Return of the Kildeer

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Veda Hille presented a set of ethereal songs on Return of the Kildeer that aren't quite indie rock, lo-fi, or singer/songwriter material, though there are elements of each genre to be heard. Her voice and compositions (especially when they're piano-based) are somewhat in the confessional singer/songwriter tradition, albeit a little quirky. Yet there are also traces of a theatrical, cabaret-like art song sensibility in the whimsical airs to the lyrics, vocals, and arrangements (especially when they use a bit of orchestration). There's also a spare and spacious yet minimal feel to the music, even though quite a few instruments are used, including many that aren't ...
See more details below
This CD is Not Available through BN.com

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Veda Hille presented a set of ethereal songs on Return of the Kildeer that aren't quite indie rock, lo-fi, or singer/songwriter material, though there are elements of each genre to be heard. Her voice and compositions (especially when they're piano-based) are somewhat in the confessional singer/songwriter tradition, albeit a little quirky. Yet there are also traces of a theatrical, cabaret-like art song sensibility in the whimsical airs to the lyrics, vocals, and arrangements (especially when they use a bit of orchestration). There's also a spare and spacious yet minimal feel to the music, even though quite a few instruments are used, including many that aren't exactly run-of-the-mill even for oddball indie CDs: bottles, bells, a washing machine, a clock, pots and pans, a plumber's whistle, and a bicycle pump, for instance. The album's on the subdued and wispy side, stronger on evoking fleeting moods and impressionistic visions than concrete images and feelings. In contrast, "Frank Mills" is a much more straightforwardly direct, descriptive, and romantic story-song than anything else on the record. At times it even veers close to being a pop tune, though here again the words make for too eccentric a character sketch to find much truck with the mainstream.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Ape
  • UPC: 881626410325
  • Catalog Number: 10

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Veda Hille Primary Artist, Organ, Piano, Autoharp, Keyboards, Xylophone, Bells, Bottle, Vibes, fender rhodes, Guitar (Tenor)
Ford Pier Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, French Horn, Bells, farfisa organ, Glass
David Travers-Smith Trumpet
Peggy Lee Cello
Barry Mirochnick Drums, Triangle, Wood Block, Pots
Justin Kellam Cymbals, Tom-Tom
Technical Credits
Colin Stewart Engineer
Ford Pier Composer, String Arrangements, Orchestral Arrangements
David Travers-Smith Engineer
Veda Hille Composer, Sound Effects
Traditional Composer
Nick Krgovich Instrumentation
Sean Dixon Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously