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"Many Worlds Are Born Tonight is an impressive assemblage that echoes the past glories of David Sylvian, Alison Moyet, and Kate Bush."
"Happy Rhodes is now at her eighth studio album, and it is her first to be released on a label other than her own Aural Gratification. This album is full of all the things Happy Rhodes fans love: tight arrangements combining programming and live playing; elliptical, if not downright impenetrable, lyrics; a disregard for songwriting structures and clichés; and her unmistakable voice.
Her voice – her voices – are undoubtedly the defining factor. There's the upper register, eerily like Kate Bush at times, the creepy low voice which is almost a bass but not masculine, the breathy exhalation, the tinny little voice, and many others, both natural and electronically altered.
Musically, the trend of Building the Colossus and Warpaint is continued, with keyboards rather than acoustic guitar dominating. And while downright catchy at times, the music is too erratic to really be called "pop" — the arrangements wander too much, and the subject matter avoids the typical topics of loving, losing, and leaving (including instead science fictional items and a whimsical tribute to the god Ra).
Extra bonuses include lots of David Torn guitar samples and Jerry Marotta on drums."
released September 1, 2017
Happy Rhodes -- Nylon String Guitar, 12 String Guitar, Hand Percussion
Kevin Bartlett -- Harmonic, Shadow and Original E-bow, Bass, Bass Loops, Drippy Bass, Hand Percussion, Jug, Vase, Linguini Grill, Log Drums, Bongos, Mini Djembe and Chime
Jerry Marotta -- Drums, Barney Rubble Drums, Nails of Goat and "Oh"
Carl Adami -- Bass and BassLoopie Things
Rob Taylor -- Violin
Kelly Bird -- Additional Voices on "Proof"
Mitch Elrod -- Additional Voices on "Proof"
Produced by Happy Rhodes.
Engineered by Happy Rhodes with additional tracking by Kevin Bartlett at Aural Gratification
All vocals engineered by Kevin Bartlett
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