Marriages

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
As one half of Pulseprogramming and a touring member of Hefty's somber darlings L'Altra, Marc Hellner had his plate full without issuing this solo record. Marriages is simply another victory lap for this Chicago musician. Teaming up with Telefon Tel Aviv's Joshua Eustis, Marriages falls in line with his L'Altra and Telefon Tel Aviv contemporaries to present a suite of heartfelt somber songs that blend acoustic and electronic textures seamlessly. With contributions from Kate Simko Traum, Telefon Tel Aviv's Charles Cooper, Tortoise's John Herndon, and countless others, Marriages is a full-fledged statement of the state of Chicago's indie music scene circa 2005. But ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
As one half of Pulseprogramming and a touring member of Hefty's somber darlings L'Altra, Marc Hellner had his plate full without issuing this solo record. Marriages is simply another victory lap for this Chicago musician. Teaming up with Telefon Tel Aviv's Joshua Eustis, Marriages falls in line with his L'Altra and Telefon Tel Aviv contemporaries to present a suite of heartfelt somber songs that blend acoustic and electronic textures seamlessly. With contributions from Kate Simko Traum, Telefon Tel Aviv's Charles Cooper, Tortoise's John Herndon, and countless others, Marriages is a full-fledged statement of the state of Chicago's indie music scene circa 2005. But thankfully, the cameos don't detract from the performances, adding a little bit of something special with each track. The attention to detail remains high and the songs are carefully crafted mini-symphonies of texture and beauty, something that is unsurprising, as Eustis' production is work is polished and extremely focused. The only small gripe is that Marriages is too short; even though it's just the right size for a release of this style, the breathtaking nature of the album leaves a feeling of wanting more. Here's hoping a follow-up isn't too far in the future.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2005
  • Label: Peacefrog
  • UPC: 689781206827
  • Catalog Number: 68

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Handshaking (4:42)
  2. 2 Both of Use (4:59)
  3. 3 Mine Is Made Of (5:11)
  4. 4 Last Chances (4:28)
  5. 5 Nonsense & Happiness (4:48)
  6. 6 You the Picture (5:38)
  7. 7 Overpasses (4:06)
  8. 8 Asleep on the Wing (4:52)
  9. 9 Orphea (5:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marc Hellner Primary Artist, Musician
Fred Lonberg-Holm Musician
John Herndon Musician
Josh Abrams Musician
Joshua Eustis Musician
Charles Cooper Musician
Mike Shim Musician
John Vajner Musician
Kate Simko Musician
Eric Davis Musician
Technical Credits
Stefan Betke Mastering
Marc Hellner Composer, Producer
Hans Seeger Art Direction
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