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It's striking how Harbors manages to form a central aesthetic that's identifiable as All Tiny Creatures but can also fold in a wide array of influences. But the rippling guitar and choir-like singing of the closing "Plankton March" ties the loose ends together and again showcases this group's gift for sifting bundles of sincerity into song via the disparate elements at their disposal
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Starting with a breezy, uptempo song that's part motorik zone, part kicking it on a relaxed afternoon, Harbors finds All Tiny Creatures in engaging mood throughout, letting the music convey most of whatever message Thomas Wincek and his numerous collaborators and bandmates might have. Said message can perhaps best be called pleasure in sound; there's an engaging, almost giddy feeling throughout even when the few direct vocal parts aim for the quietly sung and absorbed.
True to Brian Eno's vision for ambient music, the full-length debut from Wisconsin's All Tiny Creatures has far-reaching utility.
CD version of the album Harbors, with gatefold sleeve. Art by Aaron Draplin. Includes unlimited streaming of Harbors via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 4 days. and,. Purchasable with gift card.
In an interview with the AV Club, Wincek promised that the band would tour after Harbors on three keyboards and a drum machine, which shows how hard it is to describe a band like All Tiny Creatures without using unhelpful critic-isms like burbling synths. Because here, as ever, that’s what synths do; they burble. But the relegation of the human voice to an instrumental role and the almost complete lack of dissonance has exactly the opposite effect. The world is not, as it were, a collection of gently moving parts, orchestrated by the Great MIDI Synchronization in the Sky. That may be the illusion offered by the safe Harbors, but I’ll hold out for something more real. 01. Holography 02. An Iris 03.
All Tiny Creatures : Harbors. All Tiny Creatures’ intense focus on aesthetics isn’t confined merely to the music, but the visual package as well. Harbors‘ cover, designed by Aaron Draplin, depicts various circular clusters of colorful objects that seem to create the perfect visual representation of the band’s strange yet beautiful compositions. Each component is intriguing on its own, but they all seem to create something bigger and more impressive when conjoined. It’s something quite special to hear all of the pieces fit just right