Monday, November 15, 2021

Aspidistrafly - I Hold a Wish for You (2008)

Beautiful, earthy, texturally rich sounds from a Singaporean duo. Angelic vocals, shimmering drones, field recordings, plaintive acoustic guitars, reverberating keys, and feather-light percussion. My birthday was on Friday so I celebrated by going to the bar and drinking way more tequila than I should have, then I spent Saturday nursing an all-day hangover and, relatedly, a sprained ankle. Then yesterday I had some friends over and was given three bottles of tequila. Needless to say, I'm nursing hangover #2 today. I Hold a Wish for You made me feel less awful for a second.

Track listing:
1. Candlescape
2. Moonlight Shadow
3. Common Colors in the Air
4. Sampling Atmosphere
5. On the Summer Solstice
6. Porcelain Sky Wink
7. Sui
8. Endless Dreamless

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  1. Happy Belated Birthday, fellow Scorpion! And thanks for the music!

  2. Congratulations. On the recent birthday. Not the related complications. And thank you for doing this.

  3. Jeez, this is a lovely record. And belated felicitations on your birthday...