Still Night, Still Light

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
On their third album, Still Night, Still Light, the dreamy trio Au Revoir Simone don't do anything too differently than they did on their previous release, Bird of Music. The basic structure of the sound vintage synths/keyboards and drum machines and voices winsome leads and rich harmonies is firmly in place. The palpable feeling of introspection and melancholy is still there, the gentleness of the melodies and sweetness of tone is present also. What has changed is that they seem to crank the melancholy and sadness up just a touch; there are no songs as bright and lovestruck as "Stars" here. Even the uptempo songs with cheerful-sounding melodies like "Anywhere You Looked" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
On their third album, Still Night, Still Light, the dreamy trio Au Revoir Simone don't do anything too differently than they did on their previous release, Bird of Music. The basic structure of the sound vintage synths/keyboards and drum machines and voices winsome leads and rich harmonies is firmly in place. The palpable feeling of introspection and melancholy is still there, the gentleness of the melodies and sweetness of tone is present also. What has changed is that they seem to crank the melancholy and sadness up just a touch; there are no songs as bright and lovestruck as "Stars" here. Even the uptempo songs with cheerful-sounding melodies like "Anywhere You Looked" and "All or Nothing" have heartbreakingly bleak lyrics. That's not to say the album itself is bleak by any means. The warmth that the group wrings out of its keyboards is enough to dry up the tears, and the fuzzy blanket of sound producer Thom Monahan wraps their sound in gives you a strangely peaceful feeling that makes the sadness seem OK. It also helps that they keep things interesting sonically by changing up their sound throughout the album, with the disco sheen of "Another Likely Story," the unlikely junkshop glitter groove of "Only You Can Make You Happy," the motorik groove of "Shadows," and the doomy synth pop of "Organized Scenery" being most impressive. The straight-ahead ballads like "We Are Here" and "The Last One" are made better by the wide range of sounds that surround them. Thanks to Monahan and the strength of the songs the trio wrote for the album, this stands as Au Revoir Simone's best work so far.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/2009
  • Label: Our Secret Record Co
  • UPC: 656605507323
  • Catalog Number: 2
  • Sales rank: 57,106

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Another Likely Story (4:39)
  2. 2 Shadows (4:02)
  3. 3 All or Nothing (4:27)
  4. 4 Knight of Wands (3:48)
  5. 5 The Last One (4:41)
  6. 6 Trace a Line (3:57)
  7. 7 Only You Can Make You Happy (4:58)
  8. 8 Take Me as I Am (2:23)
  9. 9 Anywhere You Looked (3:39)
  10. 10 Organized Scenery (3:12)
  11. 11 We Are Here (3:50)
  12. 12 Tell Me (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Au Revoir Simone Primary Artist
Erika Forster Group Member
Otto Hauser Drums
Annie Hart Group Member
Heather D'Angelo Group Member
Max Braverman Cabasa
Technical Credits
Thom Monahan Producer, Engineer
J.J. Golden Mastering
Au Revoir Simone Composer
Alex Braverman drum programming
Julia Guther Cover Design
Samuel Palmer Cover Art
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    Posted October 1, 2010

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    the girls are just amazing. their live shows are really wonderful,too.

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