On September 14th 2020, Quilla released an electronic indie-pop album on her record label, Ritual Fire Records. Titled The Handbook of Vivid Moments, the album beautifully weaves elements of Quilla’s Latinx heritage with dance floor beats. This album uplifts listeners during a difficult time worldwide, and explores contemporary themes such as climate change and women’s empowerment. The album is available for immediate release on all platforms: https://orcd.co/
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Quilla’s third album was written and produced in her home studio and was created with support from the North Carolina Arts Council and the partnering arts councils of the Regional Artist Project Grant Program. Their support is gratefully acknowledged.
Music, lyrics, electronic production and mixing by Quilla
Vocal production by Quilla and Mike Garrigan
Violin on Track 5 by Kate Tobey
Mastering by Holger Lagerfeldt
Cover art by Marty O’Connor
“Mixing elements of heritage and genre in tune with body and space, The Handbook of Vivid Moments, the third record from Greensboro electro-artist, Quilla— the artistic persona from Montreal-born Anna Luisa Daigneault— serves as a vessel for expression and empowerment in a time of dystopia, laid amongst dance floor beats.”
“The Greensboro musician and producer emphasizes biological cycles, family relationships and women’s liberation in her music. And those themes stand out… [in] her most recent album, The Handbook of Vivid Moments. While the album features multilingual lyrics and ranges from dancehall beats to ethereal soundscapes, the electro-vocal tracks remain extraordinarily accessible. The welcoming groove is a product of Quilla’s thorough checks on audio quality.”
– The State of Things (WUNC)
Saturday Dec 19th, 2020. Quilla & Molly McGinn – Live Performance at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro, NC. See video on Youtube
Quilla was featured on the latest episode of Bit Rosie, a documentary series that explores the home studios and creative processes of women and gender non-confirming music producers around the globe! Bit Rosie is produced, directed and edited by multimedia artist, musician and scholar Adele Fournet.
Sagittarius was officially featured at multiple film festivals recently! See blog post below for the full list of festivals.
TV APPEARANCE | Quilla was on UNC-TV / PBS (Public Media North Carolina) on May 2nd, 2019, during “MUSE: The Arts Show” which also included segments on A/V Geeks and Art-o-Mat. View full credits here.