Miniatures - Jessamines

Saint Marie
(SMR111-2: 708527170434/SMR111-1: 708527170441/DRL111-3)
Release date: 10/06/2017
Genre: Shoegaze, Dreampop



2xLP with download limited to 250.

Since early 2012, Miniatures have been crafting compelling and evocative tunes. New Zealand expatriates Ché Walden and Annemarie Duff craft cinematic and emotive soundscapes, wrapped around warm and welcoming songs. With the addition of Chris MacLean on bass, the band worked with renowned Melbourne producer Matthew Hosking to record their first full LP, exclusive to Saint Marie Records.
 
Layering rich tones, beautiful textures, cascading melodies and angelic vocals, Miniatures build soundscapes that rise and fall like the ocean tide. Lush guitars wash over you until the wave of sound sweeps you out to sea. While swirling in a reverb riptide and drowning in delay, Annemarie's vocals shine like a beaming light from above.
 
Sure, you’ll pick up influences here and there: The Sundays, Lush, Cocteau Twins, Smashing Pumpkins, even a hint of Johnny Marr’s guitar adventurism. But ‘Jessamines’ is more than a sum of its influences. Miniatures have been working at careful songcraft for five years, and this is their coming out party. From track to track, Miniatures have crafted an album’s album, a journey through colour and mood, high and low, fuzzy and shiny, light and shade. Allow the waves to take you, and prepare to be swept away.
 
Try
Jessamine
To The Lake
Form Into Soft And Wild
Dust
Without Saying
What You Want
Silent Tide
Slow
Honey
Standstill

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