Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Parasails - Skylife

Matt Mondanile of Ducktails has just released a new tape on El Tule as The Parasails. Equal parts Steve Reich, laid back pop, and Pina Colada, this tape is thirty minutes of airy bliss that could give anyone a much needed taste of vacation, anywhere there is a tape deck. I don't have too much to say about this tape, the best word is 'lush'. The minimalist arpeggios on both sides serve to open up the miniature resort this tape builds on a beach in the mind of the listener and take them on a high-flying journey over sand and sea that reminded me, for whatever reason of the main flight scene from the classic, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Pick it up while its still there, this resort only has one hundred rooms available and they're booking faster than spaces at neverland ranch right now.