DESCRIPTIONS written by WILL LONG (Celer)With their first collaboration album, .tape. and Aroah create a weave of kindred melodies and dreampop gifts, akin and tranquil. After a 2005 release of 'Paintings' on Spa.rk / Nature Bliss, .tape. returns with a new blend of subtly infused harmony, only accentuated and enhanced by the gifts of Aroah's delicate vocals, free and embedded in a moving, warm environment. Her every breath is honest, fine, and within perception, completely relaxed. Amiable movements glitter over the surface, carefully chosen harmonies pulling out, with choice acoustics and velvet-smooth voice pleasant and forthright. In the glow from a warm window, bright colors flare and recede. Realism drops in, as easily placed as petals falling from a withering flower, yielding to new growth and imagination of the unexpected. Understated and edgy, yet lumi- nescent and pure folk pop melancholia, 13 tracks play through with beaming nature hues, always feeling effortless, and clear.