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Liste des titres

CD 1

1)

Got To Let Go (03:55) Tender Forever

2)

Like The Snare That's Gone (02:34) Tender Forever

3)

Only The Sounds You Made (04:06) Tender Forever

4)

Nothing At All (04:01) Tender Forever

5)

Day Number (01:24) Tender Forever

6)

But The Shape Is Wide (02:48) Tender Forever

7)

Nowhere Good Enough (03:31) Tender Forever

8)

Unfortunate Friends (01:12) Tender Forever

9)

When I'm In The Dark And You Take Away The Dark (03:21) Tender Forever

Critique

Tender Forever's Melanie Valera stretched her sound on the joyous Wider, and its follow-up, No Snare, is just as aptly named. Where Wider embraced the thrill of falling in love, No Snare shrinks into itself as protection against a breakup, with drum machines guiding its songs like a pacemaker installed to replace a broken heart. “Got to Let Go” opens the album with a statement of purpose, its cheap drum sounds underlining how spare the song is and vice versa, with Valera’s French accent adding to the aloofness as she sings “I can’t feel you anymore.” Love and music blur together on these songs, most strikingly on “Like the Snare That's Gone” -- about the blows dealt in a relationship, this literally percussive love song features clever touches like tapping on water-filled jars instead of cowbells. Valera's emotions heat up on “Only the Sounds You Made,” and the song fills with brass, strings, and clapping beats that sound equally inspired by contemporary R&B and Björk -- indeed, much of No Snare feels like a smaller-scale version of Björk or Imogen Heap's mix of spare sonics and overflowing feelings. Throughout the album, Valera alternates between accepting the silence after a breakup and filling it with audacious arrangements, and between mourning and healing, capturing all of a relationship’s phases with lyrics like “you stretch my bones” and “I felt the love I couldn’t give.” “Nowhere Good Enough” reeks of emotional burnout with its charred-sounding guitars, while “But the Shape Is Wide” lightens the mood and allows some hope. Given that No Snare's concept and music are so focused, Valera courts the risk of repeating herself, but her intensity carries the album (as does the fact that it’s a mere 26 minutes long). This might be Valera’s smoothest-sounding album to date, but emotionally, it’s her rawest -- and her most impressive work yet. ~ Heather Phares

Contributeurs

Artiste Tender Forever

Artiste Melanie Valera

Artiste Christopher Doulgeris

Compositeur Melanie Valera

Label K Records

Compositeur Christopher Doulgeris

Détails sur le produit

DUIN 5DL8899UFTD

GTIN 0789856121724

Date de publication 18.06.2010

Nombre de disques 1

Type de produit CD

Nombre de pistes 9

No Snare

TENDER FOREVER

11,91 €

Vendeur: Dodax

Date de livraison: entre mardi, 25. décembre et jeudi, 27. décembre

État: Neuf

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