By the time she launched her solo project Aries in 2011, Spanish musician Isabel Fernández Reviriego had already staked out a solid career for herself.
She started off playing guitar and singing in punk teenage bands in her hometown, in the Basque Country. After moving to Madrid, she formed the Charades, playing a lighter brand of pop, heavily based on vocal harmonies. The group released a string of albums in the 2000s that ended with 2010's Revolución Solar. Reviriego started Aries in 2011, shifting musical gears into a more acoustic sound. With help from her sister Virginia on drums, the first Aries album, La Magia Bruta, was released in 2012 by long-running Spanish label BCore Discs. After another sonic change-up to a more electronic pop sound built around loops, samples, and keyboards, and similar at times to a sunnier Panda Bear, Aries jumped to La Castanya for album number two, 2014's Mermelada Dorada. The next Aries record moved even further into electronic territory while still featuring Reviriego's honey-sweet vocals and cheerful melodies. 2016's Adieu or Die was co-released by La Castanya and K Records. ~ Tim Sendra, Rovi