But ‘Jessamines’ is more than a sum of its influences. Miniatures have been working at careful songcraft for five years, and this is their coming out party. From track to track, Miniatures have crafted an album’s album, a journey through colour and mood, high and low, fuzzy and shiny, light and shade. Allow the waves to take you, and prepare to be swept away. Shoegaze Dreampop Indie Indie Pop Indie Rock. Released by: Saint Marie Records. Album release date: 25 October 2017.
+ + : Jessamines is an album with a nice and exciting twist between dark-pop and shoegaze influences. Both genres have been perfectly executed and I was impressed by the great guitar playing, which now reminds me of Cocteau Twins and next becomes somewhat fuzzy and naughty shoegaze like. Annemarie Duff also is a talented vocalist and I especially like the kind of shimmering expression running through What You Want. But she also can sing a more fragile expression
Jessamines, by Miniatures. com. e-debut-al. Miniatures (AU) release debut album 'Jessamines' on Saint Marie Records -. Layering rich tones, beautiful textures, cascading melodies and angelic vocals, Miniatures build soundscapes that rise and fall like the ocean tide.
The album opens with the melancholic Try, introducing Miniatures’ brand of shoegaze, declaring their territory with interlacing synths and guitars, layered with angelic vocals. There’s a vintage influence, but the sound is one that feels sonically of the moment, as well as one that feels like it makes time stand still. Sure, they reflect on the past and ruminate on what’s next, but their tracks have a way of pressing the pause button. Throughout Jessamines, Miniatures carries a bright, sparkling tone, one that sometimes falls away from shoegaze. In maintaining this, the band creates a warm glow, one that moves with them as they soar through a stellar debut.
lt; Miniatures - Jessamines (2017). Published: October 21, 2017. Miniatures - Miniatures (2012). Synthpop, Futurepop, Electropop, Minimal Wave, Minimal Synth, Synthwave. Gothic, Darkwave, Gothic Synth, Ethereal. Ambient, Dark Ambient.
|3||To The Lake|
|4||Form Into Soft And Wild|
|7||What You Want|
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|SMR111||Miniatures||Jessamines (11xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 )||Saint Marie Records||SMR111||US||2017|