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Lila Tristram and The Last Dinosaur – Black and White Memories Ignited by the Scent of Springtime Explode in Colour – Review

Lila Tristram and The Last Dinosaur – Black and White Memories Ignited by the Scent of Springtime Explode in Colour – Review

Lila Tristram and Jamie Cameron, who records as The Last Dinosaur have collaborated on a short, intriguing EP.  It opens with a brief piece, probably the most ‘conventional’ here, Lila Tristram singing a warm melody over strings and is followed by the faraway, impressionistic A Chair, A Table which is more impressionistic.  This time Tristram’s voice is accompanied by sparse, almost rudimentary-sounding piano.

Further into the EP, Golden Thumb is introduced by a gorgeous piano part, soaring viola and cello and Jamie Cameron’s whispered vocals.  Hey, Mother is very much in the classical mould with Lila Tristram on moody vocals, with ambient sounds in the background.  Musically the subtle sweep of strings evokes the likes of Hammock.  The final track on the EP is the seven minute Untitled (Recollections on the Day We First Met, 25th of May 2019) which builds very slowly and gently, in a kind of ambient vein, to a slow piano piece.  Again voiced by Tristram, with more ambient sounds, birds, and whispering.  These guys are making some of the more interesting music around.  It’s the kind of thing that the more you listen to it, the more it reveals.  It’s available here.

Golden Thumb

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