Release Date: Jul 22, 2008
Record label: Absolutely Kosher
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
In Flesh Tones, the debut full-length from Calgary collective Azeda Booth, follows the heels of last year's Mysterious Body EP and finds the band members expanding their brand of glacial, atmospheric dream pop on a much grander scale. From its opening notes, its clear that they're shooting for a regal, ambitious vision, one that contemporaries Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros have perfected in aesthetic and actuality. For their part, Azeda Booth, led by core members Morgan Greenwood and Jordon Hossack, has the chops to pull it off as well.
I envision flesh tones to capacitate a spectrum of hues where red flanks in on the end. The red is for circumstance - it’s the blood underneath. That is, unless it is sunburn; meaning the skin is amidst a feverish reaction, unsure how to counter the beast of thermal energy that is grinning upon it. But yes: red is for circumstance – meaning, at the very least, blushed cheeks.