CD Care [Digipak] (CD 1062518),
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Care [Digipak]


  • 1. Bain Bain
    2. Qu'est Ce Que Tu T' Souviens
    3. German Lesson
    4. Krokadiu
    5. You and Me
    6. Donde Vas
    7. If I Won't, I Wish
    8. Where Are You
    9. Ilya
    10. Felix
    11. Kiss
    12. Train
    13. I Still Do
    14. Train
    15. I've To Go
    16. I Felt In Love
    17. Land Escapes
    18. Oiseaux
    19. Sad
    20. My Real Name
    21. Souvenir
    22. Tonight
    23. Need To Find
    24. Vent
    25. I Find You Again
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 17

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    In some respects, Angelika Khlermann's Care seems like a throwback to the early-'90s era of four-track bedroom pop. In the age of inexpensive computers and freeware recording software, it's unusual to hear an album that sounds as, well, cheap as this one. With 25 tracks running 36 minutes, copious use of odd samples and snatches of conversation (in assorted Western European languages -- Khlermann is from Austria), and poorly tuned instruments played in a simplistic manner, on its surface Care seems like hastily assembled first try from a musical dabbler. But then Care is quite moving in spite of it all, so one must conclude that the sloppy presentation is all part of a larger design. Given the prevailing aesthetic of childlike innocence, the fact that the record clatters about with only passing concern with conventional notions of "proper" music makes sense. Much of the music sounds as though it were performed on broken toy instruments, with all the tenderness and melancholy that implies. "Where You Are" has a plucked electric guitar, stone-age drum machine, and chorus of harmonized vocals shooting for Beach Boys territory but stalling out in an abandoned parking lot a few miles from the ocean. It sounds like a European's view of what the incidental music to an early-'60s advertisement for a small-town American car dealership might sound like. That is to say, wonderful. Khlermann takes the listener on a sweet and occasionally eerie journey through an odd indie pop dream world. ~ Mark Richardson

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