Review – Mojo

Mojo on Better Weather

Sunny orch-pop from snowy Nova Scotia. “From a fact-packed biography we learn that living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Heavy Blinkers see and average of 43 days of snow a year. Yet with clever use of brass, pedal steel and pristine orchestration, the Canadian quintet conjure the same blue skies as West Coast idols The Beach Boys or The Carpenters. Multi-layered vocals and parping horns give a swing to the upbeat Far As You Are, while a 24-piece choir and peaceful pedal steel bask ballads like Malmo in perpetual summer. Which isn’t to say it’s sunshine all the time: for every triumphant Bacharach horn flourish there’s sadder soft-pop relection. With it’s mournful strings, I Used To Be A Design is tinged with the same melancholy as Surf’s Up, but the light always breaks through.”

– Jenny Bulley

Published in: on June 20, 2008 at 10:50 pm  Leave a Comment  

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