In the Dark

In the Dark

by Hilary York
     
 
Hilary York's second album is a pleasingly low-key, slightly dark folk-rockish singer/songwriter effort, if a bit on the slim side with nine tracks and 33 minutes of music. The songs largely deal with romantic longing, and it helps that York's slightly husky alto voice is distinctly lower than the vocals by many a woman singer/songwriter digging into the same

Overview

Hilary York's second album is a pleasingly low-key, slightly dark folk-rockish singer/songwriter effort, if a bit on the slim side with nine tracks and 33 minutes of music. The songs largely deal with romantic longing, and it helps that York's slightly husky alto voice is distinctly lower than the vocals by many a woman singer/songwriter digging into the same territory, which helps the material avoid coming off as overly sweet or sentimental. Though not notably eclectic, she also varies her arrangements to good effect, the closing "Loosen Your Grip" abandoning the usual guitar-oriented format for a stark piano-and-horn setting. If you do like your guitars, "Close Your Eyes" is the cut that comes closest to a more classic folk-rock sound with its ringing chords and nimble leads. "Shutters and Doors" is the CD's sole venture into something approaching country music, while a cover of Randy Newman's "Baltimore" accounts for the sole non-original.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/2009
Label:
HEY MIAU
UPC:
0733792866423
catalogNumber:
1

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hilary York   Primary Artist
Ian Moore   Guitar,Vocals
Gene Kurtz   Bass
Joe Reyes   Guitar
Steve Bernal   Bass,Cello,Snare Drums
Kyle Schneider   Drums
Joey Shuffield   Drums
James Stevens   Guitar
Gary Newcomb   Pedal Steel Guitar
Kullen Fuchs   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Horn,Vocals

Technical Credits

Randy Newman   Composer
Steve Bernal   Producer
James Stevens   Engineer
Kullen Fuchs   Arranger,Producer
Matt Smith   Engineer
Hilary York   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Hilary York   Producer

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