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Kites with Lights - The Weight of Your Heart

The Weight of Your Heart

Kites with Lights

Available from Amazon.com.

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker
(progdawg@hotmail.com).

Interesting blend of pop, mellow dance, electronica, and alt here. Kites with Lights embodies the lush side of the Eurhythmics, Sniff 'N the Tears, Dream Academy, a bit of OMD, Buggles, a nod to Sade, Art of Noise, and others. What Blanket of Secrecy and many of the 80s/90s cool dance bands should've been doing, Kites With Lights has nailed. This is foggy rainy-day night music with a bright beat masterfully presented by—even though it sounds like a very well integrated group—just one guy, Jonah Cordy, who has a great sense of lounged-out Ibiza.

The five cuts of Weight of Your Heart are well engineered as well, 3-D and wistful, and whet the listener's appetite for a good deal more (shoulda been a full-blown release!). Few composers can keep to such attractive minimalism while spacing out in a chill chamber nightclub atmosphere so well. Every cut's refrains and melodies are seductive, mysterious, gentle while pulsey, and infectiously driving. From what I can tell, this is Corda's first effort, but he's ready for the mainline. Well worth the investigation.

Track List:

  • The Weight of Your Heart
  • A Mystery
  • We're Ready
  • The Space
  • Sound of the Rain
All songs written by Jonah Cordy.

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

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