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The North Shore

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All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
The first U.S. release from Danish artist Manual Jonas Munk is a soothing work of ambience that combines the sounds of both terrestrial and extraterrestrial origins. A perfect fit for NPR's Hearts of Space, The North Shore abandons Manual's guitars and percussion, focusing on minimal tones with subtle changes. The two tracks with Jess Kahr who works with Munk in the post-rock project Limp do little to differentiate themselves from the rest, instead merely adding a few quiet textures. "Always Alone" implies the sound of a satellite lost in orbit and sending out a signal, before gentle waves flow at the end. "1986," with chimes in the foreground, has a trance-like power ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Kenyon Hopkin
The first U.S. release from Danish artist Manual Jonas Munk is a soothing work of ambience that combines the sounds of both terrestrial and extraterrestrial origins. A perfect fit for NPR's Hearts of Space, The North Shore abandons Manual's guitars and percussion, focusing on minimal tones with subtle changes. The two tracks with Jess Kahr who works with Munk in the post-rock project Limp do little to differentiate themselves from the rest, instead merely adding a few quiet textures. "Always Alone" implies the sound of a satellite lost in orbit and sending out a signal, before gentle waves flow at the end. "1986," with chimes in the foreground, has a trance-like power when combined with soft tones that linger in the background. "Burn," a ten-minute journey of dark, icy synths, wanders and wanes while muted crickets become nicely comforting. Finishing with the suitably titled "It's Night on Planet Earth...and We Are Alive," Manual establishes a wondrous recording that is ideal with headphones at dawn.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/22/2004
  • Label: Darla Records
  • UPC: 708527014424
  • Catalog Number: 144

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Always Alone - Jess Kahr (7:57)
  2. 2 1986 - Jess Kahr (5:27)
  3. 3 Dawn Changes Everything - Jess Kahr (6:46)
  4. 4 Eleda - Jess Kahr (5:10)
  5. 5 Burn - Jess Kahr (9:53)
  6. 6 Ica - Jess Kahr (5:28)
  7. 7 It's Night on Planet Earth...and We Are Alive - Jess Kahr (5:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Manual Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Jakob Skott Cover Art
Jess Kahr Composer, Producer
Jonas Munk Composer, Producer
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