Genre/Influences: Ethereal, folk, experimental.
Content: If you’re a little less familiar with The Joy Of Nature you rapidly will recognize their passion for authentic, acoustic instruments. But they also used a mythic instrument as the Theremin, which remains an absolute reference in the history of early electronics. The songs have been sung in Portuguese- and English. The female vocals are pretty fragile, which is quite complementary with the delicate song writing.
+ + + : I’ve always liked the authentic character of this band’s sound. Acoustic guitar, flutes, harp, accordion are some of the instruments you might recognize. I already mentioned the delicacy of the songs, but there also is a deeply artistic approach resulting in beautiful songs. Last, but not least I also like the female vocals.
– – – : This album is missing a climax. I don’t know if it’s because it consists of early songs, but you can feel there’s more potential in the composition than what’s coming out of it.
Conclusion: This album feels like a sweet reassurance, a kind of sweet and melancholic ballad to become your best friend during lonely evenings.
Best songs: “Tanchāo”, “Breathing Your Name”, “As Trēs Moiras Ancantadas”.