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Amor de Dias – Street of the Love of Days (Merge)

Amor de Dias Street of the Love of Days
17 May 2011

A collaboration betwixt Alasdair MacLean of the Clientele and Lupe Núñez-Fernández of Pipas, Amor de Dias is less of a cross-cultural fusion than a meeting of like minds on Street of the Love of Days. With the music based around the interplay of its principles’ nylon-string guitars, sedate acoustic arrangements frame its stars’ gently melodic tunes and lush harmonies. Hints of bossa nova peek around the corner on a few songs, notably “Wandering” and “I See Your Face,” but mostly the tracks sound very much like they could be found on a Clientele record, only even softer, if that’s possible. But that doesn’t mean the music fades into the background. Quite the contrary – the record’s quiet confidence instead insists (gently) on close attention, allowing the heart-on-sleeve beauty of “Harvest Time,” “Wild Winter Trees” and “House of Flint” to charm even the hardest heart. Almost impossibly lovely, Street of the Love of Days speaks loudly at low volume.


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