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bella union

blue vinyl 2lp + cd

Released: 10th Dec 2012


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2lp vinyl reissue of beach house's 2008 sophomore album, a striking record that brought more focus, depth, & warmth to their unmistakable sound.

tracks like ‘gila’ & ‘turtle island’ show that all the pair need to build a mood are their vintage-sounding drum machines, keyboards, & layers of legrand's womanly, velvety voice. beginning with ‘wedding bells’ which, with its fuzzed-out guitar, keyboard filigrees, harpsichords, & pedal steel, is one of the duo's most elaborate songs yet, ‘you came to me’ is a stunner, melding dark chamber pop ambience with lyrics that feel like they came from a surreal '70s am radio hit & ‘heart of chambers’ is downright soulful, with legrand's keening voice & swelling organs giving it a truly devotional cast.