A Lily

A Lily

A Lily is James Vella, better known as the guitar player for Burnt Toast and Big Scary Monsters’ instrumental post-rock collective Yndi Halda. He makes music with a computer and as many instruments as he can find - the making of wake:sleep included electric and acoustic guitars, accordion, piano, drums, glockenspiel, bass, lap steel, zheng, vocals and a light switch.

Influenced largely by electronic-based post-rock bands - Múm, The Album Leaf, Amiina, Efterklang, Mogwai et al, and gentle acoustic folk - Mirah, Iron and Wine, Maria Taylor, Juana Molina etc (that is to say, sweet and gentle), a lily was born wide-eyed admiration for starry skies, empty beaches, towering trees and campfires.