Moonlit Tales by Portland's Kalaido is a dreamy collection of 11 lo-fi hip hop instrumentals featuring live recordings of guitar, flute, oboe, and trumpet from fellow artists Pearl Pixel, Kennebec, and Kelly Pratt. The most notable of these contributors, Kelly Pratt, is a founding member of the band Beirut and a highly recognized multi instrumentalist and composer having worked with groups like LCD Soundsystem, Passion Pit, and The Antlers. Pearl Pixel is primarily a sound designer and VGM composer for games like StarCrossed, ZED, and Wishmere. Kennebec is from the Portland lo-fi scene and makes vibrant and contemplative downtempo chillwave. They released their first full length album Departure earlier this year.
Moonlit Tales plays like the score to a Richard Linklater directed slice-of-life anime. It is a well crafted collaborative effort from an extremely talented group of artists. The album cover by endlesstakeout perfectly encapsulates the overall tone of the record.