Harmoni-Pet Deluxe is the debut release from Texas-based Melting Season, a musical enterprise that can only be described as a one-man-band with the qualifier that the man has twelve arms. With piles of instruments, field recordings, dollar-store props and vocal wizardry, Bruce Blay, the man behind the music, has created an album that evokes Animal Collective, Bibio and making out with your imaginary friend. Adopting a self-described “anything-goes” mentality, choosing spontaneity over recommended guidelines, the album was recorded in pseudo-solitary at home during a time when he was particularly far away from his usual musical playmates. The sounds of ukulele, drums, autoharp, kalimba, bells and a menagerie of others ebb, flow, clap and stomp, heralding the coming of a genre all its own. Part psych-folk, part woodsy-self-revelation and part aural design, Harmoni-Pet Deluxe was written as inspired by camping adventures, beach parties, and climbing trees… and it most certainly sounds like it.