CiiVE (pronounced like "five" but with an 's') are an Australian design collaboration between Jacqui Hunt and Brian Conolly.
Jacqui Hunt is the well recognised voice of the pioneering electronic Australian trio Single Gun theory, who released 3 albums. She has also been in involved with various collaborations and has released an album as a solo artist. Brian's musical background includes the early days of post punk, and other spontaneous and lessor known art in computer music as co-founder of Lake that is now Dolby Australia. Together in CiiVE they merge their musical experience to bring a unique sound.
The duo also mix their skills in design, exploring, without boundaries, new products that follow a simple and beautiful philosophy of luxury and quality. Jacqui has extensive experience in fashion design, with an uncanny eye for the new and interesting. Brian contributes with a technical materials background, stemmed from his experience in performance apparel.
'Auraphonic' is the debut album from Jacqui Hunt, former lead vocalist with groundbreaking electronic ensemble, Single Gun Theory. From Kraftwerk inspired beats at one end of the spectrum, we travel through waves of melodic pop, uplifting strings and analogue motifs, arriving at slow soothing ambience. 'Auraphonic' is a contemporary work of remarkable breadth and colour about human relationships in a modern world of floating anxieties. At the heart lies Hunt's unmistakable voice - an instrument of timeless ethereal beauty.
Ben Aylward and Hiske Weijers make the Fabels duo, combining meditative pyscho electronica, eruptions of rotating grunge and fire, balanced between their two ethereal, and contrasting, voices. Ben's background includes heading up the indie pop trio Swirl. Hiske brings a Dutch influence into the duo, together with many years of solo, group and busking experience. Hiske's talent in painting rounds off the Fabels cover art. Fabels are well on their way to completing their third album, now under the Qusp label, with release marked for early 2019.