City of Black & White

City of Black & White

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by Mat Kearney
     
 

On his second album, City of Black and White, Mat Kearney leaves behind any lingering folkie traits, along with any hippie rapping, and dives headfirst into pure AAA songcraft, placing sweet melodies at center stage. Kearney's songs go down easily but that hasn't stopped him from relying on a glistening production thatSee more details below

Overview

On his second album, City of Black and White, Mat Kearney leaves behind any lingering folkie traits, along with any hippie rapping, and dives headfirst into pure AAA songcraft, placing sweet melodies at center stage. Kearney's songs go down easily but that hasn't stopped him from relying on a glistening production that sugarcoats everything he sings, supporting his tunes with lightly looped rhythms, guitars that whisper or echo like the Edge and keyboards so subtle they merely add texture. It's a ProTooled production, but thankfully it's merely mannered, not overly fussy: everything is in its right place, right down to when the fingers squeak on the guitar strings, the subtle tapestry as intrinsic to the album's success as Kearney's gently insistent melodies. While nothing here is attention-grabbing -- that's just not his style -- this is adult alternative mood music of the highest order, a record that might serve up some songs the dedicated can sink their teeth into but is best heard for how it elegantly glides into the background.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0886971959727
catalogNumber:
719597
Rank:
3716

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mat Kearney   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Bells
Lynn Nichols   Electric Guitar
Jason Lehning   Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards
Mike Elizondo   Bass
Tyler Burkum   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Aaron Sands   Bass
Will Sayles   Drums
Tony Lucido   Bass
Paul Moak   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Electronic Mandolin,Hammond B3
Robert "Aurel M" Marvin   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Sampling,Vocoder,Synthesizer Bass,Tack Piano
Aaron Sterling   Drums
Claire Indie   Cello
Jeremy Lutito   Drums
Gabe Scott   Hammered Dulcimer,Lap Steel Guitar
Joshua Crosby   Drums
Dan Brigham   Guitar,Piano,Cello,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Michael Logan   Composer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Greg Latterman   Management
Matthew Perryman Jones   Composer
Paul Moak   Engineer
Josiah "Chuks" Bell   Composer,Programming
Robert "Aurel M" Marvin   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Chris Testa   Engineer
Trent Dabbs   Composer
Mat Kearney   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Kate York   Composer
Jason Rio   Management
Maria P. Marulanda   Art Direction
Dan Brigham   Programming

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