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Annie Hart, Impossible Accomplice – ear-candy with intimacy and feeling

With her debut solo album, Au Revoir Simone member Annie Hart seems to be finding a new depth of feeling in her twinklingly melodic electronic songs

As one-third of David Lynch-endorsed Brooklyn dreamy synth-pop trio Au Revoir Simone, Annie Hart has crafted four albums that, while always easy on the ear, often feel emotionally aloof. Inspired by minimalist composer Laurie Spiegel, her debut solo album Impossible Accomplice doesn’t deviate radically from a formula of throbbing and twinkling melodic electronics but in writing and recording alone in her basement she seems to express herself more easily. Take Hard to be Still, the first straight-up love song Hart’s written, an ode to her long-term partner and his parenting of their children; a sentiment you’d have to be stone-hearted not to find at least kind of touching.

I Don’t Want Your Love and Run to You are also ear-candy with intimacy and feeling. At just eight tracks, none of them more than four minutes long, Impossible Accomplice is slight but equally all the more likely to wind up stuck on repeat.

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