David Nicholas (guitar), Matthew McGarraghy (guitar) and Davis White (percussion, keyboards) weave melody and ambience with meditative rhythms to form the instrumental sound of Sansyou. In August, 2016 the Washington DC based trio released a full length collection of evocative and introspective music; The Glistening One, on Moon Sounds Records (MSR031CD and MSR031CS cassette).
The Glistening One tells eight soundscape stories with more elaborate production and new flavors including the first appearance of spoken word in a Sansyou composition. The songs take unexpected twists and turns in the most complex and satisfying recording for the band to date. The video for the first single, Let It Expand showcases the overlooked and beagle-friendly greenspaces of Washington DC.
Two of DC’s finest contribute their talents to the recording; acclaimed photographer Nalinee Darmrong provides the original image for the cover art while engineer Burleigh Seaver’s mastering skills yield the finishing glimmer.
Like 2013’s The Dilettante, and the 2011 debut, When We Become Ghosts, the new songs “…have a more understated elegance…than traditional dream pop or post-rock. This is music for ears that appreciate thoughtful, layered sounds that unspool gently and gradually, and are rich with both melody and possibility.” -The Vinyl District
LET IT EXPAND
Let It Expand is the first video from The Glistening One:
keep it curious
We recorded an unreleased song Keep It Curious in the Dupont Underground:
The Blog That Celebrates Itself gets the full story on the making of The Glistening One here.
A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed reviews our June 25 performance here.
New feature at bandwidth.wamu.org.
New feature at apessimistisneverdisappointed.com.
The Dilettante is track of the day at When the Sun Hits here.
More Than Disco/Australia features The Dilettante here.
A new interview with The Vinyl District is up here, including a preview of our new song Best Ones Choose You.
A new review is up at apessimistisneverdisappointed.com
Sansyou was interviewed on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Texas on the Fade To Yellow program. Listen to it here: fadetoyellow.com.