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From underneath a pile of composition & music theory books, two musicians found a common place for creative inspiration to initiate. Aislyn is a duo consisting of Sofia degli Alessandri and Ian Hultquist who have been working together since meeting in Boston, MA. Now based out of Brooklyn, NY, they have released a debut self-titled EP, as well as making their live debut in May 2010, in New York City. Spawning from a common interest in film scoring and electronic music, their earlier pieces began to take form as Sofia started experimenting with some instrumental music and film score cues. Meaning “dream” in Gaelic, the name Aislyn was derived from a short animated film where, they worked together on the score as their first collaboration. Sofia worked as composer, with Ian as her producer. This started a writing partnership which led to the band forming. The music of Aislyn has been referred to as “cosmic-pop-noir”. While their songs may not resemble the happy-go-lucky works of Ian’s other project, Passion Pit, they still retain a sense of electro beat, but with a darker undertone. As well as continually creating new music, the band has been exercising their production muscles by way of remixes. Working with artists like Freelance Whales (in which their remix was attached to the band’s 7” single of ‘Generator ^ Second Floor’) Neon Indian, and most recently Tokyo Police Club, Aislyn’s music has been making their way around the indie music scene in more ways than one.

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Wednesday, March 16