Urban Angel [Bonus Tracks]

Urban Angel [Bonus Tracks]

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by Natalie Walker
     
 

An album title like Urban Angel might lead you to expect a smooth and silky R&B diva, but what you get on the solo debut by Daughter Darling alumna Natalie Walker is actually something more along the lines of a less downtown Syd Straw, or maybe a less British Portishead.…  See more details below

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An album title like Urban Angel might lead you to expect a smooth and silky R&B diva, but what you get on the solo debut by Daughter Darling alumna Natalie Walker is actually something more along the lines of a less downtown Syd Straw, or maybe a less British Portishead. The production team of Stur creates arrangements for Walker that manage to give equal weight to her sweet, clear voice and their backing tracks, tracks that are funky and elegant at the same time. The mood is generally kind of glum, but not always completely pessimistic: the title track is sad and lovely, while "Rest Easy" picks up the tempo a little bit while keeping the mood quite subdued. "No One Elsa" combines faintly glitchy beats with a gossamer arrangement of harp, piano, strings, and breathy backing vocals to very nice effect, and "Quicksand" incorporates what almost sound like Fripp-ertronic-style guitars. Near the end, on the beautiful "Not the End," Walker's sadness comes with a certain degree of optimism as she gently encourages a downcast friend. Overall, this is a very impressive debut from a major talent. Highly recommended. [Dorado's 2007 reissue featured two bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/28/2007
Label:
Quango
UPC:
0182784108421
catalogNumber:
84

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Natalie Walker   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dave Hollinghurst   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
David Moltz   Guitar
Daniel Mintzer   Drums,Electric Guitar
Daniel "Shaolun" Chen   Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Nate Greenberg   Synthesizer,Clarinet,Piano

Technical Credits

Adam Duritz   Composer
Thievery Corporation   Producer,Remixing
Daniel "Shaolun" Chen   Programming
Nate Greenberg   Programming,Engineer
Chris "Stone" Garrett   Engineer

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