After teasing us with a series of collaborations with A Taut Line and The Advisory Circle, Hong Kong in the 60’s finally release their debut album “My Fantoms”. From the opening track it’s clear that Mei Yau Kan’swarm vocals fit perfectly against the tiny bossa nova beats and loungy synth experiments. The album has strong undertones of 1960’s library music sounds and twee french pop. The beginning of “Les Petits Chasseurs…” could quite easily be mistaken for a BBC Radiophonic Workshop recording by John Baker. This record is a gentle unassuming collection of whispy, dreamy pop songs and simple melodies that remind the listener that sometimes it’s the simplest records that stand out amongst the rest. Definitely recommended if your ears need some audio massaging.
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