With the pale shots of sunsets and palm trees, “Endless Spring” feels like summer especially with the song’s small tempo shifts that make it feel like it’s gently retreating and pushing forward. The rather complex rhythm keeps “Endless Spring” from total languor. But remove the beats and it would become a soothing ambient track.
Houses is made up of a couple who moved to Papaikou, Hawaii after the boyfriend got laid off from his job. The pair lived on a little savings, using candles to save solar power for his laptop recording, while she did some painting. They shot this video themselves around their cabin, and gathered field recordings around there, too. So the “Endless Spring” feels like a nice memento from their trip (both had to return to Chicago when they ran out of cash). “We inspired each other a lot out there, and I think it shows on the album. The music comes from a place of love and ease,” he writes in their bio. It comes from a place of mystery too, because Houses aren’t sharing their names or photos. According to the label, they haven’t even told their friends, which seems unusual. If you lived on the beach in Hawaii for a couple of months, and then wrote an album, wouldn’t you tell your friends? I think I would.
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