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Life in the Shade
     

Life in the Shade

by Brookville
 
Andy Chase has always been the George Harrison of Ivy. Adam Schlesinger has Fountains of Wayne to show off his pop songcraft muscles, and with her Europurr of a voice and those nouvelle vague looks, Dominique

Overview

Andy Chase has always been the George Harrison of Ivy. Adam Schlesinger has Fountains of Wayne to show off his pop songcraft muscles, and with her Europurr of a voice and those nouvelle vague looks, Dominique Durand is always going to be the trio's focal point. In Ivy, Chase fades into the background almost by necessity, but his second album as the primary driving force behind Brookville suggests that the singer/songwriter simply isn't the extroverted type. These 13 songs are quietly melodic midtempo reveries, lacking the Continental lounge feel of Ivy's best work, but with a similarly effortless, unhurried feel. Even the cover of The The's angsty "Slow Emotion Replay" (one of those '80s college radio nuggets that's at the heart of Chase's musical universe) is delivered in a breathy wisp of a voice over a polite musical backing that sounds like 16 Lovers Lane-era Go-Betweens. Anyone who likes Ivy (or the solo work of James Iha and Eric Matthews, both of whom guest here) will like Brookville's stylish indie pop elegance, but Life in the Shade is a descriptively titled album that never quite bothers to break a sweat.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
Unfiltered
UPC:
0829917200927
catalogNumber:
72009
Rank:
214806

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Performance Credits

Brookville   Primary Artist
Marty Beller   Drums
James Iha   Guitar,Vocals,Noise
Steve Osborne   Bass,Electric Guitar
Mike Williams   Drums
Didi Gutman   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Sounds
Dominique Durand   Background Vocals
Jean-Pierre Ensuque   Electric Guitar,Noise
Josh Lattanzi   Electric Guitar
Benjamin Whittenburg   Cello
Andy Chase   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Tambourine,Vocals,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Ethan Eubanks   Drums,Tambourine
Sabina Sciubba   Vocals
Jody Porter   Electric Guitar
Masa Shimizu   Guitar
Jeremy Adelman   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Trumpet,Drums,Bells,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass,Sounds
Cyril Moisson   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Noise,Vibes,Toy Piano,Synthesizer Strings,Hi Hat,Prophet 5
Bruce Driscoll   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Electric Guitar,Theremin,Background Vocals,Classical Guitar,Sounds,Synthesizer Strings

Technical Credits

Marty Beller   Composer,Producer
Steve Osborne   Producer,drum programming
Scott Brannon   Composer
Didi Gutman   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Frank Olinsky   Art Direction
Jean-Pierre Ensuque   Composer,Producer
Andy Chase   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Sabina Sciubba   Composer,Producer
Geoff Sanoff   Engineer
Philippe Garcia   Cover Photo
Jeremy Adelman   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Greg Pliska   Composer,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Cyril Moisson   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,String Samples
Rudyard Lee Cullers   Engineer
Bruce Driscoll   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Sheila Scott   Management

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