released November 18, 2016
“Oracular chants drowse on the edge of visionary rapture, while the title track seems to have found its own cosmic portal, sounds of sea, saxophone and steel drums creating a kind of tropical Avolon, a beach party hosted by Bat For Lashes and Let’s Eat Grandma… Irresistible.” – 4/5 MOJO
“Exquisite…. On their sumptuous third album they situate their voices on a pillowy bed of experimental pop, freak folk and, best of all, the sax-enhanced exotica of the title track.” – 8/10 UNCUT
“Everything feels effortless on Tasseomancy’s third LP. This is a record of shades & shifting colours & a warm, graceful luxuriousness.” – DIY 4/5
“Equally in thrall to early Kate Busy and Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti, this is dream-pop keen to tune into the otherworldly.” ~ Q
“Do Easy is witchery on a more minute scale, a far more domestic weirdness.” ~ EXCLAIM! 8/10
“holds itself as a deadbeat anthem for a generation unsure if anything is possible, synths and steady drums inhaling and exhaling, that’s worth drawing into your arms based on the tamber of their vocals alone – creatively endearing and deleightfully unsettling” ~ Song of the Week / CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“hypnotic rhythms with jazz brass and Bon Iver-y vocals – creeps and slinks, with bursts of colour peppering the shadowy bones of the song – noises swoop in and out of earshot, never lingering long enough to clutter the atmosphere” ~ THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“pulling from faery folk, Cocteau Twins, mid-’80s 4AD, Kate Bush and other earthy, witchy sources. It’s a really lovely record” ~ BROOKLYN VEGAN
“glowing, dreamy retro-pop song, undercut with a little bit of melancholy… Romy and Sari’s lush vocals flit between pillowy and crystalline” ~ FADER
TASSEOMANCY, aka Canadian sisters Sari and Romi Lightman, will release their new album, Do Easy, on November 18 through a new label co-venture between Hand Drawn Dracula and Outside Music (Canada) and Bella Union (ROW).
Sari and Romy Lightman are former members of queer cold-wave band, AUSTRA. Channelling their former forays in psychedelic folk into a kind of lushly accessible, warmly experimental dream-pop along with bandmates Johnny Spence and Evan Cartwright, they explore manipulated sounds, all with mood in mind - the sound of a band hitting their richly imagined, luxuriously executed stride.