London, Munich, Tokyo. The home cities of the members of Spirit Fest aren’t exactly within a bus ride of each other. Thanks to digital technology, however, the five get together regularly, and in 2020 this “international dream-pop supergroup” (taz) released their third album. Spirit Fest – named after a ghost who sings at night for sleeping people – are the English sound experimenter Mat Fowler (Jam Money), Cico Beck and Markus Acher from The Notwist, and the Japanese avantgarde-folk duo Tenniscoats. They sing their intimate sound meditations, which also feature the harmonium, zither and banjo, in English and Japanese. Spirit Fest are always fluttering between playful chamber pop, soft electronica and cryptic, folky children’s music – perfect for a blissfully somnambulistic experience.