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Dare to be Laid Back? Tasha's There's Still The Moon is the last record you'll ever need to hear

Dare to be Laid Back?

Tasha's There's Still The Moon is the last record you'll ever need to hear

by Ancient Champion, Columnist
first published: May, 2020

approximate reading time: minutes

A gentle giantess for sure

There's Still The Moon
Father/Daughter Records

So... What happens when you hear a record, when you hear a song, so beautiful, you find yourself so awash in a supremely gentle awe, sweeping insidiously through your whole self that the moment just feels like you've heard the last song you'll ever need to hear? Tasha's There's Still The Moon, might just be that song.

Sometimes the playing is so slight, so minimal, if it was any less so Tasha would surely have boxed up her guitar and shipped it back to sender. She kind of reminds me of Damien RIce & Lisa Hannigan's early brushes with honesty and super-understatement alongside all that.

Of course, Tasha has form for this sort of thing, hear 2018s, life-affirming, infectious when infectiousness was still mostly good, single, Kind of Love, from her debut LP Alone at Last. OMG! What is the word for falling into someone else's sigh? The LP heralded Tasha's radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself. It's a powerful message.

Tasha is the greatest at this, a ferociously gentle giantess for sure.   

Here's splendid recently recorded version of that Kind of Love. I mean, this video begins there with Kind of Love, but wind it back and hear the entire performance. It's its own reward, like the moon itself.

Essential info
Stream Tasha Here
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Tasha's Website
Father Daughter Records

Ancient Champion

Ancient Champion writes for OUTSIDELEFT while relentlessly recording and releasing instrumental easy listening music for difficult people. The Champ is working on Public Transport, a new short story collection that takes up where 2021's Six Stories About Motoring Nowhere (Disco City Books) left off. It should be ready in time for the summer holidays. More info at

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