Wishbone

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Upon first listen, Wishbone, the third outing from Danish pop provocateur Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, sounds like a singer/songwriter trapped inside a fully functioning pinball machine, all whirring, well-oiled gears, flashing bulbs, and carefully timed levers snapping into place, but multiple spins reveal a far more enigmatic voice. Oh Land's schizophrenic blend of girly club beats, icy electro-pop, and wistful balladry falls somewhere between Grimes, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, and Robyn, and while it doesn't always work, it never stops working hard to get there. Released via Federal Prism, a boutique label run by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), ...
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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Upon first listen, Wishbone, the third outing from Danish pop provocateur Nanna Øland Fabricius, better known as Oh Land, sounds like a singer/songwriter trapped inside a fully functioning pinball machine, all whirring, well-oiled gears, flashing bulbs, and carefully timed levers snapping into place, but multiple spins reveal a far more enigmatic voice. Oh Land's schizophrenic blend of girly club beats, icy electro-pop, and wistful balladry falls somewhere between Grimes, Lykke Li, Goldfrapp, and Robyn, and while it doesn't always work, it never stops working hard to get there. Released via Federal Prism, a boutique label run by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio), Wishbone is at its best when it finds the middle ground between quirky and quixotic, as is the case on the resplendent opener "Bird in an Aeroplane" (and to a lesser extent its churning, less succinct midtempo sibling "Sleepy Town"), the coy, campy, and ultimately infectious single "Renaissance Girls," and the torchy "3 Chances," all of which frame Fabricius' enigmatic lyrics with exotic yet oddly familiar pop architecture in the vein of French/Finnish duo the Dø. For the most part, it's an imperfect yet perfectly acceptable collection of electrified modern pop curios that benefit from their ballet dancer turned green-haired pop princess creator's considerable panache. Less immediate however, is the Santigold-lite, forced dancefloor rave-up "My Boxer" and the wan, Killers-lite, radio-ready "Cherry on Top," though neither song is a deal breaker, especially when they're tempered by better versions of themselves like the Studio 54-kissed "Pyromaniac" and the stark and surprisingly quaint "Love You Better."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2013
  • Label: Federal Prism
  • UPC: 851893005005
  • Catalog Number: 5005
  • Sales rank: 34,663

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bird In an Aeroplane (4:00)
  2. 2 Renaissance Girls (3:10)
  3. 3 Cherry On Top (3:48)
  4. 4 3 Chances (2:28)
  5. 5 My Boxer (2:50)
  6. 6 Love a Man Dead (3:58)
  7. 7 Next Summer (2:32)
  8. 8 Sleepy Town (5:00)
  9. 9 Pyromaniac (3:42)
  10. 10 Green Card (4:07)
  11. 11 Kill My Darling (3:56)
  12. 12 Love You Better (3:43)
  13. 13 First To Say Goodnight (4:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Oh Land Primary Artist
David Poe Guitar
David Andrew Sitek Instrumental
Dana Leong Trombone
Owen Beverly Guitar
Nathaniel Morton Drums
Carolina Parra Piano
Qarin Wikström Choir, Chorus
Andrew Dunn Trombone
Lillian Tornqvist Harp
Vincent Chauncey French Horn
Katrine Muff Enevoldsen Choir, Chorus
Todd Simon Brass
Michael Shobe Trumpet
Eske Kath Fonts
Nanna Øland Fabricius Instrumental
Anna Mose Choir, Chorus
Sophie Ziedoy Choir, Chorus
Maylen Rusti Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Jimmy Harry Composer
David Poe Composer
Steve Fallone Vocal Arrangements
Emanuel Kiriakou Composer
Bent Fabricius-Bjerre Harp Arrangement, Choir Arrangement
Sam Farrar Composer
Dan Carey Composer, Producer, Engineer
Sia Furler Composer
David Andrew Sitek Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
David Stoller Engineer
Josh Edmondson Engineer
Owen Beverly Engineer
Julian Bunetta Composer
Zeph Sowers Engineer
Andros Rodriguez Engineer
Grant Michaels Composer
Michael Shobe Brass Arrangment
Tore Nissen Engineer
Eske Kath Paintings
Nanna Øland Fabricius Composer, Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Instrumentation
Evan "Kidd" Bogart Composer
Danny Cheung Engineer
Asger Carlsen Cover Photo
Farra Matthews Executive Producer
B14 Graphic Design
Wndbrd Producer, Engineer
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