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Hello friends. Today is my birthday so I wanted to share a song that somehow, someway captures where I am right now in my life. Memoryhouse’s “To the Lighthouse” is a song that embraces conflicting musical and emotional traits. The song is undeniably wistful and nostalgic. Its fuzzy and reverby synthesized production (people are going to tell you it’s chillwave but don’t worry about it) has the feel of a laser light show slowed down and invokes Carl Sagan’s The Cosmos. This nostalgia gives way to a melancholy in the form of droning guitar lines and impassive lyrics. Despite these overt fixations on lost time and washed out memories, a sense of hopeful yearning pushes through the haze. It’s in the bubbling synth line that doesn’t stop throughout the entire song. It’s in the somnambulating trip hop beat that never gets old. Mostly it’s in the vocals, which rise in subtle crests above the waves of lo fi instrumentals that saturate the song. “To the Lighthouse” uses its own malaise to create a stunning ode to memories, summertime, youth, and “the scattered sound / of time dispersing.”

Memoryhouse – “To the Lighthouse”

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Thanks to Victor for the recommendation.





klap
06.15.10
happy birthday old man

FelixCulpa
06.15.10
Happy Birthday Greer!

alachlahol
06.15.10
this song can be downloaded for free as a single from http://www.beko-dsl.com/. it's beko #13

alachlahol
06.15.10
there are a lot of good bands being promoted on that website by the way

Enotron
06.15.10
Happy Birthday man! Interesting track, I'll check out more from this band.

lobby
06.17.10
i heard the ep earlier this year, shit rules

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