It wouldn’t be a proper autumn without some music by UK psych-folk savants, Sairie, so thankfully they have a new EP out on Hudson Records!
On this concise little release, the Brighton-based group pays tribute to some of their favorite songs from cinema, including covers of tracks that appeared in movies like The Night of The Hunter, Blade Runner and Jules et Jim.
The group continues the unplugged pastoral sound of their previous releases, with a brisk atmosphere of harmoniums, piano and acoustic guitar. Occasionally, though, they lean a bit further into their hazy electric side, like on the very Espers-like “Brouillard” and their dreamy take on Night of The Hunter’s “Pearl’s Song.”
You can truly hear just how much fun the band was having while interpreting these favorite film tunes into folk songs. There’s a deep warmth that radiates from the entire EP. Furthermore, the sheer quality of the arrangements alone are a clear sign that Sairie put in a ton of work and care to get them right. This is an obvious labor of love, and it was well worth the effort.
Perhaps it’s just the horror fanatic in me, but if a volume 2 were to ever come to light, I’d love to hear these folks tackle songs from movies like The Innocents, A Field in England and Eraserhead next.
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