Shadows

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Lenka's third studio album, 2013's Shadows, is a work of rapturous, ceaselessly melodic, vintage-sounding orchestral pop that makes the most of the vocalist's elfin croon. While Lenka's past albums showcased her knack for bubbly pop songs that tipped a hat to both '60s singer/songwriter pop and modern indie acts like Owl City and Lights, here she delves headlong into the kind of sweeping, psychedelic-tinged sound that artists like Donovan, Nick Drake, and Serge Gainsbourg recorded in the '60s and '70s. Of course, while there is certainly an older vibe to these songs, Lenka still remains a thoroughly modern artist, never falling into a retro-rut. In that sense, the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
Lenka's third studio album, 2013's Shadows, is a work of rapturous, ceaselessly melodic, vintage-sounding orchestral pop that makes the most of the vocalist's elfin croon. While Lenka's past albums showcased her knack for bubbly pop songs that tipped a hat to both '60s singer/songwriter pop and modern indie acts like Owl City and Lights, here she delves headlong into the kind of sweeping, psychedelic-tinged sound that artists like Donovan, Nick Drake, and Serge Gainsbourg recorded in the '60s and '70s. Of course, while there is certainly an older vibe to these songs, Lenka still remains a thoroughly modern artist, never falling into a retro-rut. In that sense, the album also brings to mind the work of such similarly inclined contemporaries as Diego Garcia, Beck, and Matt Costa. Cuts like "After the Winter" and "Heart to the Party" feature a precise mix of strings, horns, guitars, Wurlitzer keyboards, and various percussive instruments from glockenspiels to vibraphones, many played by Lenka herself. Recorded while Lenka was pregnant with her first child, Shadows has a hushed, lullaby quality that adds to its deeply felt and intimate nature. In fact, the track "Two Heartbeats" is built around the whooshing in utero heartbeat of her baby. Gorgeously conceived in every way, Shadows is a tiny masterpiece.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2013
  • Label: Ingrooves
  • UPC: 887158354823
  • Catalog Number: 001
  • Sales rank: 41,965

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothing Here But Love (3:29)
  2. 2 Faster With You (3:42)
  3. 3 Heart To the Party (3:05)
  4. 4 After the Winter (3:32)
  5. 5 Find a Way To You (3:45)
  6. 6 Honeybee (4:19)
  7. 7 No Harm Tonight (4:12)
  8. 8 Two Heatbeats (4:05)
  9. 9 Monsters (2:28)
  10. 10 Nothing (4:23)
  11. 11 The Top of Memory Lane (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lenka Primary Artist, Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Vocals, Vibes, Wurlitzer
Kevin Salem Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Noise
Danny Levin Horn, Horn Engineer
Tracy Bonham Violin
Oliver Kraus Strings
Maxime St-Pierre Flugelhorn
Rich Mercurio Drums
Zac Rae Drums
Gavin Brown Vocals
Zoe Hauptmann Bass
Jonathan Dreyfus Violin
Jason Reeves Background Vocals
Pascal Shefteshy Acoustic Guitar
Doug Yowell Drums
Francois Plante Vocals
Jean Philippe Goncalves Bass
Tom Schutzinger Bass, Percussion, Strings, Drums, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Kevin Salem Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Lenny DeRose Engineer
Pierre Marchand Producer
Paul Herman Composer
Zac Rae Composer
Jason Reeves Composer
Pascal Shefteshy Engineer
Lenka Producer, Instrumentation
John O'Mahony Producer
Lenka Kripac Composer
James Gulliver Hancock Artwork
Thomas "Tawgs" Salter Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Tom Schutzinger Composer, Producer, Engineer
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