Let's Fly A Kite (LP)


Eleni Mandell

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Amoeba Review

01/27/2014

Long-running singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell has defined the independent artist aesthetic for the past 15-plus years, releasing glimmering folk-pop albums by herself and, recently, on indie label Yep Roc. Her latest studio album maintains that independent streak, but perhaps with a now-wider audience (and since it’s her ninth time out), Mandell has never sounded more confident than on Let’s Fly a Kite’s sweet, sultry pop. Whether she’s playing the part of wayward mother or lover (“Put My Baby to Bed”) or ingénue longing for a husband (“Wedding Ring”), Mandell delivers carefully crafted, yet never overwrought, lyrics full of cinematic detail. Musically, Mandell’s voice is modest but not commanding, and so she dresses her songs with chamber pop touches like clarinet and organ, making songs like “Little Joy” wonderful to dive into and parse its interlocking parts, while the country shuffle of a song like “The Man Who’s Always Lost” feels like something from a lost Western musical. For anyone whose life sometimes feels like an endless series of movie scenes, Let’s Fly a Kite makes a wonderful accompaniment. Read More


Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Put My Baby To Bed
Eleni Mandell 03:08
2.
Wedding Ring
Eleni Mandell 02:50
3.
Little Joy
Eleni Mandell 03:26
4.
Love Never Acted
Eleni Mandell 03:15
5.
The Man Who's Always Lost
Eleni Mandell 02:40
6.
I Like You
Eleni Mandell 03:12
7.
Anyone Like You
Eleni Mandell 03:47
8.
Maybe Yes
Eleni Mandell 02:40
9.
Something To Think About
Eleni Mandell 04:32
10.
Midnight Hauler
Eleni Mandell 02:57
11.
Cool Water
Eleni Mandell 02:53
12.
Like Dreamers Do
Eleni Mandell 02:19

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