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An Open Heart <a href="">Bright Light Bright Light</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
An Open Heart Bright Light Bright Light MP3 Download
On Bright Light Bright Light's outstanding 'Life Is Easy' album 'An Open Heart' was one of several shimmering, uplifting sythnpop tracks and the 12" version here continues in very much the same vein. The alternative Alan Braxe remix takes things in a darker, funkier direction.

The essential new track on this EP is 'Arms of Another', which starts like a melancholy piano ballad before exploding into a fantastic dance track that strays dangerously close to kitsch by incorporating an "I Go To Rio / Every Teardrop in a Waterfall' naggingly insistent synth hook. It's so simple but it works brilliantly against some typically introspective lyrics and a storming bassline. The… Read more
Sparks ~ Imogen Heap
Sparks ~ Imogen Heap
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
As a huge fan of Imogen's work as part of Frou Frou, I enjoyed her solo material but struggled with some of its more esoteric moments. Yet this album is an unexpected triumph, full of ideas being explored but also warmth, melody and incredibly intricate production.

Favourite track by far is the beautiful `Entanglement' with its fractured beat, sensuous vocals and delicate lyrics describing how it feels to share yourself with someone (physically and emotionally). It's jaw-droppingly moving and just one of many moments on `Sparks' that take the listener to another place.

Also excellent is `Run-Time'. Originally developed as part of a running app (please don't let that… Read more
SHAKEDOWN 3 ~ Freemasons
SHAKEDOWN 3 ~ Freemasons
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
After a very quiet period, Freemasons started to warm up with excellent remix work (usually their strongest point). In particular, their remix of London Grammar's Nightcall - featured here - was a triumph. It transformed the dynamics of the track, pushing up the urgency for all it's worth and sounding like it was channelling the Todd Terry remix of 'Missing' by Everything But The Girl.

The first two of three discs on Shakedown 3 feature a few more of their remixes for other artists, all excellent (Hurts, in particular). But most of the tracks are alternative versions of their own previous hits or of the original tracks feature on disc 3. This seems a strange decision and I… Read more