T. Kao | Old Music For Young Hearts

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Old Music For Young Hearts

by T. Kao

Melodic, sweeping arrangements that are equal parts Sixties revivalism and Nineties nostalgia--a celebration of indie song craft.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Beautiful World
3:37 album only
2. Cherry Blossom Girl
3:08 album only
3. Crowded Streets In An Empty Town
3:31 album only
4. Every Little Thing
3:51 album only
5. Sweet Surrender
4:15 album only
6. Enli, Like Her Mother
3:35 album only
7. LA
4:46 album only
8. -
1:23 album only
9. Sex++Violence
2:24 album only
10. Sunday Morning Sleeping
3:18 album only
11. Telltale Signs
4:10 album only
12. Top Of The World
3:38 album only
13. After The Rush
4:19 album only
14. Sweet, Incomparable Josephine
4:01 album only
15. +
1:50 album only
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Album Notes
Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with sweeping arrangements tinged in Americana and Britpop, T. Kao refuses to be defined by any genre, leaping from one spot to another stylistically. A cursory listen proves the artist's infatuation with pop music. He tears through rock's back pages taking whatever he wants, as well as borrowing from folk, electronica, and other genres.

Album opener, "Beautiful World," is awash in layers of electronic beats, strings, and guitars, creating a distinctly British sonic landscape. Elements of gospel, Americana, and folk feature heavily on "LA," a storysong told in classic "he said, she said" fashion. "Sex++Violence" sees T. Kao dabble in garage rock revival and neo-psychedelia. Its rocking baseline adds a nice punch to an otherwise low-key affair. Standout track, "After The Rush," is the album's biggest anthem. Starting with a heavily delayed guitar riff, the song slowly builds into a massive chorus with the line "I'm lost without you, searching for your light, to get me through the night."

T. Kao's use of varied instrumentation, vivid lyricism, and genre hopping help distinguish him from the majority of independent songwriters. While his ability to invoke the moods and tones of different genres is impressive, it is the album's melodicism and song arrangements that call for repeated listens. All in all, Old Music For Young Hearts is an album marked with both bristling cynicism and soaring optimism but nonetheless an album that is very listen-able, heartwarming, and sincere.



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I love this album. Hands down the best indie record I've heard all year.