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ARTIST
TITLE
No Need To Laugh
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NORM 019CD NORM 019CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/7/2006

This is the debut release on Normoton from promising new artist Uphill Racer. Following hot on the heels of Landesvatter and Pupkulies & Rebecca, Uphill Racer crosses boundaries of style and adds to the texture of the Normoton label. No Need To Laugh is a singer/songwriter album full of poetic acoustic images and frivolous hopeful hymns. Behind the curtain of understatement one recognizes the silhouette of Beck, Notwist, Eels or A-ha. However Uphill Racer is a one-man chamber orchestra who composed and played all the tracks himself. Choral riffs, deep basses, rhythm groups, strings, mellotron, acoustic guitars, speech samples, frogs, cats, birds and various undefined sounds build the harmonic basis of the songs, which are formed by timeless moods. Fragile emotions in psychedelic widescreen. Uphill Racer -- gifted with a keen sense of beautiful, supportive melodies that create dream landscapes -- placing simplicity together with expressionalistic excess. As little as possible and as much as needed -- minimalist bombast. Uphill Racer is an exceptionally gifted arranger, who knows the delicate gift of writing catchy universal pop songs.