You can’t tell that Bella Union founder Simon Raymonde and Wisconsin-raised vocalist Stephanie Dosen didn’t even make it into the same room for this beautiful collaborative record as Snowbird, such are its dreamy, enlightening and angelic qualities.
‘Moon’ grew from the acquisition of a free baby grand piano from Gumtree, but there’s nothing shabby-chic about the end products on show. It’s slick, but sparkly, with layers of Dosen’s soft vocals wrapping you in their shimmer, forming as much of the rich foundation as the instruments.
There’s also a host of amazing musicians making an appearance, from the likes of labelmates Midlake, Jonathan Wilson, Lanterns On The Lake and Radiohead. Listen close and you can hear their influence lap against these enchanting songs, like the tide of a moonlit sea.
Words: Gemma Hampson
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