Lavender Child is an amazing Toronto artist who uses ethereal dreamscape creations to inspire listeners to reconnect with nature, community, and themselves.
Her new single was recently released, it is from a forthcoming album. Personally I can’t wait to hear the rest of her stuff, she has an amazingly clear and beautiful voice.
“Happy Illusions” comes from my upcoming album Reflections which revolves around those moments of self reflection where you ask yourself, how am I contributing to this world? How are my actions influencing the environment and the people around me?
Such an airy ethereal sound from Lavender Child, her soaring vocals take you back to the hippy dippy days of 1967. Ahh such memories. Or then again it could be the video, so dreamy and at one with nature.
All in all a beautiful single from Lavender Child. Happy Illusions
Track Credits: Composer – Lavender Child Arrangers – Lavender Child, Paul Barton, Liam Cole, Brendan Moratz Producer – Kyla Charter Recording & Mixing Engineer – Phil Spencer Assistant Engineers – Bryn Besse & Sarah Gribeauval Mastering Engineer – Reuben Ghose Drum – Liam Cole Bass – Brendan Moratz Guitar – Paul Barton Violin – Jaimie McClyment Piano/ Electronic Production – Cameron Breithaupt Voice – Lavender Child
Video Credits: Director & Editor – Dylan Mitro Cinematographers – Sebastian Back & Shawn Tron Assistant Camera- Max Stussi Production Assistant- Iain Ailles Dancers/Actors – Gabie Nestor, Hilary Dombokah, Tim Limsana, Raelynn Chase, Sydney McManus, Sam Morton Make up – Mikayla Bruder & Chris Morro Fashion – Filthy Rebena
Today we have a great new group, to me at least, from the great frozen north, Toronto, Canada.
They are down tempo synth-pop duo, Illyin Pipes, and they’ve just released their second single, “Daylight Confidant’’ from their debut EP Spaces.
“Daylight Confidant” dropped three days ago on December 1st and don’t forget to look out for the debut Illyin Pipes EP Spaces, February 2018.
“The song was written after a blurry night spent consoling a friend who was falling apart, while masking my own breakdown.” Jill Harris (vocalist of Illyin Pipes).
This single has a beautiful ethereal sound to it, glistening synths and the warmly awesome sound of Jill Harris. You just sink back into it and enjoy your surroundings.
I don’t know how I missed this, but this was the first single from Illyin Pipes about four months ago and it is absolutely spellbinding.
Along with the scenery there is so much to enjoy with this video, once again there are the awesome glistening synths and the beautiful voice. Their sound is so warm and beautiful I just want to sink back and luxuriate in it. Waking Up
A few years back I featured Ummagmaon the old blog. At that time I said this about them.
Ummagma is a Canadian-Ukrainian duo comprised of Alexx Kretov and Shauna McLarnon, blending the ethereal with sublime resonance, beats and rhythm to create richly layered soundscapes. In mid-July, Ummagma released two CD albums (“Ummagma” and “Antigravity”) and won the 2013 Alternative Eurovision, representing Ukraine from 21 countries. Although this music encompasses several music genres — indie rock, post-rock, dream pop, ambient/ethereal, space rock and progressive rock — there is a common remarkable theme, elevating atmosphere and stirring effect in Ummagma’s music.
Like so many independent artists they keep on moving on.
On the trail of their collaboration with dreampop pioneer A.R.Kane earlier this year, Ummagma has been turning a lot of heads in the last few years, winning praise from the likes of Joe Foster (Creation Records) and The Veldt, collaborating with members of OMD and Swervedriver, and winning the Alternative Eurovision on Amazing Radio. They also feature in Wire Magazine’s new Wire Tapper CD.
Recently they released an awesome re-mix of one of their gems. As with all their releases this is a soaring piece of music that will take you higher, complex yet simple it just moves you along with it.
Add to that a beautiful video and I just had to post this, their latest release.
Enjoy, I know I am.
Lama ~ Robin Guthrie Mix
And just for kicks, here’s the original version, love ’em both myself. What say you?