this "mysterious" chicago based band is led by a man named dexter tortoriell.... well and that's nearly everything i know about houses. there's a mini bio about houses and it says this:
“I got laid off from my job at the end of last year and decided I needed a change. My girlfriend put in her two weeks and we moved out to a little cabin in Papaikou, Hawaii. It’s a pretty remote place outside of Hilo (i.e no plumbing/electricity/gas). We worked for meals during the day cultivating microorganisms and learning the basics of sustainable living. We drank showered and cooked with rain water. In our downtime, she would paint and I would record.
We’d have to light candles in an effort to save solar power to keep my computer running. We inspired each other a lot out there, and I think it shows on the album. The music comes from a place of love and ease. The video for Endless Spring was shot there in our spare time, and the music was sketched out loosely over the course of a few months. We just kind of melted into one person. We were able to keep our heads above water for a few months before we both went broke and moved back to Chicago. I put together all the arrangements and field recordings, and that became All Night. The album was pressed to vinyl on a vintage Neumann cutting lathe and then sent through a series of old analog mastering equipment. It then underwent a digital transfer. The idea is that everyone can hear the very first pressing of All Night. It’s a sonically intimate record and we wanted to capture that feeling in the production as well"
if you read this carefully you would not need a further description of the album, since that bio says a lot about the album. it's a bit poetic, a bit dreamy and most of all.... personal. don't think it's just another chillwave album.... no it's not. it's like a swooned mazzy star and a dreamy dntel mash-up. maybe it needs more than one listen, but once you love it, you don't wanna stop listening.
houses on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/sunhaus
similar artists: small black, memoryhouse, washed out, blackbird blackbird, teen daze
tags: chillwave, electronic
forthcoming album: houses - all night (october 19, 2010)
pre-order the album at the lefse records shop!!
01. all night
02. endless spring
04. rose book
05. soak it up
07. lost in blue
10. sun fills