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J. ZUMPANO

Jason Zumpano ex. drummer from Sub Pop Band Zumpano. A band that also included New Pornographer leader Carl Newman. This is essentially an album of songs recorded in J.'s living room and are sketches for upcoming songs that will feature on his band Sparrow's future projects. Mostly stripping back songs with just voice and piano that provide an insight into the strong songwriting power Mr Zumpano possesses. Songs full of superior melody, harmony and strength that ensure joyous repeat listens.

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PT066: J. Zumpano - Living Room Recordings (Album) 2007

1.Sheep and wolves 2.Paling sight 3.Summers of decay 4.A plane in the clouds 5.Clever heartless sound 6.Sway 7.All night suspects 8.Autumn once again 9.Motors behind me 10.Two days

US: $13.95

NZ: 20.00

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Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority. J. Zumpano Living Room Recordings By Chris Whibbs. Its been a rocky road for Mr. Jason Zumpano. From the titular Zumpano, where he shared a band with the New Pornographers Carl Newman, to the awesome Superconductor, a band still revered by a select few, to the recent Sparrow, where this drummer turned to keyboards, its been an interesting journey. However, it seems to have come to the point where it started, with nothing but the man and his innate ear for melody. As the title foreshadows, this is nothing more than Jason Zumpano, his voice and keys in a lo-fi setting. And, man, are these tunes ever cute and catchy. Summers of Decay is the first flash of brilliance but it is Clever Heartless Sound that moves this album beyond its humble surroundings. With cascading piano and Zumpanos pining voice, it tugs in the best twee indie ways. Indeed, this entire album is in a class of its own for minimalist pop. All these songs scream for added instrumentation, but I have the feeling that if they get them I might be pining for the bare bones recording. Though theres gossamer instrumentation, this is still beautiful, catchy and affecting music. More please. (Powertool) http://www.exclaim.ca/musicreviews/generalreview.aspx?csid1=113&csid2=850&fid1=26689
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