Wipe clean the cracks on your palms and watch where you tread. That comforting familiarity of skin, one most intimate and dear, could be the earth that hold down the wood, for the gaps in those fissures are deep, unforgiving, and stained. Focus in the periphery and gain colour. Immerse and submerge into the ambience, the backdrop of paintbrush strokes and the echoes. So put aside your palms and read the sky, the grass, the sheer life of things, and breathe.
released 06 February 2012
All songs written, arranged, and performed by Pleasantry.
All drum tracks except for 'Near and Dear' recorded by Gerald Koh at The Void.
All other instruments and vocals except for 'Near and Dear' recorded by Ahmad Ariff.
All songs except for 'Near and Dear' mixed and produced by Gerald Koh with Pleasantry at Fireplace Studios.
Near and Dear recorded and mixed by Leonard Soosay at Snakeweed Studios.
'Near and Dear' produced by Leonard Soosay with Pleasantry.
All artwork conceptualized and done by Hamaiza Kasban and Pleasantry.
Pleasantry is Samantha Teng, Isa Ong, Ahmad Ariff, Daniaal Adam, and Adel Rashid.
Pleasantry was conceptualized and formed in late 2010. Recycling musicians from active as well as inactive bands, the
quintet crafts and carves music out of each member’s disparate listening backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from dreamed-up scenarios based on real-life scripts, compositions showcase simple lyrical tones offset by the accompaniment of rich instrumentation and varied song structures....more