Anneke van Giersbergen & Agua de Annique
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The project was announced 2007-06-05, the same day that both The Gathering and Anneke van Giersbergen issued separate announcements that van Giersbergen would leave the band in August.Read More...
She and her new bandmates laid down some basic tracks for the first album at the Waterfront Studios in Rotterdam and recorded overdubs at The Void in Eindhoven, as well as in the comfort of her own home studio. Several of these songs have been made available on the band's official web site. A track, Ice Water, has been said to feature a string arrangement by Jeffrey Fayman. Additional vocals for the track Lost and Found were done by Kristin Fjellseth, who also wrote the track Sunken Soldiers Ball. Heleen de Witte is said to play flute on unspecified tracks while Timothy Conroy provides some trumpet work. They released their first album called "Air" at the end of 2007, mixed by Jon Anders Narum.
For the week ending 7/02/09 (first week of release), their second album Pure Air entered the GfK Dutch Charts at No.42, her highest ever chart position.
A third album, titled In Your Room, is scheduled for a release October 30th, 2009.