Ken Burns Effect

Ken Burns Effect

by Stars Like Fleas
     
 

The Ken Burns Effect aims to detonate atomically at a few exact moments during its swift running time, and these points of coruscating largesse are apparent on first listen. There is the melancholic "I Was Only Dancing," which mutates a plaintive country lament into a Sigur Rós bliss-out; the concise, winsome, and musically ribaldSee more details below

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The Ken Burns Effect aims to detonate atomically at a few exact moments during its swift running time, and these points of coruscating largesse are apparent on first listen. There is the melancholic "I Was Only Dancing," which mutates a plaintive country lament into a Sigur Rós bliss-out; the concise, winsome, and musically ribald "Berbers in Tennis Shoes"; and the 14-minute finale, "Some Nettles," which twinkles and fizzes and booms like blooming fireworks. The valleys between these peaks are lovely enough, but remain nevertheless overshadowed. Stars Like Fleas share scenes and sonic handprints with other revered sculptors of noise like Animal Collective, Akron/Family, and Stars of the Lid, and at times one may be tempted to deem them a featherweight version of these artists. But, really, they're just interested in something else; the slight moments and stumbles here come to feel, eventually, as intentional as the more awesome displays of musicality elsewhere.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
Hometapes
UPC:
0718122018420
catalogNumber:
20184

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Performance Credits

Stars Like Fleas   Primary Artist
Trevor Dunn   Bass
Jon Natchez   Banjo,Flute,Trumpet,Accordion,Glockenspiel,Bass Guitar,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Ukulele,Vocals,Penny Whistle,Analogue Synthesizer,Mouthpiece
Ryan Sawyer   Bass,Percussion,Drums,Voices
Sam Amidon   Banjo,Fiddle,Vocals
Thomas Bartlett   Piano,Prepared Piano
Charles Waters   Clarinet
Kyle Bruckmann   English Horn
Matt Lavelle   Trumpet,Bass Clarinet,Flugelhorn,Pocket Trumpet,Vocals,Cuica
Gerald Menke   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals
Shannon Fields   Voices
Tianna Kennedy   Cello,Vocals
Jon Kelby   Vocals
Jecca Barry   Flute
Jesse Sparhawk   Harp
Sara Magenheimer   Vocals,Laughs
Christal McIntyre   Trombone
Katie Pawluk   Violin
Shelley Burgon   Harp

Technical Credits

Tommy Roe   Engineer
Nicolas Vernhes   Engineer
Ryan Sawyer   Producer
Sam Amidon   Producer,Engineer
Thomas Bartlett   Piano Engineer
Shannon Fields   Producer,Engineer,Re-arranged
Mathieu Saura   Engineer
Charles Burst   Engineer
Josh Clark   Engineer
Valgeir Sigurðsson   Mastering
Shelley Burgon   Contributor

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