If the Bell Garden’s latest album, Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions isn’t on your Christmas list, or already in your phone/stereo/cloud etc, you should address that. If you need convincing the band have today unveil the video for Take Us Away which, whilst the album perfectly soundtracks an evening huddled up to an open log fire, this track creates a dusty, lonesome atmosphere by which to score this misadventure in the desert.
With gorgeous photography, we’re lead by the protagonist who trails the desert with a basket filled with empty mementos; a torn book and a broken guitar. Is he walking away from, or to, something? As a fizzing keyboard line sizzles in the background, bells chime and lap-steel guitar softly swoons, it all comes together into a dreamy haze. The vocals sound in part Spiritualized with their double-tracked, close harmonies and the music a gentle mix of Low and The Flaming Lips. Take Us Away induces a sense of bliss, abandon and forgetfulness that warrants repeat visits, becoming more hypnotic with each listen.