- 01 Oct 21
Let’s Set Sail have been performing in their current form since 2016. Since then, the dreamy quartet have gone from strength to strength.
Ireland-based quartet Let's Set Sail have shared their 5-track new project Enzo, featuring previous synth-focused single 'Toledo' and four folktronica gems for your ears.
Beginning as a songwriting project between two people, the band gradually evolved into a dreamy alternative quartet since 2016. Let's Set Sail's undeniably compelling collection of ambient vignettes landed today.
Opening with 'Toledo', which was premiered by Hot Press back in April originally, the group create a sound that is oozing with textured atmospherics from the offset. 'Midnight Daylight (in Lavapiés)' follows suit, as frontman Warren McCarthy’s distinctive vocal style entwines effortlessly with vocalist Marian Hughes’ celestial harmonies, Ian Dunphy's ambient electronics and pianist Rob Molumby’s skilful musicianship, creating a completely mesmerising sound as a result.
Fans of the likes of Metronomy and Sylvan Esso will surely appreciate the soundscape curated by the four-piece. Throughout the EP, minimalist folktronica is met with atmospheric soundscapes that soar effortlessly, creating a totally immersive experience for the listener as a result.
A unique blend of ambient electronica with a distinctly indie vocal edge, 'Toledo' is "a slow-building, synth-heavy tune that expands over 8 minutes to a climax of passionate noise and beautiful trumpet," the band explain. "Its pulsating chords and kick drum create a driving backbone for its story to unfold.
Every song on the EP is about, or at least refers to, a particular location.
“The first two refer to locations in Spain - Toledo and Madrid,” the band explain. “Warren’s girlfriend was living there a few years ago, so these songs were formed following his visits to her. 'A Savage Goo' is set in Amsterdam but is essentially focused on an appreciation of friends from home, and being relieved and happy that they are well. 'Our Collective Brain' and 'The Vee' are songs about Ireland. Both songs combine a declaration of love and a statement of condemnation towards life in Dublin, and Ireland as a whole. The negative aspects were influenced by current social and economic issues in the country, particularly the housing crisis. The positivity and hope contained in both songs is formed from an unshakeable attachment to home, and considering there to be a beauty in that.”
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