Paper Heart [Soundtrack]

Paper Heart [Soundtrack]

by Michael Cera
     
 
When last seen in his breakthrough film, Juno, Michael Cera was sitting on a stoop strumming a simple tune on an acoustic guitar. His musical abilities, such as they are, gain more extensive exposure in Paper Heart, a sort of semi-documentary film directed by Nick Jasenovec in which he appears playing a fictional character named Michael Cera, along with

Overview

When last seen in his breakthrough film, Juno, Michael Cera was sitting on a stoop strumming a simple tune on an acoustic guitar. His musical abilities, such as they are, gain more extensive exposure in Paper Heart, a sort of semi-documentary film directed by Nick Jasenovec in which he appears playing a fictional character named Michael Cera, along with the comedienne Charlyne Yi, playing a fictional character named Charlyne Yi, and another actor playing the part of Nick Jasenovec. Cera and Yi not only star in the movie as versions of themselves, they also wrote and performed the background score. They had help, mostly in the form of musician Alden Penner, who gets some writing credits and plays various instruments. Still, the music has the feel of a bunch of amateurs playing the kinds of instruments that might be found in a children's playroom. And it has a childlike appeal. The cues are short, most running from 30 seconds to two minutes, and simple. Like the movie they accompany, they are meant to be cute and charming, and in the film they may contribute to the overall mood. On disc, by themselves, they come off more like the most rudimentary musical ideas, put down on tape so that they might be developed into something later.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Lakeshore Records
UPC:
0780163409826
catalogNumber:
34098
Rank:
248758

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Cera   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Accordion,Autoharp,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Vocals,Human Whistle,Melodica,Hand Clapping,Finger Snapping
Zach Condon   Trumpet,Thumb Piano
Nathan Gage   Upright Bass
Michael Cassidy   Piano,Trumpet
Perrin Cloutier   Cello
Alden Ginger   Synthesizer,Bass,Flute,Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Maracas,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Shaker,Finger Snapping
Nicholas Scribner   Trumpet
Matthew Patrick Davis   Keyboards
Mary Forrest   Violin
Marie-Claire Saindon   Violin,Viola
Jeremy Konner   Saw
Jamie Wheeler   Cello
Dan Ring   Saxophone
Charlyne Yi   Guitar,Percussion,Accordion,Keyboards,Vocals,Human Whistle,Finger Snapping
Ben Borden   Percussion
Aiden Penner   Synthesizer,Bass,Flute,Guitar,Percussion,Cymbals,Drums,Glockenspiel,Electric Guitar,Maracas,Marimbas,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Shaker,Finger Snapping
Adam Etinson   Violin
Michael Spleit   Cello
Michael Cassidy   Piano,Trumpet

Technical Credits

Greg Townley   Engineer
Mark Lawson   Composer,Engineer
Skip Williamson   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Brian McNelis   Executive Soundtrack Producer
Stephanie Mente   Art Direction
John Spiker   Producer,Engineer
Zach Condon   Composer,Engineer
Michael Cera   Composer
Alden Ginger   Composer,Producer
Nick Jasenovec   Director
Nicholas Scribner   Composer
Matthew Patrick Davis   Composer
Charlyne Yi   Composer
Ben Borden   Composer
Aiden Penner   Composer,Producer

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