I was listening to BEACH HOUSE in my kitchen this morning, and it served as the perfect accompaniment to my steaming mug of aromatic jasmine tea!
For the 36 minute duration I found myself floating inside a misty, autumnal bubble.
I was transported from the mundanity of my kitchen in to a world of misty riverbanks, dilapidated old chapels, deserted pebble beaches and slate-grey skies. In short, I resolved that I had just found the perfect soundtrack to the impending autumn season.
There is a TANGIBLE autumnal vibe to this quietly marvellous album. The tunes are set at a low temperature and rather etheriel, built on endearingly languid female vocals, beatboxes, echoing organs and a mournful slide guitar. One tune melts naturally in to the next, each with melancholy hooks that haunt the consciousness subsequent to listening.
The whole LP has a REMARKABLE vibe - the music has a distant, almost GHOSTLY quality. It is undeniably spellbinding. Many of these pieces are so captivating that they sound as if they were borne from the depths of a shimmering, frozen lake. Sublime.
BEACH HOUSE is a hauntingly lovely experience. Fall under it's spell as the leaves turn from green to red and we enter the most reflective season on the calender: AUTUMN.