Lullatone is the name of duo Shawn and Yoshimi, with Shawn on writing credit. The duo are best known for making little ditties for adverts that pass you by but with their new album ‘Music for Museum Gift Shops’, they’ve done something rather awesome.
Over the course of 2018, Lullatone remade an old track of theirs into a soft, intimate and often playful piano arrangement. Think all the music in those happy mobile adverts or sombre life insurance adverts now converted into short, sweet piano melodies. It’s a nuts idea but Lullatone makes it work perfectly.
The album itself has 52 tracks, one for each week, and they cover a variety of moods although the production is almost always up close and intimately soft to the ear. The album as a whole reminds me of the Little Big Planet games – the piano version. Each track has an innocence, a wonder and a beauty to it. It really is a delightful way to spend piano day in 2019 listening to all the melodies and cuteness.
So if you are looking for a beautiful collection of warm piano sparks of imagination – be sure to grab Lullatone’s new album. I’ve not wanted to enjoy advertising music so much in my life until now. This is background music brought into the foreground.
Recommended track: The Biggest Pile of Leaves
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