CiiVE (pronounced like "five" but with an 's') are an Australian design collaboration between Jacqui Hunt and Brian Conolly. Together they combine to bring an interesting cross section of both musical and product design experience.
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.
CiiVE Feather and Down
'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.
Armed with ballads nailed to trees in outback Australia, the Sydney trio of Ashley Thomson (Drums), Ken Archbold (Bass and Vocals), and Brian Conolly (Tenor Guitar) lay it down from the Qusp studio that also hangs the bands namesake Adam Cullen painting. Sadly missed after his passing in 2012, the music is inspired by Adam's grunge, following his endorsement to this mission in 2010. Currently in the recording studio with EP plans for early 2018.