Albums Of The Week

From stirring to haunting

Home-grown outfits Riot !n Magenta (above) and Hanging Up The Moon's Sean Lam (left).
Home-grown outfits Riot !n Magenta (above).PHOTO: RIOT !N MAGENTA
Home-grown outfits Riot !n Magenta (above) and Hanging Up The Moon's Sean Lam (left).
Home-grown outfits Hanging Up The Moon's Sean Lam.PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Hanging Up The Moon questions the nature of life, while Riot !n Magenta put out their first full-length album

While adorned with pastoral vibes, the latest and fourth album by home-grown folk-rock outfit Hanging Up The Moon is anything but easy-listening.

The solo outlet of former Concave Scream singer-songwriter Sean Lam, aided by contemporaries like Alexius Cai, Dean Aziz and Victor Low, is a warm and stirring collection of tunes that questions the nature of life in the concrete jungle.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 19, 2018, with the headline 'From stirring to haunting '. Print Edition | Subscribe