Beach House "Once Twice Melody" (Silver Edition) - Deathwish Inc

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Beach House "Once Twice Melody" (Silver Edition)


Once Twice Melody is the 8th studio album by Beach House. It is a double album, featuring 18 songs presented in 4 chapters. Across these songs, many types of style and song structures can be heard. Songs without drums, songs centered around acoustic guitar, mostly electronic songs with no guitar, wandering and repetitive melodies, songs built around the string sections. In addition to new sounds, many of the drum machines, organs, keyboards and tones that listeners may associate with previous Beach House records remain present throughout many of the compositions.

Beach House is Victoria Legrand, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, and Alex Scally, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. They write all of their songs together. Once Twice Melody is the first album produced entirely by the band. The live drums are by James Barone (same as their 2018 album, 7), and were recorded at Pachyderm studio in Minnesota and United Studio in Los Angeles. For the first time, a live string ensemble was used. Strings were arranged by David Campbell.

The writing and recording of Once Twice Melody began in 2018 and was completed in July of 2021. Most of the songs were created during this time, though a few date back over the previous 10 years. Most of the recording was done at Apple Orchard Studio in Baltimore. Once Twice Melody was mixed largely by Alan Moulder but a few tracks were also mixed by Caesar Edmunds, Trevor Spencer, and Dave Fridmann. Β 

Track Listing:

Disc One:
01. Once Twice Melody
02. Superstar
03. Pink Funeral
04. Through Me
05. Runaway
06. ESP
07. New Romance
08. Over and Over

Disc Two:
01. Sunset
02. Only You Know
03. Another Go Around
04. Masquerade
05. Illusion of Forever
06. Finale
07. The Bells
08. Hurts to Love
09. Many Nights
10. Modern Love Stories