Wednesday, September 29

houses - all night

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.
8/10 (fk)

houses on myspace:
similar artists
: small black, memoryhouse, washed out, blackbird blackbird, teen daze
tags: chillwave, electronic

forthcoming album: houses - all night (october 19, 2010)
(lefse records

pre-order the album at the lefse records shop!!

01. all night

02. endless spring
03. reds
04. rose book
05. soak it up
06. medicine
07. lost in blue
08. wash
09. sleeping
10. sun fills

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