ashesLisa Saunders and Liv Mircea may be separated by an ocean, but that isn't stopping the determined duo from making big waves in the chill out / lounge genre with their downtempo musical project, Ashes and Dreams. Lisa lives in Winnipeg, Canada while Liv lives in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.

"It feels like Liv is always right there whenever we're creating musical ideas, recording, and coming up with our musical contributions to this project," says Lisa. Essential tools to divide the distance and master their melodies include Cubase recording software, file sharing services like DropBox, and near-daily emails. ?

Parted by an ocean, but connected by music, Ashes and Dreams has spent the past two years writing and recording songs for its debut, 12 song CD, Heart of Stone. The album includes a mix of serene, dreamy tracks and uplifting, soulful tunes, that are seamlessly linked by Lisa's warm, hypnotic alto voice and Liv's distinctive guitar work. From the military-inspired anthem "Left Right Left" to the laid-back title track, "Heart of Stone", Ashes and Dreams has its own undeniable style in the chill out realm.