See: ginla bring the reflective dreampop of ‘Bloodstream’ to warm your autumn

ginla: Joe Manzoli, left, and Jon Nellen

GINLA, the creative space in which Adrianne Lenker’s super-creative musicians Joe Nellen and Joe Manzoli – sidemen? Do me a favour, these two are so much more than that – are bursting with future pop ideas; as evidenced by the rather lovely “Bloodstream”, the single they’ve just unveiled.

With a digital debut album under their belts, 2018’s dreamy, timeless Codex, the musical adepts Joe and Jon are once more unto the breach, with this first drop of a new batch of recordings encompassing many beautiful dreampoppy textures; languorous, come-to-bed vocals a la Kurt Ralske, courtesy Jon; a deft sprinkling of electronic embroidery; and then the whole thing blasts off on a sweet ‘n’ roaring shoegazey guitar break that makes everything just so. (Me? I keep rewinding that break, it’s Robin Guthrie-a-go-go).

It sees a departure for more organic textures for the band, who had Animal Collective producer Rusty Santos aboard for these sessions.

The video was directed and edited by Italian photographer and visual artist Alessia Gunawan, who made a portmanteau video compiling footage from her own life, illustrating how it’s changed during the past few years. Alessia is on record as saying the song made her reflective – she felt that she was watching her life go by; so set out to make a short accompanying film exploring the passage of time.

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