Sun Choir
Transgressive North
Street: 01.20
Marram = OK Go + Darwin Deez + Coldplay
Let me just tell you, first, how much work was put into this album. Sun Choir features the children of the Light of Love Children’s Home, along with 10 other artists, including Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire and Scottish folk singer Margaret Bennett. They weren’t lying about the children being featured either. Almost every song has a full choir of children either acting as fills or the melodic lead, which is especially prominent in the sung “With Us Instead.” In “We Fly A Kite,” there are tons of catchy tunes and rhythms, full orchestral harmonies and interesting percussive textures, as well as the discovery that you’ve always had a crush on Margaret Bennett’s voice. When you listen to this album, you’ll definitely feel the effort they put into producing this. –Arnold Hsu