"Initially delicate in tone and shape, there isn’t a moment wasted in Andrea Plamondon’s mission to make a monolithic melody out of “Nella Fantasia” in the new album Songs for Forever, and despite her urgency, this complicated piece of music comes into focus all too seamlessly. The same story can be said for the other songs in the eleven-part tracklist of Songs for Forever, all of which seem to flirt with different eccentricities within the classical music lexicon so many players have grown too intimidated by to really experiment with. There’s something ancient about what Andrea Plamondon is offering here, and yet it feels as relevant as ever in this presentation."
Only Eden is a pastoral art music film, which was shot with the original 16mm Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera near my videographers off grid ranch in Arizona. It depicts two solitary characters wandering in the wild, both of whom appear to be searching for something, but what that something is, is left up to the viewer to divine. Along the way the audience is treated to lush colors and expansive horizons. The title song speaks to how the world is not what it used to be, and was written and performed by Andrea Jean Plamondon and Connor Hutton, who has assisted Academy Award Winning directors Ridley Scott, Peter Pau and others.