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Alnilam takes its name from the middle star in Orion’s Belt. The word Alnilam means “string of pearls,” an ancient, poetic metaphor for the three bright stars that make up the belt, and an astral image that resonates with the unearthly quality of the band’s dreamy, atmospheric music. Indigo Sky, Alnilam’s debut album, contains ten songs singer-songwriter Elena Pinto wrote building upon Turkish composer Serhat Arslan‘s guitar pieces. Ranging from melancholic to uplifting, Alnilam’s music has a hard to define sound that has been called indie, alternative, dream pop, folk rock, and shoegaze. Indigo Sky was recorded and produced in Los Angeles, by Manu Jimenez, at Arimaka Studios, and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery. It features Elena Pinto on vocals, Serhat Arslan on guitars, Jorge Balbi Castellano on drums, and Ian Walker on bass. Composer Sandro Morales Santoro’s arrangements were performed by an impressive string quartet: Kathleen Sloan: first violin, Eric Boulanger: second violin, Andrew Duckles: viola, Evgeny Tonkha: violincello. The album also features Jordan Sommerlad’s back vocals on "Rise" and "When it Comes to You." Alnilam is a quiet treasure that softly radiates and glows, much like the star the band was named after. Inside their sound lies a haunting, enigmatic feeling…