Mating Game

Mating Game

by Bitter:Sweet
     
 

The label says that the debut album from Bitter:Sweet (a duo featuring Supreme Being of Leisure Kiran Shahani and singer Shana Halligan) will appeal to fans of Serge Gainsbourg, Portishead, and …  See more details below

Overview

The label says that the debut album from Bitter:Sweet (a duo featuring Supreme Being of Leisure Kiran Shahani and singer Shana Halligan) will appeal to fans of Serge Gainsbourg, Portishead, and Everything But the Girl. Hold up. How does that work again? Well, as it turns out, the album won't necessary appeal to all of those people all at the same time -- the Gainsbourg fans will get a kick out of the loungey, horn-heavy "Mating Game" (and is that a theremin heard warbling in the background?), while those who got excited when Everything But the Girl got all jungley and electro will love the juxtaposition of cool, breathy vocals and jumpy breakbeats on "Our Remains" and "Salty Air." For the Portishead contingent there's the spare and sulky funk of "Overdue" and the turntable-infused junglism of "Don't Forget to Breathe" (which also features really nice strings and a fun rhythmic changeup in the chorus). It all adds up to an album that captivates not by virtue of real originality, but by combining familiar elements in consistently enjoyable ways.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
Label:
Quango
UPC:
0182784100623
catalogNumber:
10062

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bitter:Sweet   Primary Artist
Bob Sheppard   Bass Clarinet
Peter Kent   Violin
Chris Murphy   Violin
Jimi Randolph   Keyboards
Carol Robbins   Harp
Jonathan Roy   Saxophone
David Stenske   Viola
Michael Railton   Keyboards
Freddie Flint   Guitar
Shana Halligan   Vocals
Sean Woolstenhulme   Guitar
Kiran Shahani   Synthesizer,Bass
Sharon Jackson   Violin

Technical Credits

Dick Halligan   String Arrangements
Jimi Randolph   Producer
Michael Railton   Composer,String Arrangements
Bruno Guez   Producer,Executive Producer
Shana Halligan   Arranger,Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Melody Arrangement
Kiran Shahani   Composer,Programming,Producer
Rick Torres   Composer

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