The Bird of Music

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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
The first full-length by Brooklyn's all-girl Au Revoir Simone enchants in a way the trio itself once captured best: the music is the perfect soundtrack to "exploring a secret garden at night with a flashlight," as they told British Vogue in 2006. Though that description made its way to newsstands before this album took shape -- the girls were discussing earlier tracks and sessions -- it holds: The Bird of Music presents dreamy, image-mad synth pop with a sparkly magic quality; it's the perfect album for contemplating unicorns to. Vocally, there's a sweetness to the songs that's nicely tempered by honesty -- when Au Revoir Simone sing "You make me wanna measure stars in ...
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All Music Guide - Tammy La Gorce
The first full-length by Brooklyn's all-girl Au Revoir Simone enchants in a way the trio itself once captured best: the music is the perfect soundtrack to "exploring a secret garden at night with a flashlight," as they told British Vogue in 2006. Though that description made its way to newsstands before this album took shape -- the girls were discussing earlier tracks and sessions -- it holds: The Bird of Music presents dreamy, image-mad synth pop with a sparkly magic quality; it's the perfect album for contemplating unicorns to. Vocally, there's a sweetness to the songs that's nicely tempered by honesty -- when Au Revoir Simone sing "You make me wanna measure stars in the backyard with a calculator and a ruler, baby," on the infectious "Stars," for instance, you believe them, even if you find the idea a little odd. Musically, they make a mountain of sound out of three keyboards and a drum machine, but it's a mountain of sound you'd never attach the word "quirky" to. Au Revoir Simone are serious if highly idiosyncratic musicians. Their album should find favor with listeners who love Stereolab and the Waitresses but don't mind a little Bananarama thrown in the mix, either.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2007
  • Label: Our Secret Record Co
  • UPC: 837101309691
  • Catalog Number: 1

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Lucky One (4:30)
  2. 2 Sad Song (4:07)
  3. 3 Fallen Snow (3:45)
  4. 4 I Couldn't Sleep (2:31)
  5. 5 A Violent Yet Flammable World (5:01)
  6. 6 Don't See the Sorrow (4:30)
  7. 7 Dark Halls (3:26)
  8. 8 Night Majestic (3:00)
  9. 9 Stars (2:58)
  10. 10 Lark (4:19)
  11. 11 The Way to There (6:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Au Revoir Simone Primary Artist
Julia Kent Cello
Shane Endsley Trumpet
Rod Sherwood Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Kit Pongetti Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Adam Crystal Violin
Cameron Bird Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
James Cecil Shaker
Erika Forster Group Member
Doug Marvin Drums
Annie Hart Group Member
Heather D'Angelo Group Member
Ryan Keberle Trombone
Maya Kishi Okolovska Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Keith Murray Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Christian Owens Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Graham Parks Percussion, Vocals, Percussion Ensemble
Josh Abbott Tambourine
Technical Credits
Steve Fallone Mastering
Rod Sherwood Producer, drum machine
Au Revoir Simone Composer
Flora Hanitijo Cover Photo
Graham Parks Producer
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