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Kites with Lights - The Weight of Your Heart

The Weight of Your Heart

Kites with Lights

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A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by Mark S. Tucker

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


Copyright 2009, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
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