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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Meet your Client

If you're thinking this is a repeat post about The Clientele, well I'm sorry to tell you that this is not the case. Client are a female British trio that craft electronic songs that are sure to make you think you're a detective with hair like Don Johnson. Now this won't suddenly enable you to take down bad guys in Miami (see Miami Vice), but Client's new release Heartland will surely get you grooving.

Heartland is a collection of electronic rock anthems, almost as if The Cardigans had been given a littler edgier sound. Their sound borders on that surreality that The Cardigans executed so well, but they manage to add more volume to their tracks. These songs have that extra bass, that extra synth, that extra attitude that makes this album more than just your standard electronic album. It's a difficult task for electronica to appeal to mass audiences without sounding like house or techno, and Client's Heartland certainly overcomes such a hurdle by using the anthem model--that is, the beats are relatively simple but they strike a note within the listener. The crescendos in each of these songs blend seamlessly with the somewhat redundant verses.

That said, Heartland has the right intentions and Client does a relatively good job of executing booming rhythms. Unfortunately, this album just seems destined for speakers in GAP or some other clothing derivative.

Go and buy Heartland.
Listen to "Drive" (4.6/5)
Listen to "Where's the Rock and Roll Gone" (4.4/5)

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