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Simple Things

By: Zero 7

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The musical careers of former studio engineers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker were given a boost by old college chum and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich when he let them remix OK COMPUTER's "Climbing Up the Walls." The resulting product led to greater things, including a full-length album, 2001's SIMPLE THINGS, which revealed the duo's fondness for atmospheric soul-jazz, languid film score-influenced compositions, and urbane electronica.

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 [Zero 7 - Destiny Video  [Zero 7 - Destiny
Watch the music video for "Destiny" off Zero 7's album, "Simple Things".

Track Listing

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1   I Have Seen Buy Buy  
2   Polaris Buy Buy  
3   Destiny Buy Buy  
4   Give It Away Buy Buy  
5   Simple Things Buy Buy  
6   Red Dust Buy Buy  
7   Distractions Buy Buy  
8   In the Waiting Line Buy Buy  
9   Out of Town Buy Buy  
10   This World Buy Buy  
11   Likufanele Buy Buy  
12   End Theme Buy Buy  
13   Salt Water Sound Buy Buy  
14   Spinning Buy Buy  

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4 out of 5 stars 4/4, February 21, 2008
By Lynn
Zero 7 keep it 100% beautifully dillusionary in a sweet airy way that we can do nothing but love and lay back to.

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Album Description

2001 debut full length for dance act described as, 'the British Air', the follow-up to two limited, critically acclaimed EPs. Highlights include the awesome African influenced instrumental passage 'Likufanele', the velvety 'I Have Seen' feat. Mozez & the quiet storm of 'Destiny' feat. Sia. Quango.

Product Notes

Zero 7's ability to conjure beautiful lullabies with all the romance of 1960s French pop (as found on their debut LP, Simple Things) would have made them the toast of soundtrack composers and chill-out connoisseurs the world over. Unfortunately, two Frenchmen beat Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker to the title of "masters of comedown cool," leaving the London duo to be forever called "the British Air." And this is fair; the similarities between Zero 7's lush cinematic soundscapes and those of Air's Moon Safari and the Virgin Suicides score are so strong as to sound almost intentional. Nonetheless, their debut is a truly gorgeous album. It has all the tried and tested atmospheric tricks--bleeps and whooshes layered over plodding Fender Rhodes chords, swathes of strings and tender trumpet parps--but it's Binns and Hardaker's languid grooves and the soft melancholy of their melodies that make dream-state instrumentals "Give It Away" and "Polaris" utterly enchanting. The real power of Simple Things, however, is in its songs. As beautiful as the ambient strains are, when laid beneath the seductive vocals of Australian diva Sia on the ethereal "Destiny" or the heart-breaking "Distractions," their potency becomes apparent. --Dan Gennoe

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