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From The Valley To The Stars

24 Feb. 2008 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 24 Feb. 2008
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • Copyright: 2008 Memphis Industries Ltd
  • Total Length: 43:38
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  • ASIN: B0096JXJ5E
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,423 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 May 2008
Format: Audio CD
If I had to identity the sound of "From the Valley to the Stars," it would be a church organ possessed by the spirit of sixties folk-pop and a pint-sized orchestral section.

In fact, El Perro Del Mar's latest album mostly focuses on delicate, soaring little chamberpop arrangements with a quasi-religious sound and a folky airiness. Yeah, that sounds appallingly twee, but it ends up becoming incredibly pretty, mellow and catchy, with a jazzy undertone that runs just under the organ folkpop and fairylike vocals though it hits a few speedbumps along the way ("It's easy, babe/It's easy babe").

It opens with "Jubilee," a wispy confection that is all organ, all the time. Sarah Assbring introduces her soft vocals by just sort of murmuring: "Jubilee/jubilee/jubilation..." repeatedly. Intro time!

Things get a bit more poppy with the swaying, flute-riddled "Glory to the World," which seems to be half enchanted hymn, half children's song ("Look at the clouds today/they sure make funny shapes"). And then there's the jittery prettiness of "You Can't Steal A Gift" floats along on a sea of vaguely jazzy instrumentation, along with that same ethereal flute. The woman sounds a bit tightly wound here, but still good.

And with that, El Perro Del Mar drifts into a warm, shimmering sea of gentle pop music -- languid jazzy ballads, warm piano melodies, soaring pop with exquisite classical instrumentation, a few ballads wrapped in trembling organ, and even an unexpectedly upbeat tune called "Somebody's Baby," where it sounds like Sarah Assbring just wanted to get up and dance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PP Prong on 4 Aug. 2010
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A collection of haikuesque musical pictures. Bitesize comfort listening for the soul - original, sweet, warm and full of summer goodness.
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