Heart

Heart

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by Stars
     
 
Though very Momus (whom Stars count as a fan) circa Voyager, Heart is much more twee pop despite similar keyboards and electronics. Stars work with bittersweet grooves, sleepy singing, and analog gurgles -- which makes for a charming collection of electronic chamber pop. More

Overview

Though very Momus (whom Stars count as a fan) circa Voyager, Heart is much more twee pop despite similar keyboards and electronics. Stars work with bittersweet grooves, sleepy singing, and analog gurgles -- which makes for a charming collection of electronic chamber pop. More New Order and Saint Etienne than Smiths, and with male and female vocals, the band comes across as an electro-pop Belle & Sebastian. Still, most of the songs lack the immediate hook of their folky counterparts. Stars songs tend to unfold more slowly, from the brilliant retro-futuristic "Death to Death" to the disco-lite Pet Shop Boys-styled "The Vanishing." Amy Millan's gorgeous voice is the group's greatest strength -- on the bouncy, propulsive "Elevator Love Letter," for example. It's not surprising that Millan has contributed to movie soundtracks -- the entire album would sit most comfortably as the decidedly outsider accompaniment to an appropriately indie "Romantic Comedy" (incidentally also the title of one of the record's most beautifully simple and sunny songs).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/2003
Label:
Arts & Crafts
UPC:
0827590030022
catalogNumber:
3
Rank:
77643

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stars   Primary Artist
Jennifer Walker   Violin
Kevin Fox   Cello
James Shaw   Trumpet
Dave Bennet   Theremin
Evan Cranley   Guitar,Trombone,Bass Guitar,Track Performer,Group Member
Torquil Campbell   Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Chris Seligman   French Horn,Keyboards,Track Performer,Group Member
George Donoso   Drums
Eric Hove   Flute,Saxophone
Leon Kingstone   Saxophone
Matthew Watkins   Trumpet
Amy Millan   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer,Group Member
Pat McGee   Track Performer,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ian Catt   Producer,Additional Production
Stars   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Lincoln Clarkes   Cover Photo
Evan Cranley   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Torquil Campbell   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Seligman   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Ibolya Kaslik   Poetry,Liner Notes
Jeffrey Remedios   Cover Photo
Amy Millan   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Pat McGee   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer

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Heart 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the best album i've heard in a long long time. fantastic lyrics, vocals, and overall album composition. highly recommended to anyone who enjoys music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
sensational music, this duo is a must-hear. i love every single song, of course some more than other. but as a whole, this album is unbelievably refreshing, with songs that are memorable and beautiful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago