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New Lullatone: Music For Museum Gift Shops

Let’s be clear here — this blog’s name comes from a Lullatone song, so a super-stuffed release that finds the duo re-arranging old songs for piano, including said titular song, is bound to get us thrilled. I had the chance to talk to them in Nagoya recently, and that features a lot of thoughts on this collection that help contextualize it. But listening to it more than a month after chatting about it, I’m struck by how the decision to revisit songs stretching as far back as their first album — check that effective “A Slow Waltz,” begging for some prestige TV montage synergy — reveals new perspectives on familiar tunes, sometimes in a playful way but oftentimes in just a more emotional approach. Get it here, or listen below.