Former THE GATHERING singer Anneke van Giersbergen will release the debut album from her new band AGUA DE ANNIQUE, entitled "Air", on October 30 via The End Records. Currently available for streaming on the band's official web site (in the "Listen" section) are two full-length tracks — "Day after Yesterday" and "Beautiful One". A "beautiful" animated music video for the song "Day after Yesterday" is also in the works.
"Over the last 10 years I have turned many dreams and experiences into songs," Anneke previously said in a statement. "I started recording a selection of the very personal ones during the past six months. We've laid down the basic tracks at the Waterfront Studios in Rotterdam and recorded overdubs at The Void in Eindhoven, as well as in the comfort of my own home studio. I'm excited to send these songs off into the world and share them with [everyone]!
"I have formed a band called AGUA DE ANNIQUE to help me voice these songs. We will release an album called 'Air' in the fall of 2007.
"Besides the wonderfully talented people in the band, a few of my friends will make appearances on this album. The lovely Kristin Fjellseth will sing additional vocals, Jeffrey Fayman has made a string arrangement for a song called 'Ice Water'. Heleen de Witte plays the flute and Timothy Conroy provided some killer trumpet work. The album is mixed by Jon Anders Narum."
AGUA DE ANNIQUE is:
Anneke van Giersbergen - Vocals/Piano
Joris Dirks - Guitars/Vocals
Jacques de Haard - Bass
Rob Snijders - Drums
Anneke van Giersbergen's final appearance with THE GATHERING took place on August 4 at the Ankkarock festival in Finland.