Effected guitars, vintage keyboards, and washed out production are the defining characteristics of the neo-psychedelic and jangle pop that took over the lo-fi indie rock world over the past decade. Artists like Mac DeMarco, Khruangbin, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra have defined and ushered the genre into the mainstream, providing the soundtrack to scenes of surf, skate, and other once-underground subcultures.
For this collection of sounds, Arthouse Acoustics – a collective of professional live musicians and sound creators – went deep, writing original compositions, recording live guitars, bass, vintage keys, and vocals. Then they experimented with creative processing from their studio in Brighton, UK.
These acoustic and analog recordings were chopped, processed, and re-sampled to offer truly uniques textures, layers, and melodic inspiration.