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Tasseomancy use Hebraic melodies and nod to Pentangle on new single "Missoula"

26 September 2016, 15:58 | Written by Laurence Day

Tasseomancy reveal "Missoula", the sublty beautiful new track from upcoming Bella Union debut Do Easy.

This new track links up with "Do Easy" to tease the Canadian pair's upcoming record.

"Missoula" has hypnotic rhythms with jazz brass and Bon Iver-y vocals. It creeps and slinks, with bursts of colour peppering the shadowy bones of the song - noises swoop in and out of earshot, never lingering long enough to clutter the atmosphere.

Speaking about the track, the pair - aka Sari and Romy Lightman - say:

"'Missoula' is a song for the roaming and an ode to the Unknown. There are so many transient people on the planet today, both fleeing and voluntarily in motion. I can’t speak for their experience, but as an artist, I find myself moving often. There is the desire to stay, the urge for going, and the split feelings of being a floating, uprooted bag of mostly water. 'Missoula' has a repetitive Hebraic melody at it’s centre, coming from a lineage of wandering Jews. A nod to one of my favourite Pentangle recordings, 'Let No Man Steal Your Thyme'. Vocals by Romy Lightman, Sari Lightman, Johnny Spence on synth, Evan Cartwright on drums, accompanied by the saxophone of Brodie West."

Do Easy is out 18 November via Bella Union.

Listen to "Missoula" below.

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