‘Hy-Brasil’ refers to a phantom island which was said to lie in the Atlantic Ocean, west of Ireland. An expedition to find the island was once launched from Canola Tenderfoot's hometown of Bristol. The band felt a connection to this journey - setting out to unknown territories when making the record. The ethereal nature of memory and time that permeates this myth runs through the album, played out in plaintive melodies and melancholy voices.

 

The album opens submerged in the echoes of the past, as hazy rhythms entwine laconic vocals to create a hypnotic effect on the listener. Layers of melody unfurl across minimal percussion before blossoming into an overwhelming wall of sound. With each track the album progresses into stranger, darker territories before your mental moorings finally break and leave you afloat in a blissful ocean of sound. Canola Tenderfoot’s sound is as timeless as the myths they embrace – a hidden gem suffused with a grace and eloquence that is something to be treasured.