And now for… A Book About Elephants
My introduction to Christina Tsui’s music came as so many do these days: an update–the kind I rarely register–to my Myspace page said, “A Book Of Elephants has added a new track”.Â The thumbnail looked like this:
The combination of moniker and unaffected webcam still (or if it was affected, certainly standing in stark contrast to a prevailing trend toward exotic and humorless masquerading) was enough to pique my interest, and indeed served as an apropos indicator of the music:Â An equally unaffected and clear-voiced singer served up short songs with painterly lyricism and appealing melodies. Have a listen:
The songs gave me a nostalgic flashbacks to the wide-eyed and optimistic documenting of bedroom recordings that HUSH was founded on. Wanting to recapture a little of that spirit, I asked Christina if she’d mind if I played accompaniment, remotely.Â The result is an EP titled Milk The Moon, wherein Tsui’s vocals and guitar melodies stand sentinel over minimal arrangements for piano, bass, glockenspiel, celeste, percussion and soft keyboard lines.
This is another in a series of releases wherein we present the music freely as a gift, asking only that if it brings joy to your life that you mindfully reciprocate with your monetary support.
-Chad Crouch, Aug 09
HUSH seeks to nurture a liberated music culture where personal discovery meets elective support and thrives. Let’s do this thing–together!