A Sun Coloured Shaker
big scary monsters
Marking both a thematic accompaniment and a follow-up to their acclaimed 2016 full-length, this EP explores new musical and lyrical ideas and represents a band continuing to progress their own developing and maturing songwriting.
Where yndi halda have previously worn the mantles of “instrumental” and “post-rock” music - especially with their 2006 debut Enjoy Eternal Bliss - their recent movements have occupied considerably broader territories. The closely-crafted vocal harmonies and new musicalities of ‘Under Summer’ have been continued in ‘A Sun-Coloured Shaker’, but their form is now embedded into a symbiotic world in which a love of true songwriting, meticulous post-classical arrangement, contemporary indie, choral music, and transcendent longform structure coexist. The band themselves reference inspirations as unexpected as Alice Coltrane, Akira Rabelais and Lonnie Liston Smith.
- A Sun Coloured Shaker