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Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With its 2001-inspired cover art and Space Oddity-styled title, it's no real surprise that Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut -- the 2012 album from Andrew Osenga -- is a bit of a concept album. Like many concept albums, the narrative may be hard to parse, but that's certainly not the case with the record's ambition. Osenga sequences the album so it has a dramatic ebb and flow, letting delicate synthesized instrumentals give way to sprightly power pop or, of course, stomping glam rockers of the kind always associated with sci-fi space rock think Ziggy Stardust, but crisper, cleaner, and decidedly less androgynous. When Osenga gets deep or serious here, he tends to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With its 2001-inspired cover art and Space Oddity-styled title, it's no real surprise that Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut -- the 2012 album from Andrew Osenga -- is a bit of a concept album. Like many concept albums, the narrative may be hard to parse, but that's certainly not the case with the record's ambition. Osenga sequences the album so it has a dramatic ebb and flow, letting delicate synthesized instrumentals give way to sprightly power pop or, of course, stomping glam rockers of the kind always associated with sci-fi space rock think Ziggy Stardust, but crisper, cleaner, and decidedly less androgynous. When Osenga gets deep or serious here, he tends to trade in the kind of stately effect-laden march U2 patented around The Joshua Tree, but this is where his plainspoken persona comes in handy. He's not a rock star; he's a craftsman who takes his work seriously, and this sincerity prevents his pretensions from seeming pompous and gives his introspection heart, but the best thing about Leonard, the Lonely Astronaut is how Osenga zeroes in on a specific soundscape and fills it out with unfussy details. It's a major idea delivered on a small scale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2012
  • Label: Rabbit Room
  • UPC: 859708801200
  • Catalog Number: 8012
  • Sales rank: 104,682

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andrew Osenga Primary Artist
Paul Eckberg Drums
Chris Weigel Bass
Jeff Taylor Accordion
Technical Credits
Jackie Wilson Production Crew
Todd Bragg Construction
Matthew Odmark Mastering
Philip Gibson Production Crew
Stephen Lamb Production Crew
Andrew Osenga Composer, Producer, Engineer
Jonathon Dewveall Production Crew
Dave Osenga Production Crew
Neil Sandoz Director, Direction
Zach McNair Director, Direction
Oz Davis Production Crew
Peter Gaultney Executive Producer, Production Crew
Tiffany Dupree Set Decoration
Donna Osenga Production Crew
Casey Webber Production Crew
Ashley Chambless Production Crew
Josh Stockment Production Crew
Michael Terry Production Crew
Drew M. Blake Production Crew
Glenn Johnson Production Crew
Stephen Cavness Production Crew
Melanie Dewveall Production Crew
Geoffery Morris Production Crew
Maggie Loftus Production Crew
Matthew Loftus Production Crew
Carrie Betcher Production Crew
Bradley Riddell Production Crew
Chris Hubbs Production Crew
Jonathan Nickels Production Crew
Lee Broadwell Production Crew
Jonathan Bergen Production Crew
Wendy Lee Nentwig Production Crew
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