In contrast to a previous reviewer, I have been following Ana's career for little over 2 weeks. Listening to The Verb on Radio 3 while driving home from a classical concert, I experienced one of those spell-binding musical moments of unexpected sheer entrancement. On this occasion the magic was wrought by Ana Silvera's "Salome", deep and moving poetry so beautifully sung. This track remains my favourite on the "The Aviary", but all of the others are strong songs worthy of inclusion, and show Ana's versatility to great effect. The album combines substantial lyrics with fine musicianship and exquisite singing; it is a superb achievement. Ana's videos on You Tube leave me wanting more, only a live performance will now suffice.