Former regular Sparklehorse collaborator Sol Seppy's first solo release, 2006's The Bells Of 1 2 is an ethereal trip into lonely hope.
While it's hard to tell, the swirling electronics and hazy soundscapes are based around Seppy's delicate piano compositions making for a dreamy and intimate experience. I'm reminded a bit of Lily Allen without as much attitude with hints of Soap&Skin and Sigur Rós, only not as absorbed into heavy depression but just as heartfelt. It gets a little too samesy at times and the lyrics go a little overboard with melodramatic schmaltz but the sincerity in Seppy's vocal delivery is what sells it.
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