Happy Accidents

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Brand Anderson's 2000 character piece Happy Accidents didn't get much play beyond Sundance. Nevertheless, its soundtrack is a solid collection of moody, electronica-tinged indie pop and period light jazz that just might out-resonate the film. Josephine Wiggs and Vivian Trimble's Dusty Trails project was already quite cinematic; the three songs they contribute here -- especially "Dusty Happy End"'s chilly mix of mechanics and warmth -- only solidify that notion. The pleasant bossa nova sway of Legendary Jim Ruiz Group's "Be My Valentine" meshes nicely with High Llamas' lush chamber pop, as well as "Mima," a vintage cut from jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris. There's even a bit...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
Brand Anderson's 2000 character piece Happy Accidents didn't get much play beyond Sundance. Nevertheless, its soundtrack is a solid collection of moody, electronica-tinged indie pop and period light jazz that just might out-resonate the film. Josephine Wiggs and Vivian Trimble's Dusty Trails project was already quite cinematic; the three songs they contribute here -- especially "Dusty Happy End"'s chilly mix of mechanics and warmth -- only solidify that notion. The pleasant bossa nova sway of Legendary Jim Ruiz Group's "Be My Valentine" meshes nicely with High Llamas' lush chamber pop, as well as "Mima," a vintage cut from jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris. There's even a bit of the film's quirky sci-fi romantic plot reflected here, most notably in Evan Lurie's avant-garde piece "Into the Future." Overall, Happy Accidents separates from the film it represents, standing as a mellow yet breezy blend of spacy pop and nocturnal background music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2001
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581699021
  • Catalog Number: 6990
  • Sales rank: 291,401

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dusty Happy End - Dusty Trails (3:53)
  2. 2 Urban Gentleman - The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group (2:14)
  3. 3 The Perpetual Bachelor - Jet Set Six (4:29)
  4. 4 Cookie Bay - The High Llamas (3:45)
  5. 5 Distensione - Orchestra Carlo Cordara (2:53)
  6. 6 Burning Flies - Looper (3:54)
  7. 7 Mima - Eddie Harris (5:02)
  8. 8 Be My Valentine - The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group (3:09)
  9. 9 Bach Ze - The High Llamas (5:15)
  10. 10 Maracana - Giovanni Lamberti Orchestra (3:18)
  11. 11 Cheap Plastic Inserts - Dusty Trails (2:18)
  12. 12 Vamos A La Playa - Cibo Matto (3:23)
  13. 13 Into The Future - Dan Martin (1:15)
  14. 14 Beautiful Crazy Wall Of Sound - Dusty Trails (1:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Harris Track Performer
Evan Lurie Keyboards
Kate Schellenbach Track Performer
Kenny Wollesen Track Performer
The High Llamas Track Performer
Cibo Matto Track Performer
The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group Track Performer
Jon Mattock Track Performer
Mauro Refosco Percussion
Dusty Trails Track Performer
Jet Set Six Track Performer
Looper Track Performer
Dan Martin Bass
Technical Credits
Phil Klum Mastering
Patricia Joseph Producer
Alex Steyermark Executive Producer
Brad Anderson Executive Producer
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