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Do Easy


Artist: Tasseomancy
Label: Bella Union
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 November 2016

Showcasing the versatility and range of twin sisters Romy and Sari Lightman, Do Easy proves beguiling in its simplicity. Whimsical melodies and feather-light production easily charm, invoking the likes of Eleanor Friedberger/Fiery Furnaces in their endearing (and beautiful) quirkiness...

Do Easy was written as a dead-beat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. It was created as a lamp shade of hope and of soft survivalism. It's a little trippy and all sorts of weird, but once you settle into their world you soon realise that you belong there and you probably won't want to leave as their rich, smooth voices envelope you.

I got a slight (and I do mean "slight") flavour of Kate Bush's vocals while listening to Tasseomancy. I really loved the album's opener 'Dead Can Dance & Neil Young' and while the album, on balance, is enjoyable, it never quite managed to keep my attention as well as it did with the first track - although there are more tracks that are worthy of your time. 'Missoula' is memorable, if a little twisted, while 'Do Easy' is haunting.

'Wiolyn' seems to be a homage to '80s pop. It opens with Kim Wilde's 'You Just Keep Me Hangin' On', before bringing up memories of Bronski Beat's 'Small Town Boy'.

The album contains 11 tracks (43 min, 52 sec) and if you're looking for something a little different then you may just have found what you're searching for here.


Nick Smithson

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