Science For Girls

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Using the name Science for Girls as an overall moniker for his project in the same way that, say, Stephin Merritt uses the 6ths, Darren Solomon makes his own equivalent to such a release with the self-titled debut of the project, an album dedicated to all that is self-consciously suave and cool. Which, to be frank, is pretty much both the raison d'etre and the ultimate limitation of the album -- an eternal return to a sound of suaveness that is as much a reimagining of the vaguely tropical-sounding past as acts like Antena and Thievery Corporation were in their days, to name only two examples. Alternately, songs like "Northern Lights" suggest the ultimate end point of ...
See more details below
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $4.79   
  • New (3) from $11.66   
  • Used (1) from $4.79   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ned Raggett
Using the name Science for Girls as an overall moniker for his project in the same way that, say, Stephin Merritt uses the 6ths, Darren Solomon makes his own equivalent to such a release with the self-titled debut of the project, an album dedicated to all that is self-consciously suave and cool. Which, to be frank, is pretty much both the raison d'etre and the ultimate limitation of the album -- an eternal return to a sound of suaveness that is as much a reimagining of the vaguely tropical-sounding past as acts like Antena and Thievery Corporation were in their days, to name only two examples. Alternately, songs like "Northern Lights" suggest the ultimate end point of Portishead's disturbing fusions smoothed out into cocktail-hour soundtracking. Part of the problem is that nearly all the guest vocalists don't move much beyond the atmospheres Solomon creates -- everyone's so intent on matching the reflective feeling created that it just becomes all the more comfortable background music. As a result it's the relative exceptions which stand out, and if they can't really make the album as a whole work, they do provide the clear high points. "Violets" is a good example, thanks to Renee Cologne putting in a clear, soaring vocal with a bit of bite that contrasts all the soothing singing on display most everywhere else. Similarly the darker (if not exactly pitch black) groove of "Pattern Recognition" further anchors the whole listen more effectively than earlier songs, so if it's a bit too little too late, it's still a high point.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/27/2012
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 837101420792
  • Catalog Number: 5637464014
  • Sales rank: 360,700

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 14 Days (5:46)
  2. 2 Northern Lights (5:45)
  3. 3 You'll Never Know (5:33)
  4. 4 Sweet Life (4:41)
  5. 5 Australia (5:06)
  6. 6 Violets (4:58)
  7. 7 Pattern Recognition (5:21)
  8. 8 Peace Heart (4:24)
  9. 9 Sonnet 96 - William Rottman (4:59)
  10. 10 Sleepwatching (6:51)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Science For Girls Primary Artist
Paul Riggio Vocals, Group Member
Jim Rotondi Flugelhorn
Darren Solomon Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano, electronics
Sherman Foote Vocals, Group Member
Michael Karn Tenor Saxophone
Matt Hauser Vocals, Snare Drums, Ride Cymbal, Group Member
Mark Ambrosino Drums
Cheryl B. Engelhardt Vocals, Group Member
Rob Susman Trombone
Jean Rohe Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Barry Manilow Composer
Darren Solomon Composer, Producer, Engineer
Tony Gillis Mastering
William Shakespeare Composer
Renee Cologne Composer
Steven DePalo Engineer
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