Vanbur

It’s possible you’ve already heard the work of Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish in the cinema or your living room, seeing as the pair have spent the last few years working as prolific film and television scoring composers. The duos combined credits include BAFTA nominated film Pili and Netflix’s The Surgeon’s Cut as well as additional music cues for films such as Aquaman and The AlienistJessica has been a featured vocalist on productions such as Netflix’s film Lost Girls and Sky’s Little Birds. The pair have also scored advertising campaigns for brands such as Barbour, Levi’s and Bose.
The Bristol-based multi-instrumentalists produced their first record together under the name of Vanbur in 2019.  Human, came out in January 2020, a record rooted in moments of solitude and reflection, as well as the power of connectivity and unity.
Jessica’s haunting and ethereal vocals are at times in the foreground with dream-pop sensibilities, and elsewhere operate as an additional layer to the orchestration and instrumentation, to rich and emotive effect.
‘Human’ was met with critical acclaim, with placements in series 2 of Amazon’s Hanna, play listing on Spotify’s ‘Not Quite Classical‘ and ‘The Most Beautiful Songs In The World‘, and total streams nearing 3million.
Deutsche Grammophon singled out the duo to contribute to their compilation series ‘Project XII‘, and in October 2020, Vanbur released the single ‘Falling Colour‘, which was immediately added to Spotify’s ‘Classical X‘ playlist.
Vanbur are currently working on their debut album, and will soon release ‘Human Reworked’: a collection of reworks from artists including Mogwai, Katie Gately, Mafro, Alexandra Hamilton-Ayres and Oli. 
It’s possible you’ve already heard the work of Jessica Jones and Tim Morrish in the cinema or your living room, seeing as the pair have spent the last few years working as prolific film and television scoring composers. The duos combined credits include BAFTA nominated film Pili and BBC2’s upcoming series Scandal as well as additional music cues for films such as Aquaman and Netflix series The AlienistJessica has been a featured vocalist on productions such as Netflix’s upcoming film Lost Girls and ITV’s The Good Karma Hospital. The pair have also scored advertising campaigns for brands such as Barbour, Levi’s and Bose.
Now the London-based multi-instrumentalists are producing their first record together under the name of Vanbur. Today, we share Human, the first offering and namesake of their debut EP, a record rooted in moments of solitude and reflection, as well as the power of connectivity and unity.
Jessica’s haunting and ethereal vocals are at times in the foreground with dream-pop sensibilities, and elsewhere operate as an additional layer to the orchestration and instrumentation, to rich and emotive effect. The EP is both cinematic, and contemporary; influenced by Arvo Pärt, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sufjan Stevens and London Grammar alike.
Lead single Human’ grew out of Jones’ experiments around a vocal riff, which eventually became the basis of the chorus. “The production grew out of some layered vocal experiments which became a song about lighting a fire from within.” says Jones. “As the climate protests started happening in London this year, the song morphed into a piece about collective change, and the energy and power of many people uniting”. 
Written and recorded in their home studios, Vanbur’s debut E.P Human is a celebration of orchestral colours married with other-worldly electronic production. A stunning introduction to the work of two acclaimed musicians, who are just getting started. 

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Video Vidéo Hanna (sync)