Lonely Drifter Karen - Poles

Poles

Lonely Drifter Karen

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Album 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (mp3) 13 tracks £7.99
Download Album (flac) 13 tracks £7.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.79

Description

Lonely Drifter Karen - Poles

Lonely Drifter Karen are back, stronger than ever before, with a new song cycle which shatters many preconceived notions of their music. The colours have morphed: gone is the largely acoustic, piano-led instrumentation. This time, analog electronics, Asiatic arpeggios, sliding bass-synths, sinuous guitar riffs and funky grooves abound, while Tanja Frinta's voice is wilder, more vibrant, and seems to have acquired unsuspected new dimensions.

With these new shades and brushes, the band have painted an alternate version of their own, unmistakable world: dreamy, poetic, and slightly surreal, overflowing with those lush arrangements and irresistibly seductive melodies which have become the band's trademark.

Reviews

"A pop album of the very highest calibre.
'Poles' is seamless, every seemingly effortless song a perfect, melodic, atmospheric gem. Tanja Frinta's beautiful, Karen Carpenter-esque voice is the focus.
This is a landmark album. The year is still young, but 'Poles' is one 2012’s best."
The Arts Desk (UK)

"Notes of wistful, 60s Gallic pop, funky, Luscious Jackson-style grooves, loungey, retro-futurist electronica and, on 'Comet', Nu Shooz-like '80s synth pop. All up, it's irresistible."
Time Out (UK)

"We are sincerely in love with the cosmic reveries of this Brussels-based trio, who mix Les Baxter/Esquivel-style space-age pop with the woozy grind of real guitars. Singer Tanja Frinta is quite something to hear — an intergalactic Charlotte Gainsbourg"
The Word (UK)

"The incredibly versatile singing voice of Tanja Frinta (…) can sound serene like Feist or Lyke Li, dark and melancholic like Nancy Sinatra or Lana del Rey or even slightly mad like tUnE-yArDs or Róisín Murphy. What makes (this) all the more admirable and pleasing is that Frinta never actually sounds like any of the aforementioned female singers. Lonely Drifter Karen manage to mould their many-sidedness into instantly accessible song shapes. The level of songwriting is persistently high, echoing the unbounded craftsmanship of Moloko, Beach House and Wir Sind Helden. Poles is one of the most interesting releases of the first quarter of 2012."
Indie Fuzz (NL)

Tracklisting

CD Album (CRAM 190)
  1. Lonely Drifter Karen - Three Colors Red
  2. Lonely Drifter Karen - Eyes of a Wolf
  3. Lonely Drifter Karen - Soul Traveler
  4. Lonely Drifter Karen - Dizzy Days
  5. Lonely Drifter Karen - Comet
  6. Lonely Drifter Karen - Henry Distance
  7. Lonely Drifter Karen - Rain in Beijing
  8. Lonely Drifter Karen - Velvet Rope
  9. Lonely Drifter Karen - Traffic Lights
  10. Lonely Drifter Karen - Appetite
  11. Lonely Drifter Karen - Brand New World
  12. Lonely Drifter Karen - Hunters To Heaven's Wild
  13. Lonely Drifter Karen - Exactly Light
Download Album (CRAM 190.1)
  1. Lonely Drifter Karen - Three Colors Red
  2. Lonely Drifter Karen - Eyes of a Wolf
  3. Lonely Drifter Karen - Soul Traveler
  4. Lonely Drifter Karen - Dizzy Days
  5. Lonely Drifter Karen - Comet
  6. Lonely Drifter Karen - Henry Distance
  7. Lonely Drifter Karen - Rain in Beijing
  8. Lonely Drifter Karen - Velvet Rope
  9. Lonely Drifter Karen - Traffic Lights
  10. Lonely Drifter Karen - Appetite
  11. Lonely Drifter Karen - Brand New World
  12. Lonely Drifter Karen - Hunters To Heaven's Wild
  13. Lonely Drifter Karen - Exactly Light

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Three Colors Red £0.79
2 Eyes of a Wolf £0.79
3 Soul Traveler £0.79
4 Dizzy Days £0.79
5 Comet £0.79
6 Henry Distance £0.79
7 Rain in Beijing £0.79
8 Velvet Rope £0.79
9 Traffic Lights £0.79
10 Appetite £0.79
11 Brand New World £0.79
12 Hunters To Heaven's Wild £0.79
13 Exactly Light £0.79
Entire MP3 Download Album (13 tracks) £7.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Three Colors Red £0.79
2 Eyes of a Wolf £0.79
3 Soul Traveler £0.79
4 Dizzy Days £0.79
5 Comet £0.79
6 Henry Distance £0.79
7 Rain in Beijing £0.79
8 Velvet Rope £0.79
9 Traffic Lights £0.79
10 Appetite £0.79
11 Brand New World £0.79
12 Hunters To Heaven's Wild £0.79
13 Exactly Light £0.79
Entire FLAC Download Album (13 tracks) £7.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section