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Beach House goes beyond dynamics

There’s always at least one song on a Beach House record that becomes an out-of-body experience, for both the musicians and their listeners. Singer-keyboardist Victoria Legrand might slip into her head voice and hit a celestial high note, and guitarist Alex Scally goes right in with a shimmering solo that sounds like it’s talking back to her. The connection between them is so visceral, it no longer sounds terrestrial. It’s as if the song were a helium balloon, and they’ve suddenly let it go.

“That’s something we feel. We don’t talk about it that much. It just happens,” Legrand says. “It’s very emotional, and it’s something I’ve never found with somebody else. As far as when or why that happens, that’s the raw thing about it. It just is — it exists.”

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