Smile Down Upon Us
Created over email, a collaboration eschews cold technology, embracing colder weather and a desire to be indoors.
Evoking warmth, a quilt of rustling leaves and dewy feathers that shelter you, the music is created via email between English duo Phelan Sheppard and Japanese singer moomLooo. But it's not loose, no bytes overlap or are lost. Fire encourages moomLooo's voice, inviting the twang of autumn/winter folk guitar--it sounds better as summer calls it quits. As we retreat inside, I choose Smile Down Upon Us.