Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Download: Crushed Stars -- "Spies"
Crushed Stars is placid, patient, pop sophistication. These songs are meticulously arranged and beautifully performed, falling in line with such artists as David Sylvian, Red House Painters, and even Burt Bacharach. This is hazy, starry late-night music that forgoes aggression and attack for uncommon beauty. Todd Gautreau, the man behind the music, is a powerful songwriter and one of the best dreampop craftsmen around.