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Amor de Dias

Amor de Dias, is a long-term collaboration between Alasdair MacLean (The Clientele) and Lupe Nunez-Fernandez (Pipas).

While their debut album Street of the Love of Days took three years to make, their new album The House at Sea was recorded and mixed in only nine days. As a result, the sessions centered around a smaller band, the twin Spanish guitars and voices of Nunez-Fernandez and MacLean, and an occasional rhythm section of James Hornsey and Howard Monk, both formerly of The Clientele. The House at Sea is a snapshot of a year's songs written in London and Madrid. There are pop songs, delirious dream accounts, strange lyrical puzzles, and stories from the city and the suburbs. The theme of the sea threads its way throughout the record along with a gentle sense of drifting and departure, of being lost, of saudade - a sadness at lost things. The title track was inspired by an encounter with Ian Hamilton Finlay's 'Evening Will Come They Will Sew The Blue Sail' in a Scottish poetry book.