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Life's a Beach,
This review is from: Beach House (Audio CD)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.