The best way to listen to a symphony, whether at the athenaeum or in the bath tub, is to close your eyes and imagine: a captain encouraging his soldiers before the upcoming battle, the sunrise waking up nature, the fight for survival during a tremendous storm at sea.
Makunouchi Bento are not an orchestra, but their songs are just as visual as a symphony. They are two musicians from Timisoara, Romania, who play with field recordings, musical instruments, electronic twists and anything they can think of to create magical music.
Mum and I listened to their new LP – “Lighthouse Stories” and imagined.
Mum saw a mountain creek, a boxing game, Spanish dancers, a woman swinging in her chair on the front porch, wind chimes, a newly married couple driving in a convertible on the highway, taking in the view, dreaming of beautiful things. Their spells breaks when they get to a city and stop at the gas station where they have to pay their last pennies for the gas.
When I closed my eyes, I saw night coming, ships swinging on the waves, doors slamming, samurai, a solitary journey through a forest with tall trees and birds’ songs echoing,
We both agreed we could dance to their music.
You might see and feel something completely different.
Listen and buy their new EP here:
If you like “Lighthouse Stories”, I recommend listening to “Swime” next.