The Great Escape
F&Velin experienced multiculturalism from a very early age on a micro/macro scale, and they are truly fascinated by how migratory movements and nomadism shape our world. The question of potential loss or enrichment of identity through multiculturalism is being asked, embodied in this symbolic photographic travel journal. The viewer becomes a witness to the journey of a paper craft crane family beyond frontiers, natural and industrial spaces, communication barriers, and diverging spiritual beliefs.
The Waste Land
A symbolic study of our consumers society. Always in hurry, technically hyper connected, emotionally disconnected, divorced from the urgency of now. Unforgiving to our natural resources, environmental issues recycled and left unsolved. One asks what kind of future lurks in the shadows?
Are the spaces we travel real or unreal? Are our eyes and minds truly tuned to the energies of our environment? To transcend the common, F&Velin, by combining techniques such as in camera movement and long exposure, abstract the obvious to offer to the viewer a dive into the unseen dynamics of everyday places.
Light and shade have their own stories to tell, music its own mysteries to unfold. Music is the actual genesis of our artistic journey.” F&Velin
LOST IN MUSIC
For F&Velin, music is akin to free diving. A breath, a dive in the heart of an ocean of sound, body and soul harmoniously tuned to vibrating freedom and the energy of natural elements. A dance of grace, textures, polyrhythms, enshrouded by a symphony of silence, one’s heart beat the conductor. Rhythms floating, gliding to unknown territories, counterpoints and clusters of colours and emotions. A chance to look at the world from an ever in motion vantage point. Everyday new riffs, melodies, chords, sounds, atmospheres, and lyrics are being born; waiting to be shaped into a story to be told.
The Music Lab
The music lab is a place of freedom, always allowing for experimentations without boundaries, sounds and rhythms of the intimate and the extravert romantically entangled. Time spent in the studio is a secret path to an infinite reverie, embroidering in whispers of impressionistic touches effects drenched guitars with soulful vocals to carve out sophisticated soundscapes, as heard on their record F&V | Shivers Included.
F&Velin love playing on stage. Live performances are a natural balance to studio time soliloquy, the stage a catalyst for the interweaving energies of performers and spectators, and a time when laughs and cries, passion and sorrow, light and dark, are turned into an improvised dialogue of immediacy and intimacy that never grows asunder. They were warmly welcomed each time they played at the iconic Troubadour in London, a stage that has been graced by many of their musical heroes (Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, Charlie Watts to name a few).