COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Animal Heart
By

Rating
Hurry - Only 4 left in stock!

Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Nina Persson (vocals); Eric D. Johnson (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lap steel guitar, autoharp, piano, pump organ, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals); Nathan Larson (electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pump organ, synthesizer, vibraphone, percussion, background vocals).
  • Audio Mixer: Thom Monahan.
  • Liner Note Author: Emi Komazaki.
  • Recording information: Carousel Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Svenska Grammofon Studion, Gothenburg, Sweden; Swedish Harlem, New York, NY; Valiant Effort Labs, Portland, OR; Vinegar Hill Sound, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Illustrator: Sophie Billie Brahe.
  • Photographer: J?rgen Ringstrand.
  • On Animal Heart, Nina Persson does everything an artist with a career as lengthy and varied as hers could, and should, do on a solo debut album. Arriving five years after the last A Camp album and nine years after the last Cardigans album, these songs blend the countrified reflection of her former project and the sparkling pop of the latter, presenting it all with a much more overtly personal outlook than Persson has ever presented before. That her voice has an endearingly weathered quality here, with a rasp and vibrato that humanize the almost too-perfectly crystalline tone she had in the '90s and 2000s, only adds to Animal Heart's confessional bent and gives much-needed grit to vulnerable yet strong songs like "Catch Me Crying" and "Burning Bridges for Fuel." However, she saves the traditional singer/songwriter piano balladry for last, closing the album with the beautifully intimate "This Is Heavy Metal," where she muses, "Still a little shaken/From pieces that were taken/I wonder if they ever were mine." Instead, she ponders the fine line between domestic bliss and claustrophobia on the deceptively mellow "Dreaming of Houses" and "Clip Your Wings," and delivers emotionally ambivalent electro-pop on the title track and "Food for the Beast," one of the most urgent-sounding songs Persson has recorded with any of her projects. Sometimes the mood threatens to become a little too navel-gazing, but Persson's light touch -- exemplified by the charming meditation on loss "Forgot to Tell You" and "The Grand Destruction Game," a playfully philosophical look at a long list of star-crossed love affairs -- ultimately makes these songs winning. Neither a denial nor a rehash of Persson's past, Animal Heart is a welcome reflection of her changing life and art. ~ Heather Phares
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he closing double of 'Silver' and 'This Is Heavy Metal' are simply dreamy."
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Animal Heart on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top