Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and vocalist/violinist Wendy Bevan have just released their second album, Astronomia II: The Rise of Lyra.
The album features instrumentals they say are inspired by the universe. The two, being on separate continents, say the tracks were made as a direct response to the sadness and turbulence of the past year. Nick Rhodes lives in London and Wendy Bevan lives in Los Angeles.
Rhodes said, "It was the intrigue of the unknown that steered our project, each soundscape creating a new terrain leading to the next. Throughout the last year, writing and recording the Astronomia compositions was a real lifeline for Wendy and I, it gave us both a sense of purpose during the bleak times and it became our diary echoing every mood and feeling we had as the days passed by."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]