Elizabeth & The Catapult

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Elizabeth & The Catapult - Taller Children Taller Children
Pop New - LP B0012614 Verve
Sealed, Out Of Print 2009 180gm Original With Custom Hype Sticker On The Shrink Wrap. “Having Already Issued A Handful Of Homemade Recordings, Elizabeth & The Catapult Sound Unusually Assured On Their Major-Label Debut. Taller Children Bounces Between Piano Jazz, Coffeehouse Pop/Rock, And Contemporary Lounge, A Mix That Appeals To NPR-Loving Sophisticates Without Alienating Those Who Prefer Mainstream Radio. At The Center Of The Storm Is Frontwoman Elizabeth Ziman, A Disciple Of Ella Fitzgerald And A Contemporary Of Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson, And Other Piano-Wielding Female Songwriters. Ziman Distances Herself From Those Females By Simply Casting Her Net Wider, Helming A Torch Ballad One Minute And Piling Multi-Tracked Harmonies Atop Electro Percussion The Next. The Presence Of Studio Wiz Kid Mike Mogis — Producer Extraordinaire For The Likes Of Rilo Kiley, Cursive, And Tilly & The Wall — Helps Fuel The Eclectic Set List, As The Band No Longer Splits Its Time Between Songwriting And Production Duties. Free To Do Whatever They Wish, The Three Musicians Explore The Boundaries Of Pop Music With Wide-Eyed Fascination And Veteran Competency, Using The Studio To Their Advantage Without Resorting To The Sort Of Dense, Grandly Orchestrated Music That Can't Be Replicated In Concert. Some Orchestral Flourishes Do Pepper The Album's Ballads — "Rainiest Day Of Summer" Evokes A Rainy Manhattan Landscape With Brill Building Strings, While "Right Next To You" Brims With Gauzy Layers Of Keyboard, Vibraphone, And Flügelhorn — But Taller Children Devotes More Time To The Talents Of The Band, Not Its Host Of Sidemen. This Is An Album That Reveals Its Layers Upon Many Listens, An Album That Channels The Sophistication And Elegance Of Fifth Avenue While Keeping Its Head In The Bohemian Enclave Of The West Village. In Short: Wholly Agreeable, Very New York, And Quite Promising.” – Andrew Leahey, All MUSIC Guide... more details
 

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