British experimental electronic duo Sleeps in Oysters just released their glowing, introspective self-titled debut album. The first single, “Moth Wings for John,” opens with the busy clicking, croaking, squeaking and buzzing of a backyard jungle at night. A dull hum – something halfway between an airplane and a swarm of locusts – emerges from the commotion and begins to climb up a dark scale. Suddenly vocalist Lisa Busby’s sad and sweet voice floats in softly on top of the ominous chords. The cricket chirping transforms into the song’s rhythmic backbone and Busby’s vocals double into a melancholy harmony. Following this, the song fills out into a breathing canon of beautiful layers that retracts finally, leaving Busby to her heartfelt promises. Lulu McAllister

Moth Wings for John