Reality can be daunting, perplexing, and irritating... yesterday’s release of a few escapist albums offer relief from the infectious murky juju that the monotony of everyday life can bring. Try not to pinch yourself too much while listening to these collections, as you’ll likely get lost under their enchanting power and wonder “am I in another sequel of The Neverending Story or am I dreaming?” The merciful dimension of music extends yet even more magic to our ears through the latest reverie-like works from Jess Williamson, Beach House, and Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert.
The central theme of Jess Williamson's third album reveres the eternal euphoria of falling in love. The work consists of minimalist instrumentation, and elegant lyricism that create a deft, passionate folk quality. Williamson’s voice is full of philosophical awe and emotion, while the lyrics venture around poetic ruminations like “love in the afternoon, love in December, love when I can’t go on.” The album evokes a curiosity to explore consciousness in its fullest, embracing amorous unity within nature and in relationships.
Below is "I See The White"
This two-piece rock dream-boat never fail to create a transfixing sound. The new album embodies a disarray of hypnotizing scenes and melodies, with transcendental lyrics like "sunshine in your hair / comes in rainbows and leaves a gift.” This collection is a fantastical journey that promotes a sense of invincibility, with a supernatural-sounding symphony comprised of rapturous vocals, a trance-like organ, occasional interludes of bells, violins, and spell casting synthesizers. There’s no cherry picking songs out of this collection, each individual piece is its own unique experience that would be a sore mistake to skip to the next track.
Below is "Dive"
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert
Album: Here Lies The Body
Below is "Party On"
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