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ARTIST
TITLE
Stars Are Our Home
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SCR 070CD SCR 070CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2016

2013 release. The debut album by Black Hearted Brother, the trio of Neil Halstead (Slowdive, Mojave 3), Mark Van Hoen (Seefeel, Locust), and Nick Holton (Coley Park, Holton's Opulent Oog). Stars Are Our Home was recorded, re-recorded, remixed, and generally tinkered with in sheds all the way from Newquay to New York. Like many great albums (All Night Radio's criminally underappreciated Spirit Stereo Frequency springs to mind) it plays a bit like a mixtape, because, stylistically, it reflects all three of its creators. Thus, it ranges from the lengthy space-rock jam of the title-track to the downbeat disco of "My Baby Just Sailed Away," on the way taking in white noise, acoustic folk, and burbling electronics. At times its reminiscent of Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, at others Blur's 13, and sometimes even a grown-up MGMT. Plus there's at least one song -- "(I Don't Mean To) Wonder -- that sounds like a garage-rock Slowdive. A kind of comedic space rock/dancehall outfit defining a zeitgeist for the 22nd century.