yndi halda: Under Summer
The Brighton, UK-based post-rock instrumentalists yndi halda return with their long-awaited follow up to 2006's Enjoy Eternal Bliss. Under Summer finds the band honing their musicianship with fuller, more expansive arrangements, larger-scale compositions, and the incorporation of vocals for the first time. Under Summer winds through over an hour of music in four tracks that are at once subtle and joyous, hitting huge emotional peaks around moments of serene gentleness and heartbreaking sadness in its orchestration of sonorous guitar interlacing, meticulously crafted string arrangements and - now - soaring vocal harmonies.
yndi halda has been working on this album since their debut. Under Summer found the band recording in multiple studios with multiple producers over many months to get the final album that they wanted. Under Summer is the very upper limit of the sky under which they wrote and recorded the album. The endless July days that they played into, a perfect calm, and joy. But it's also a sadness. 'Under' as in 'beneath'; sorrow and heartache. Sadness and bliss; what one means to the other.