Powerpop the way itīs meant to be. The opening track on canadian`s Mark Kleiner fabulous debutalbum is just as uplifting as the songtitle might imply. Piano, guitars a killerchorus and songwriting with such an effortless flow that it blows away all the recordcollecting dust that usually litters the genre.
A pure joy to listen to. Australias Architecture in helsinki manages to do popmusic that quite no one else at the moment. They never forget to craft a melody like the old masters but at the same time throws in so many new ideas as possible. The owls go is a minisymphony with a childrens choir, horns and could be described as somewhere between maher shalal bash and polyphonic spree.
The album is a huge disapointment (12 years for making an album that sounds like rejected b-sidesmaterial to hounds of love) but this lovely, moving piano ballad about her mothers death shows why there really is no one else like Kate Bush.
If only life could be like this. Taken from The free designs head honcho Chris Dedricks soloalbum "Be free" this is the best cut on an album that is 50 percent quite awful (free design meets prog rock, not so good) 50 percent quite lovely (free design meets simon & garfunkel, much better) Well, particulary this track that gets closest to that simon and garfunkel comparision.
If anyone ever wondered why Francoise Hardy never did an album as good as La Question this woman might well be the answer. For it was Tuca that was responsible for, well as i have figured out at least, the songs, production and string arrangements on that particular album. Tuca only made three albums herself, all of which is flawed, but at her best shows her influence on the la question album. With a voice somewhere between nara leao and joyce her songs really did come onto her own on her last album Dracula i love you. The title track is a haunting ballad that almost sounds if Kate Bush had been born in Brazil. Well, nearly i must add because i had so high expectations after the la question album so i was a bit disappointed when i heard her albums. But you could only imagine what great music Tuca could have done. This track at least shows her enormous potential and a sense of atmosphere that i haven´t heard from any other brazilian artist. Tuca tragically died in 1978 after trying losing weight to fast. Does anyone know more about her?