Blue Hawaii – Blooming Summer
Blue Hawaii is the blossoming project of Alex Cowan and Raphaelle Standell-Preston, a side project of her band BRAIDS. Their debut release, “Blooming Summer”, is a studio album which evolved in stages – each song being produced as vocal and melodic ideas worked closely with computer based applications. Given this, the warmth of the electronic element is shocking. Much care has been taken to ensure that no harsh taste remains from music arisen largely from software intended for dance music. Beautiful, haunting female vocal harmonies are layered upon a lush harmonic and rhythmic structure provided by synths, guitars and effected drum machines.
Listen to Floral (Bonus Track):