Precious, sparse indie folk from a French male-female duo who, as I recall, met in Paris, fell in love, then moved to a cabin in Finland where they recorded this, their first album. Either heartwarming or puke-y, depending on how you feel about that kinda thing. In case you're leaning towards the latter, I'll note that, content-wise, it's not ALL lovey-dovey-smoochy-smoochy -- there's plenty of darkness, anxiety, and existential dread to go around.
Close-miked acoustic guitars and breathy vocals serve as the base, with piano, harp, singing saw, strings, and lots of other stuff for color. Surely it has something to do with that album cover, but this sounds like the perfect soundtrack to holing up in a warm house, away from the ice planet hell that my city has become.
1. They Marry
4. I've Been Watching You
7. Merry Go Round
9. A Word in Your Belly
12. Christmas Soul
13. New Born Child
When I feel empty
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|Lullaby for the Working Class -|
I Never Even Asked for Light (1997)