallmark of a background in composition: doing more with so much less. I love this kind of orchestral fullness that is only a few layers deep. You can feel the different instruments undulating into and out of focus, like a boat on the water, moving with the tide.

Vian Izak is a South African American artist/producer who creates anthemic indie pop music and pairs it with the whimsical illustrations of his brother, Hein Zaayman, to create a multimedia experience for fans. British composer and performer, Ben Laver, has teamed up with Izak to release a brand new single titled Save My Heart which is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist