Host Bodies returns with their latest release, Diamondfruit, a dreamy electronic EP that finds calm and clarity amid hectic times.
The project is at once a step outside and inward for the San Francisco-based duo. Building on their first album’s melodic instrumentals, Diamondfruit blends guitar, bass, ukulele, charango, harp, and synthesizers to tell a healing narrative. “We wanted to make a more mindful project, something at peace with itself yet swept into the wonder and mystery of the landscapes that inspire us. California and Colorado are both so close to our hearts, the elemental nature of them calls to us here in the city. The challenge is then translating that sense of refuge into electronic music, to say something beyond words.” The single, “Accept”, surrenders to that ideal, a slow build of layered strings that drops away into restful, warm ambience. When the momentum of the lead guitar breaks through, the EP hits its peak, a sonic vantage point where transcendence meets chill.