Bird of Music
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The trio share keyboard duties and play them in the tentative manner of a young child reading Braille.
Their songs have a twisted charm that's half cute and half disturbing and also strangely catchy.
Occasionally, as on the wondrous sunshine pop of "The Lucky One" and "Fallen Snow", they hit on the kind of blissful marriage of pop, harmony and weirdness that worked so well for Polyphonic Spree.
Elsewhere they excel in retro electro - kind of 60s MOR with a Casio beat.
As a record, it's much more approachable than their debut album, "Verses of Comfort, Assurance and Salvation".
You'll either fall in love with "The Bird Of Music"or feel queasy - or quite possibly both.
And the Brooklyn pop band is in good form in their full-length debut "The Bird of Music," mingling peppy electropop and pretty little synthy ballads. It could use a few darker edges, but their shimmery music is a charming experience -- think Eisley on a lazy summer evening.
It opens with the sound of wind chimes, and a gentle piano melody. "A dream of togetherness/Turned into a brighter mess/A faint sign my spoken best," is murmured over the gentle ballad. "So I was the lucky one/Reading letters, not writing them/Taking pictures of anyone/I know..."
That tone totally changes with the next song -- a peppy synth pop tune that doesn't really live up to the title: "Play me a sad song because /That's what I want to hear/I want you to make me cry/I want to remember the places that we left/Lost to the mists of time."
With those two as an intro, the remaining songs pretty much straddle between them -- organ ballads, meandering fuzzy electropop, tightly-wound dance pop, languid little pop tunes, and a few that defy labels -- the ominously soaring "Violent Yet Flammable World," and the eerie finale "The Way To There."
Three young women playing lots of sparkly, shimmery synth... well, it doesn't sound like the stuff of great pop music. And even after their beautiful debut EP, I was a bit worried about whether their music would last the stretch over an entire full-length album.
Well, fortunately those worries were needless -- even though there's really only keyboard, they know how to mix it up.Read more ›
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nice disc quality, thaks a lot. there were some troubles with DHL but now everything is o'key. have a nice day, mates)Published on May 28, 2013 by alexander
I'm really glad I found this and bought it. Some of it is a little too poppy for my tastes, but the majority of it is synth-ey and 'pretty' enough that it's a great cd to put on... Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by Amanda Fucello