By Colin Gallant
If you’re looking for a slow-burning, ethereal album filled with spine-tingling harmonies, you’ve come to the right place with Tasseomancy’s Do Easy.
Tasseomancy’s definition as a word describes the divination of information based on tea, coffee, or wine-resin reading. It’s a form of fortune telling that belongs to the earth. On that front, Do Easy has you covered with unadorned yet hair-raising harmonies from twin vocalists Romy and Sari Lightman. The duo formerly known as Ghost Bees form the crux of the band, but this LP is bolstered by the perhaps more recognizably named contributions like Simone Schmidt (Fiver, One Hundred Dollars) and Alex Cowan (Blue Hawaii, Agor).
Starting with the piano-punctuated torch song “Dead Can Dance and Neil Young,” drifting blissfully along to lead single “Missoula,” (a bit like Belinda Carlisle meets Beach House in a Leonard Cohen-written fable), and wrapping with the startling spare “Eli,” Tasseomancy track deeply personal themes best explained in late-night whispers and not in a needfully brisk album review.
If you’re someone who values the reward of taking time to settle into deeply considered pacing and merits reflection on – and investigation of – pristine, obtuse music without a single clear grabbing point, you’ll find the rewards of Do Easy to be rich and plentiful.Do Easy, Tasseomancy