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Your Love Means Everything [UK]
     

Your Love Means Everything [UK]

by Faultline
 

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Prolific producer David Kosten's second solo album positions Faultline as another in a line of electronic musicians who excel in blending moody tones with guest vocalists' voices. The list of collaborators on Your Love Means Everything is quite impressive. Guests include Michael Stipe, Wayne Coyne from the

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Prolific producer David Kosten's second solo album positions Faultline as another in a line of electronic musicians who excel in blending moody tones with guest vocalists' voices. The list of collaborators on Your Love Means Everything is quite impressive. Guests include Michael Stipe, Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips, Chris Martin from Coldplay, newcomer Jacob Golden, and ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe. It's the songs that enlist the help of Kosten's famous admirers that really sparkle and take off. Martin's pensive vocal delivery on "Where Is My Boy?" and the title track suggests a more subtle, introspective take on Coldplay. The sweeping, glitchy "Bitter Kiss" works like an electro-Western ballad thanks to Golden's touching Thom Yorke-like falsetto. Coyne's fractured, brittle lullaby might not reach the peaks of Sparklehorse, but the song works slight magic as a creepy, sad passion play. Stipe appears to be having fun on "Greenfields"; his haunted voice makes for a mystical, almost Christmassy mood. The only problem, and it's a minor one, with the album's many instrumental songs is that they seem somewhat emotionally vacant. It's as if the songs are crying out to be used as film score material. That's not to say that Kosten isn't a fine sonic sculptor, because he wields electronics and traditional instruments like an ace, but there is a sense that something is missing. Songs like "Clocks" and "I Know Myself" work just fine as background music, but the strengths of the songs with vocals can't help but bring the instrumental tracks down a notch. Your Love Means Everything is a fine album, and one guesses that, given the right set of circumstances and additional first-rate collaborators, Faultline's star should continue to shine.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/06/2002
Label:
Wea International
UPC:
0809274607522
catalogNumber:
46075

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Performance Credits

Faultline   Primary Artist,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Drusilla Harris   Violin
Nick McCabe   Guitar
Michael Stipe   Vocals
Wayne Coyne   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Bearpark   Guitar
Steven Drozd   Background Vocals
Anthony Christmas   Drums
Lucy Shaw   Double Bass
Chris Martin   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Vast Aire   Vocals
Jacob Golden   Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Vordul Megilah   Vocals
Augusta Harris   Cello

Technical Credits

Faultline   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Jacob Golden   Producer

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