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.coastal.

costal

Halfway To You
[Words on Music, 2004]

Coastal’s music borders on reverent. restraint and simplicity are key to the overall sound. Smooth basslines, wispy drum movements, melodic, delayed guitar work, a delicate vocal presence, and subdued organ keys all combine to make the music flow with a relaxed simplicity that is truly beautiful.

Coastal is the hybrid of several musicians who have played out for years in their respective bands, yet have never really made the music they wanted to. Jason Gough has been involved in shoegaze style bands for several years (Lumiere, The Mantarays, Azure) and it was through such bands that he met up with Josh Callaway (Just Lucy). The two started to write songs together. Jason being heavily influenced by shoegaze and Josh leaning more towards slocore, a middle ground between the two styles was sought.

As their music developed, they soon enlisted Jim Harker (Stigma, The Melody Tree) to take on drum duties and occasionally play second guitar. With the main structure in formation and a sound of their own emerging, the three felt the music needed an additional presence. Luisa Gough came on to play keyboards and sing backing vocals to complete Coastal’s line-up. sacado del last.fm

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Realmente amo esta banda.
Para F. B. P. y M.

2 comentarios:

Frances dijo...

Este disco es realemente hermoso. In media res, desde Until you go to sleep, ya inicia el mood que persiste en todo el disco. Suena a nieve y azucar. =0)

Pedro Duro dijo...

Nieve y azúcar, eso es tener puntería conceptual. Diría incluso que el disco me ha sugerido escenas que sólo puedo definir como un orgasmo en proceso de congelación. Ya sé que contamos con desgarros tan deliciosamente hipnóticos y magistrales como Galaxie 500 y los primeros Low, pero cuando una obra sobresale por sí misma sus precedentes no la anulan, sino que la preparan.

Si los administradores me permiten la intromisión, me gustaría dejar un enlace al primer álbum homónimo de la banda:
http://www.mediafire.com/?6jiji2zojy9

Os felicito, esta bitácora tiene rumbos muy interesantes.