Drawing Down the Moon
Historically regarded as 'dream pop', Fink and Taylor layer these gentle songs with cellos, harps, oboes, bassoons, bass and drums, creating sparse sounding songs that often contain some devastating wordplay about sadness and bitterness. The pair both have strong, silky smooth voices, and the songs range from being whisper like to almost haunting, recalling loss and love in a devastatingly beautiful manner.
After 6 years on hiatus, Azure Ray haven't missed a beat. Their dreamy, wispy, surreal songs still resonate with a gifted beauty, and the themes here are universally applicable to anyone with a heavy heart. Perhaps not the feel good record of the year, but an accomplished and stunning disc nonetheless.
For fans of: Sarah Mclachlan, Jolie Holland, Rilo Kiley
LP / Deluxe LP / CD / MP3