When the Night

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The full-length debut album from Brooklyn's St. Lucia, 2013's When the Night is romantic, catchy, and surprisingly sophisticated. Centered around Johannesburg, South Africa-born singer/songwriter Jean-Philip Grobler, St. Lucia have been making their specific brand of synthesizer-based music since 2011. In fact, When the Night's shimmery, atmospheric melodicism should sound familiar to anyone who picked up the band's superb 2012 self-titled EP, as two of the songs from the EP -- "We Got It Wrong" and "Closer Than This" -- show up here. Also included is the band's epic 2012 single "September," which, like many of the tracks on When the Night, sounds something along the lines ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The full-length debut album from Brooklyn's St. Lucia, 2013's When the Night is romantic, catchy, and surprisingly sophisticated. Centered around Johannesburg, South Africa-born singer/songwriter Jean-Philip Grobler, St. Lucia have been making their specific brand of synthesizer-based music since 2011. In fact, When the Night's shimmery, atmospheric melodicism should sound familiar to anyone who picked up the band's superb 2012 self-titled EP, as two of the songs from the EP -- "We Got It Wrong" and "Closer Than This" -- show up here. Also included is the band's epic 2012 single "September," which, like many of the tracks on When the Night, sounds something along the lines of the Human League DJing an Ibiza rave. Elsewhere, St. Lucia mix glassy synthesizers, buoyant basslines, and Latin meets new wave-inspired rhythms on such cuts as "Wait for Love" and "Elevate." Vocally, Grobler has a warm croon that helps lift his songs well above any ironic, retro '80s hipster tag. These tracks are immaculately produced, and while they at times lean heavily toward John Hughes soundtrack territory, they also never come off as completely dated. In that sense, St. Lucia fit nicely next to such similarly inclined contemporaries as Gotye and Young Galaxy as much as they do Peter Gabriel. Of course, if at any point you find yourself dancing along to When the Night and the scene starts to feel a little like a skewed version of Lionel Richie's "All Night Long" video, rest assured that this is probably just what St. Lucia had in mind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/8/2013
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888837692625
  • Catalog Number: 376926
  • Sales rank: 28,828

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Night Comes Again - Jean-Philip Grobler
  2. 2 The Way You Remember Me - Jean-Philip Grobler
  3. 3 Elevate - Jean-Philip Grobler
  4. 4 Wait For Love - Jean-Philip Grobler
  5. 5 All Eyes On You - Jean-Philip Grobler
  6. 6 Closer Than This - Jean-Philip Grobler
  7. 7 Call Me Up - Jean-Philip Grobler
  8. 8 We Got It Wrong - Jean-Philip Grobler
  9. 9 September - Jean-Philip Grobler
  10. 10 Too Close - Jean-Philip Grobler
  11. 11 When the Night - Jean-Philip Grobler
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
St. Lucia Primary Artist
Chris Zane Drums
Alan Ferber Trombone
Jonas Raabe Keyboards
Ari Bragi Kárason Trumpet
Mike Ruby Saxophone
Ross Clark Guitar, Bass Guitar
Nathan Koci French Horn
Drew Cappotto Percussion
Tim Sullivan Saxophone
Nick Brown Drums
Patricia Beranek Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Garrett Ienner Guitar
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
James Iha Executive Producer
Andy Baldwin Drum Engineering
Jeff Gilligan Art Direction
Chris Zane Engineer, Additional Production
Chris Kasych Pro-Tools
Jonas Raabe Composer, Producer
Ross Clark Composer
Benjamin Gebert Engineer, Percussion Engineer
Leif Podhajsky Illustrations, Cover Design
Jean-Philip Grobler Composer, Producer, Engineer
Garrett Ienner Composer
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