This album was recorded by Greg Sinibaldi (EWI and SuperCollider), Ryan Ferreira (electric guitar) and Ted Poor (drums). All themes were based on the poems' book called 'Ariel' written by Sylvia Plath, released postumante, because her private life was very troubled. and her suicide was carried out after she left bread and milk near the bed of her children, ingested a lot of narcotics and put her head inside the stove, with gas turned on. Realizing her writing themes, this was possibly her last and most melancholy poem. But Greg used five of her immortal works as the inspiration for his music: ‘Ariel’, ‘The Arrival of the bee box’, ‘Lady Lazarus’, ‘Wintering Cut’ and ‘Elm’.
Greg chose these poems and not only "translated them musically", he convey the sensation of the emotional charge that he had with each poem written by Sylvia. In this very sad book, you can clearly saw passages from something calm to obscure moments like in the song 'Arrival at the bee box'. Already in 'Lady Lazarus' and 'Lady Lazarus Part 2' the feeling of no future or no perspective ahead the humanity, is like in this excerpt from the poem: "Dying / Is an art, like everything else. / I do it exceptionally well". Her disenchantment with humanity is extremely evident in all the poems chosen by Greg.
Like the three songs mentioned, all the other tracks show an emotion that is incredibly consistent with the chosen poems, I even suggest that you read them before listen to this album, because all the emotions of Sylvia’s book can be perceived in a deeper way. Depressive moments are extremely dense and heavy, moments of doubt are puzzling and so the album goes on. This is a very interesting project and has managed to unite several different music idiomatics, creating sounds with an unbelievable cohesion!!! This album is available in digital format and in physical CD. Besides that, it has a special limited edition in Vinyl (300 copies). And to finish, I would like to say with all my sincerity: I loved this album because it surprised me a lot!!! So give yourself a chance to be surprised by 'Ariel'!!!