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by Dominique Leone

The fourth full-length album from avant-pop auteur Dominique Leone.
Genre: Pop: Pop Underground
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Do It for Her
4:14 album only
2. Little Liars
3:35 album only
3. She'll Fly Free
3:44 album only
4. Domestic Bliss
3:13 album only
5. Nothing Is Easy
2:03 album only
6. You've Got to Make Mistakes to Win at Life
3:07 album only
7. Daddy
2:31 album only
8. World on Fire
3:21 album only
9. The Counting Song
3:01 album only
10. Me & Belle
3:14 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
All tracks written & produced by DL
Mastered by Bob Drake
Artwork by Alex Gallegos

Thanks to Brittney & Vivien

Musical thanx to Steely Dan, John Lennon, the Police, XTC, Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Randy Newman, Fleetwood Mac, Toto, Robbie Basho, Phil Smith, Candy Dulfer, Ava Mendoza, Bernard Purdie, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Stewart Copeland, Jaco Pastorius, Chris Squire, Tony Williams, Ron Carter, Nile Rodgers, Aaron Copeland, John Williams, Erik, Jamie, Wobbly

"There are two ways of looking at Dominique Leone: as an electronic artist obsessed with pop music, or a pop musician with a serious tech fetish. What makes his debut full-length so appealing is that it matches both descriptions. Leone mixes crafty melody with digital wizardry so smoothly, it's hard to say where one side of his musical personality ends and the other begins. A frequent rock critic (primarily for Pitchfork), Leone has wide range in both taste and background (his press kit calls him "classically trained"). But Dominique Leone doesn't sound like a collection of influences, a sampling of references, or a compendium of ideas. It's impressively organic, with detailed compositions that neither hide artifice nor flaunt it. Leone seems to have eyes in the back of his head, watching pop history while pushing it forward." -- Pitchfork

"Considering the litany of literate talking-point touchstones that filter their way through the twisted pop phantasmagoria of Dominique Leone's self-titled debut, the inaugural release on Hans-Peter Lindstrøm's Strømland imprint -- for starters, the big-league melodicism (and restlessly conceptual thrust) of Brian Wilson, Todd Rundgren, and XTC; the whimsical arcanity of the Canterbury scene; the brutalist cacophonics of Boredoms; and over a decade's worth of post-IDM exploration and electro-dance rejiggering, from Cornelius to Matmos to Ellen Allien, not to mention the conspicuously cerebral residue of a pedigreed classical background -- it's perhaps a no-brainer that it ends up sounding like very little except for itself." -- AllMusic



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