Pale Skies, who hail from Tangerang (Indonesia), cheekily tagged themselves in a twitter thread I had going on the recent Bandcamp Friday. Normally I ignore unsolicited contact but in this case I was intrigued enough to give them a listen*. Before I go on I had better set the scene because I am currently revisiting David Toop (ex Flying Lizards) and Virgin’s Ocean Of Sound series which was released in the 1990s. It covered a historical survey of ambient music as well as other aspects such as vocals and structures.
Why do I mention this? Well, should decide to Virgin restart the series and publish a new volume they should give this duo a listen. I am not sure if ambient pop is the right way to describe this single but the tone and atmosphere of the song coupled with incredible vocals should tickle Toop’s fancy at least. Given the types of music I listen to in the main, it stands out, being different and somewhat unique. Calming stuff.
* That’s not a hint to any others by the way and normal service will resume on that score