Hail The Sun
Hail the sun
AKASHA – the founding masters of the art of brooding, uplifting, chill-out trip-jazz fusion grooves are back with their first new album in over a decade.
Hail The Sun (the follow up to the 2003 transcendent release “Love Philtre Magick”) is due for release early Spring 2015 and fans of the band’s earlier work won’t be disappointed.
“Hail The Sun is in many ways a return to our jazzy and chilled roots…but there’s something a little more poppy and song-based in the mix here as well,” say Akasha.
Hail The Sun
With a title track that evokes a misty sunrise following the best night of your life, the album flows gracefully, playfully and joyfully through musical and lyrical motifs, lifting and carrying the listener on a journey through a world of soulful introspection to hedonistic celebration with every step marked by sympathetic soaring melodies and counterpoint rhythms. Danceable trance chords echo from every bar, and familiar themes are reworked into the band’s own image.
While still exploring esoteric mystic themes, Hail The Sun is a complete contrast to the ‘eerie gothic explorations of the dark side’ featured in their second album Love Philtre Magick (released 2003 and described by DJ Magazine as “One hell of a rocked out, jazzed up orchestral ride”).
Vocal guests on the new album include St Etiene’s Sarah Cracknell (who tells a poignant end-of-affair story in the sixties jazz style groove laden The Last Weekend), Heidi Vogel, (often the voice of The Cinematic Orchestra makes an appearance on the tripped out Berkely Green), while Polish star Anita Lipnick graces the title track Hail the Sun - a beautiful contemporary take on the sixties Californian hippy sound featuring golden vocal harmonies, backwards guitar and good vibes aplenty.
“Hail The Sun” was recorded at Ra Studios - produced by Charlie Casey and Damian Hand and is distributed under licence by TreeHouse44