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Infinite Love Songs

Maximilian Hecker Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 April 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Kitty Yo
  • ASIN: B00005NYCR
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 310,208 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Polyester
2. Sunburnt days
3. Green night
4. The days are long and filled with pain
5. White
6. Cold wind blowing
7. Over
8. Flower four
9. Like them
10. Infinite love song
11. Let me out
12. Today

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Infinite Love Songs is the magical debut album from Maximilian Hecker, who began his musical career as a busker on the streets of his native Berlin, playing Oasis songs--and a handful of his own solo compositions--to disinterested passers-by. The tracks here date back to that period, although you'd never guess: these 12 tracks of lush guitar-pop feel polished and complete, a million miles from any ragged road-side composition. Hecker's smooth falsetto is the immediate touchstone--clear and unsullied, the very polar opposite of Jeff Buckley's cracked, ragged high-end--and it's inevitably this which leads the songs, rather than the music. "Polyester" and "Let Me Out" are fine examples of Hecker's songwriting at its most touching and simplistic, and while the title track beckons dub-tinged electronic into Hecker's design with some success, ultimately, his greatest moments come when the instrumentation is stripped down, and he tackles his songs bare: the piano-accompanied lullaby heart-break of "The Days Are Long and Filled with Pain" is a heart-breaker with few comparisons. --Louis Pattison

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maxitastic! 30 Nov 2002
Format:Audio CD
The first time that I heard "Polyester" I marvelled at its richness both lyrically and technically. Maximilian Hecker's voice has a certain edge to it which gets even better with "Sunburnt Days" and "Green Night". The first time that I heard this album I was taken on a journey from start to finish and it is a real joy to find an artist of real quality emerging from Berlin.
The album seems to be itself almost a narrative telling a story of immense pleasure and pain. At the start you are transported to another world with the first three mellow tracks and then the next three or so leading to "Over", another track that encapsulates all that is good about this artist.
I recommend this album for both when you are feeling happay and when you are feeling down as at both times it will have something new and different to offer. The last two tracks, "Let Me Out" and "Today", have a very chilled out vibe to them and the album ends almost in a whisper and all you want to do is start the ride all over again!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars this winter's tunes.... 5 Nov 2001
By Alexa S. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
"Ouch" - it hurts me to give this album but 4 stars.
Maximilian Hecker, a newcomer artist from Berlin, writes songs bound to be the sweetest, soothing and most heartfelt I've heard in a long time.
Perfectly flowing into eachother, each song creates an atmosphere of deep melancholy and lonelines - yet never quite without a hint of hope.
Titles such as "the days are long and filled with pain" seem to drip with dangerous pretense at first, but once you've heard the music accompanying the title, you realize - this man is actually sincere about it.
Soft vocals along with delicate, often poetic lyrics (especially in "polyester") will have you long for your bed, a cup of tea and that significant other at your side.
So what's there to criticize?
As already mentioned, each and every song is smooth and calm - which does make you wish that the single outburst of aggression in "cold wind blowing" had happened in a few other songs.
Also, while I do love Maximilian's voice, it would have been interesting to hear him sing in a slightly more versatile tone.
You've got to prove some patience when listening to this album, because it'll take a few spins before you can differenciate between the songs and really appreciate them.
And - I really do encourage you to give it a try.
This is an astounding debut which shines despite its few faults, and renders you hungry for "more".
Even if you end up disliking the record as a whole, it's definitely worth its purchase for the titles "cold wind blowing", "polyester", "infinite lovesong", "white" and "the days are long and filled with pain".
Truly gorgeous popmusic.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's all about longing 3 Nov 2001
By Katharina Moser - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Maximilian Hecker is a 23 yearold german writing pop songs sounding completely "non german".
Beautyful melodies meet a voice reminding of Jón Thor Birgisson of Sigur ros.
By now I've often read Hecker reminds in his way a bit of Radiohead,I don't know if this is really true in terms of their music,but surely in the way he and thom yorke do their songs--when thom yorke is singing,he is not a bit desparate ,he is absolutely desparate,
the same with Hecker-you're believing him every word he's singing and that there 's no way out of his misery called longing for something he won't get(you know this "hell or deliverance" thing)
thank god he's not completely free of irony concerning himself,but it's just the amount of irony to make you know that he's capable of self-reflection what does not stop his yearning.
4.0 out of 5 stars passionate 11 Jun 2003
By David Page - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I read a very short review of this album in some music magazine and comparisons to morrissey caught my interest. It is pretty hard to find but I got a hold of it and really like it. He is from Germany, so (consequently? I don't know) the lyrics are lacking, almost nonsensical. But despite the lyrics, this album has some of the most passionate songs I have ever heard. The comparisons to Morrissey are only accurate in the sense that both have sad lyrics that are borderline pathetic (one of Maxi's song titles is "The Days Are Long and Filled With Pain"). Otherwise I don't have a strong comparison other than to say that if you like much of the Post Brit-Pop (or whatever they're calling it) ie. Coldplay, Radiohead, Travis, Doves, etc. you should like this. I have recently ordered his new album "Rose", I'll let you know how it is.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melodies to die for 15 Feb 2004
By "anibalpz" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Incredible simple and beutyful melodies. Amazing voice.
You will feel like crying since track 1.
2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Out of nowhere 31 Jan 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is the most honestly beautiful record of 2001. It's heartbreakingly stark and simple. You wouldn't expect this from a German 23-year-old ex-model. But, ask yourself, did you expect planes to fly into buildings?
Buy this.
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