Gentle murmurs move to mournful confessions freely through an ethereal realm of ghosts and heartache. A voice, captivatingly broken, unveiled through it's honesty, ransoms the silence for a moment of ecstasy, while it releases the starving prisoners of a crippled heart. Lilydale Road, the debut album from The Beckoning, follows a young man through a sparsely produced tapestry of honesty and raw emotion, drawn from tales of youthfulness, obsession, lost love, and the journey home. Recorded in the shadows of the old hotel, in random bathrooms, stairwells and apartments, Jared (singer/songwriter for The Beckoning) has taken his acoustic beginnings and turned them into a hypnotic collage of enchanting melodies, eerie harmonies, and wistfully poignant lyrics that create more than a truly original album, but a story that will surely enamor as it unfolds. Musically, The Beckonings' captivating combination of instrumentals and vocals is as unrivaled as it is uncommon. Lilydale Road smoothly weaves classic guitar, piano, and cello instrumentals with unusual electronic textures and musical appearances by flugelhorns, Velcro, and plastic bags. The resulting album offers listeners a mesmerizing and dramatic glimpse into the sometimes depressing but always powerful world of heartbreak and lost innocence. We have all known these feelings, but few have been able to express them so beautifully and, above all, so honestly.
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