I seem to be writing a lot about Australian downtempo/ambient music recently – unsurprising considering that this style of music has become more popular in the last year or so. With all this talent floating around, a collaboration between two of genres’ most promising performers was always going to be special.
Melbourne’s Leigh Hannah (known as The Townhouses) is readying himself for the release of his album, Diaspora, (out via Yes Please on November 20). We covered the first single, “Talk,” last month, and he’s followed it up with the album’s title track “Diaspora.” Teaming with label mate Guerre (who’s just released a single of his own), the track is typically dreamy, Hannah’s obsession with worldly sampling weaving in perfectly with Guerre’s breathy vocals. Unlike a lot of downtempo work, it’s got a real sunny feel to it, making it difficult not to enjoy.
This is the epitome of beautiful music, and again sets the scene for what looks to be an incredible album. Diaspora will be available shortly on Bandcamp and iTunes as a “name your price” download.