Sunday, 12 June 2011

Paper Aeroplanes Review - Soundtrack Sounding Loveliness

I was lucky enough to be given a copy of We are Ghosts by Paper Aeroplanes to review, here are the results...

An indie romantic comedy could be written around the ready made soundtrack which is We Are Ghosts, the second album by West Walian born band Paper Aeroplanes. Sarah Howells' lovely vocals weave dreamy tales of love lost and gained, wistful songs mingled with buoyant tracks as if charting the relationship twists and turns of ironic knitwear wearing and heavy fringe sporting main characters. Their acoustic anti-background pop melodies are beautiful and gentle, wholesome and warming; they mesmerise and demand attention. The band's sound has the ingredients to be achingly melancholic but this album is on the right side of optimistic, emotive and memory evoking, yet more upbeat than down. I can imagine Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt getting together, breaking up, and reuniting to this record. A Paper Aeroplanes soundtrack would befit a happy ending.

If you'd like to listen, check out the myspace or buy the MP3 download here.

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