Alejandra Deheza finished the album SVIIB on her own after the death of her School of Seven Bells collaborator Benjamin Curtis. Clarke Tolton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, Oumou Sangare, Sigur Ros, Alejandra Deheza of School For Seven Bells Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Matthew Dear (left) and The Sight Below are two of the artists on Ghostly International. Matthew Dear, courtesy of Ghostly; The Sight Below, Bob Hansen/Ghostly hide caption

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Alejandra Deheza and Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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School of Seven Bells constructed the transporting sound of "Windstorm" to remind listeners of the mountains. Abbey Drucker hide caption

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