"Memory, I realize, can be an unreliable thing; often it is heavily coloured by
the circumstances in which one remembers, and no doubt this applies to certain of the
recollections I have gathered here."
- Kazuo Ishiguro, A Pale View of Hills
Collective memory is an odd thing: what we consider shared experiences are hardly ever truly shared at all. They are felt and interpreted individually-subjectively-as personal journeys impact the moments we remember and the recollections we make. Hence, collective memories are fraught with disconnections and distortions between individual recollections.
Following the release of their Inhabit EP in March, Pleasantry launch their much anticipated debut album at Esplanade with a little help from friends who have accompanied them on their journey to date. Composing fresh collaborations with these individuals, Singapore's indie darlings explore and navigate the dissonance within collective memories through an audio-visual experience.
Formed in 2010 by members of bands including sub:shaman, Lunar Node, ANECHOIS, Postbox, and the now-defunct Amateur Takes Control; Pleasantry is Isa Ong, Samantha Teng, Ahmad Ariff, Daniaal Adam, Adel Rashid and Haziq Hussain.