Bethany Ley

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Bethany Ley  (previously known as STANLÆY) is an independent multi-instrumentalist based in Bristol, known for her versatility as a producer, composer and vocalist. Bethany’s sonic world circulates intricate arrangements informed by her eclectic musical background as both a classical viola and piano player, and an avid producer,  creating “sublime twilight electronica” (Music is My Sanctuary).

Inspiration stems from the textures and harmonies of Indonesian Gamelan, Debussy, and Alice Coltrane to the contemporary voices of CocoRosie, Aphex Twin, and FKA twigs. The combination of virtuoso arrangements and intriguing granular sound design comes together to create an otherworldly and hypnotic sonic landscape, one which is both ethereal and intimate. Recently Bethany composed the strings for the forthcoming  Ishmael Ensemble  album, released later this year.