Polaroid is a snappy 6 track Jazz a cappella EP about streetlamps, fireflys, endings and beginnings. Recorded in 2 short weeks in Leiden, Vivienne Aerts (Netherlands) teamed up with Australian electronic producer Geoff Baker. Using her voice to the limits, Vivienne layers 40 vocals on a single song, mimicking basses, trumpets, strings and whole choirs. Swinging along the rhythm are finger clicks, hand claps, foot stomps and matchbox snaps. The vivacious energy and beauty of the songs leaps out from the first moment of this work.
Released in November of 2009, Roofgarden is Vivienne’s first solo CD. It features seven original songs of her own hand, which she sings accompanied by a cast of musicians that includes some of her usual collaborators. Roofgarden is recorded and mixed by Bas Kisjes (2009) and Remastered by Geoff Baker (2011) Voice: Vivienne Aerts / Guitar: Jeen Rabs / Bass: Bas Kisjes / Drums: Niek Woesthuis / Horns: Coos Zwagerman
Why do we play answers, is written by Vivienne Aerts and played together with Angelo Gregorio. It’s recorded in Bruxelles during Viv’s European tour and it contains Voice, Sax and Live Loops all resulting in an incredible grOOvy tune.