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Animal Party's 'Enchantment' Is Casted


Album artwork by Animal Party / Sinéad Bermingham

Initial Revelation:

October 21st 2020


Release Channel:

Plutoid Records


Temporal Destination:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Sonic Styles:

Electronica / Experimental / Folk / New Age / Magic✨




 

Aura streams interlock and shine out from animated floral tendrils

The maiden dances and spins with her ghosts in the realm of twilight

Mystic creatures rise in the light of meteor shows under shelter of a forest canopy

An awe-inspiring edge at the beyond with a familiar sense of ease through adventurous unknown


A gift Animal Party / Sinéad Bermingham has crafted all herself is the magic to spiral beautiful divine instruments of string vibrations, sonic electricity and environmental translations into effervescent dynamic visions. She threads the natural stylistic elements of IDM, folk, psychedelic, house, rock and electroacoustic composition to express and relate her personal pleasures and struggles. Within Enchantment, we hear an honest fluid air of concoctions that rejuvenates our imaginations and motions our contemplations into a wandering introspective journey through the ethereal wilderness of romanticism and impressionism. Animal Party has bound a MAGNIFICENT sonic tome, to heartily bestow upon us.

As if floating down the rabbit hole, “Sever” is a perfect opening piece for this visionary album… a fanfare to the serene … an overture to the tapestries of flowing energy. The reversed glass-esque and spindly sparkling electronic tones spread out from the organ-synth harmonies gives off a new age electronica hymn, set in an overgrowth orbital sanctuary. One can hear clear Sinéad's background with traditional Irish tonality… it is cathartic when we first hear her harp pluck bright chordal arpeggios. A mass of soaring vocals consumes and wavers across space-time, to be followed by Animal Party’s lead words: powerful yearning passages of isolation and the desire for comfort from another being.


The title-track, “Enchantment”, places us into a beat-bubbling driving house track, the theme for a warm cauldron snickering with its warming crackling flames and flooding opal beams of multi-colours onto hanging herbs and spices. Jubilant chimes ring out from the effected reverberant harp. While the sounds sound cheerful, Sinéad sings us an airy cautionary tale of a material fixation now turned shadow that enchanted her, tangling her thoughts on mutual relationships and emptiness when that balance is non-existent. Part of Animal Party’s magic is the simplicity and openness to her lyrics, allowing us her permission to interpret them with our own special lens.


We come to a moment of pause in "Levitate"… a refreshment at a fountain circulated by willows brushing and swaying together in the winds. The harp romantically echoes across the spurting waters for a lied on emotional rest and a safe space to release hidden pains. That releasing feeling comes in when we ACTUALLY feel the elevational effect of the sliding synth halfway in, and we are fully free with a bass mechanical workout it brings.