A Sun-Coloured Shaker
Yndi Halda release their brand new EP, A Sun-Coloured Shaker through Burnt Toast Vinyl on February 16th 2018.
Marking both a thematic accompaniment and a follow-up to their acclaimed 2016 full-length Under Summer, the new EP explores new musical and lyrical ideas, and represents a band continuing to progress their own maturing and developing songwriting. While yndi halda have previously worn the mantles of "instrumental" and "post-rock" music - especially with their 2006 debut Enjoy Eternal Bliss - their recent movements have occupied considerably broader territories. The closely-crafted vocal harmonies and new musicalities of Under Summer have been continued in A Sun-Coloured Shaker, but their form is now embedded into a symbiotic world in which a love of true songwriting, meticulous post-classical arrangement, contemporary indie, choral music, and transcendent longform structure coexist. The band themselves reference inspirations as unexpected as Alice Coltrane, Akira Rabelais and Lonnie Liston Smith, whose influences subtly intertwine with more immediate comparison points.
Like a terrible comet coming to hit the earth, and writing a list of things you would save first runs the repeated, principal lyric in the piece's would-be chorus. yndi halda can be well characterised by this line: their music is of sadness, lament, sorrow, but also full of light and ablution, delivered with joyousness.
Side A - A Sun-Coloured Shaker
Side B - Etching