Hundred in the Hands

The Hundred in the Hands

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Based on the Hundred in the Hands' debut EP for Warp, This Desert, the band could have gone in two different directions for its first full-length. The duo could have gone deeper into the experimental leanings shown on some songs, or the sleek disco-pop displayed on others. For their…  See more details below

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Based on the Hundred in the Hands' debut EP for Warp, This Desert, the band could have gone in two different directions for its first full-length. The duo could have gone deeper into the experimental leanings shown on some songs, or the sleek disco-pop displayed on others. For their self-titled debut, they chose the latter; Jason Friedman and Eleanore Everdell worked with pop mega-producer Richard X, among others, which explains the album's sleeker, slicker feel, while louder guitars, the occasional live drums, and more aggressive synths add a sharper edge. This serves the Hundred in the Hands' singles well, adding muscle to the Bloc Party-like riff of "Dressed in Dresden" and extra bite to "Young Aren't Young"'s dreamy disco-pop. Everdell's voice is still pristinely beautiful -- especially on "Lovesick (Once Again)"'s massed harmonies and "This Day Is Made"'s ghostly choruses. The Hundred in the Hands still sound most convincing on songs about emptiness: "Pigeons" and "Dead Endings" let Everdell be an ice princess crooning about vacant spaces, late nights, and early mornings over frosty synths and chugging guitars.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/21/2010
Label:
Warp Records
UPC:
0801061019327
catalogNumber:
10193

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hundred in the Hands   Primary Artist
Vito Roccoforte   Drums
Chris Zane   Drums
Jason Friedman   Bass,Guitar
Eleanore Everdell   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Chris Zane   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Eric Broucek   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Alex Aldi   Programming,Engineer
Jason Friedman   Composer,Programming
Jacques Renault   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Additional Production
Utters   Programming,Engineer,Additional Production
Eleanore Everdell   Composer

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