AHT 092 – Limited Edition of 50 copies with individually designed and hand drawn sleeves.
Purchase digital version on Bandcamp here.
1. Joshua Tree 05:47
2. McNichol 02:19
3. Rio 03:59
4. Shell Beach 01:22
5. Out In The Sun 03:43
6. Agony Of Involvement 04:20
7. Murdoch 02:26
8. Sun Reprise 07:26
9. Yr Own Perfection 05:48
10. Green 02:39
11. Sunsongs (Alt Mix) 06:40
12. Title Track (Stereo) 03:16
In the summer my parents took me camping. We had a caravan and spent the whole summer in Capitolo, a fraction of Monopoli, a small village near Bari. My father went to work in the morning and I waited for him to go to the beach in the afternoon. First stop at Antonio’s house, a friend of mine, then straight to the sea where long swims were always followed by two kicks at the ball. We only came back when the sun had set. The cover of the American version of ”Songs For Shell Beach” by kiss hello is a polaroid taken at the beach by his parents when Linus Linducci was five. Every time I look at that photo I let myself be carried away by a pleasant feeling of nostalgia and I suddenly find myself on that very same beach where I am taking my daughter today.
Kiss Hello is Linus Landucci, also known for his work with Gang Wizard.
His music intertwines electronic looping and sampling with organic instrumentaion, often driven by emotion rather than rigid structure. It skirts the line between soundtrack, ambient music and melody-driven pop. Think Eno’s textural, tonal landscapes combined with the lo-fi demeanor of an early Mount Eerie record or Pixies B-side, pasted together and raw.
Kiss Hello often collaborate with others and record their playing, but ultimately have the final say on how a part fits into a song. Linus writes all the music. For example, he might record a friend violin, but edited it heavily and chop it up, making it indistinguishable from the original. This synthesis and processing is what gives Kiss Hello its sound.
”Songs For Shell Beach” is out today on vinyl, limited to 50 copies.
Hand painted, unique covers, customizable on request. Please send me pictures from your summer days.
released September 15, 2020
These songs are indebted to my out-of-tune Microkorg, Fender HOT amp, Josh Kaylee and Dad, the character arc, the stretch of the 5 between San Clemente and Oceanside, and the film “Dark City”.
Ryan Kozycz – Drums (7,9)
Maddie Grimes – Violin (2,8)
Micah Cortez – Rhodes (8)
Connor Mlynek – Electric Guitar (2)
All other playing/production by Linus
except mastering on “RIo” by Sean Guerin
Samples on the album include:
“Sableyalo Mi Agontze (The Bleating Lamb) by Bulgarian State Radio…
“Popol Vuh 2” by Flying Saucer Attack
“All Touch” by Rough Trade
“Please Don’t Ever Leave Me” by The Cyrkle
Kristy McNichol on the Mike Douglas Show 1978