Nova Scotia [One Little Indian]

Nova Scotia [One Little Indian]

by Moreau
     
 
Cousteau's third album, and first without longtime keyboardist and primary songwriter Davey Ray Moor, deviates from the moody British chamber pop collective's previous recordings only in name. The newly minted Moreau -- the result of some impenetrable legalese best left to its authors to decipher -- approach the appropriately titled Nova Scotia with the

Overview

Cousteau's third album, and first without longtime keyboardist and primary songwriter Davey Ray Moor, deviates from the moody British chamber pop collective's previous recordings only in name. The newly minted Moreau -- the result of some impenetrable legalese best left to its authors to decipher -- approach the appropriately titled Nova Scotia with the confidence of a band of brothers, building off of 2002's Sirena's penchant for midtempo adult alternative rockers without sacrificing any of the sadcore backbone that made them inseparable from the Tindersticks on their self-titled debut in 2000. Vocalist Liam McKahey dutifully takes over the main songwriting duties, employing his signature baritone over crisp nightclub dirges ("Highly"), open-road epics ("Black Heart of Mine"), and even a track with handclaps ("Sadness"). There's nothing here that's going to convert the band's detractors, but for longtime fans of Cousteau, Moreau may just be the beginning of a successful evolution, not a last grasp at past glory. [Endeavor Records released Nova Scotia under the Cousteau moniker in 2005. It was released on One Little Indian in 2006 with two bonus tracks, "Nova Scotia" and "A World Away," under the newly adopted name.]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/31/2006
Label:
One Little Indian Us
UPC:
0827954072828
catalogNumber:
728
Rank:
188194

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Moreau   Primary Artist
Craig Vear   Percussion,Drums
Robin Brown   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Liam McKahey   Vocals
Joe Peet   Bass,Violin,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Blair Jollands   Background Vocals
Dan Moore   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Melodica,solina,fender rhodes,Mini Moog
Tom Clues   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Daniel Moore   Composer
Craig Vear   Composer
Robin Brown   Composer
Martin Byrne   Composer
Ger McDonnell   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Liam McKahey   Composer,Artwork
Joe Peet   Composer

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