Tourniquet(Bonus Tracks) CD (2005)

Artist: Magnet

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Product Overview


Label Msi Music
SKU 202238742
UPC 547366022155
UPC 14 04547366022155
Format CD
Release Date 11/15/2005
Author Magnet
Associated Artist/Work Magne, Michel
Technical Info
CatalogID SICP-895
Lable Name Columbia (USA)
Released 09/05/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 04547366022155
Album Notes and Credits
TOURNIQUET, from Norwegian songwriter Magnet, features three extra bonus tracks.
Even Johansen's second album under the Magnet moniker is a lushly produced collection of dreamy bedroom ballads. The Tourniquet compares favorably to efforts from Johansen's singer/songwriter peers such as Josh Rouse, Ron Sexsmith, and Jason Falkner; the latter's fingerprints are all over the album as a producer and general collaborator. While syrupy tunes like "Fall at Your Feet" and "Miss Her So" might paint Magnet as an unhip, dreamy confectioner, listeners weaned on heart-on-their-sleeve artists like Keane, Rufus Wainwright, and David Gray will find the confessionalist footing here quite familiar. Gray's White Ladder-style electronic-gurgling undercurrent is a clear influence on these 11 tracks, but counting the bpm would be a mistake, because the album has an acoustic heart underneath its electronic sheen. Magnet's calling cards are tales of lost loves, earnest lullaby-like vocals, and a slowly strummed guitar. The strongest moments come with the opener and closer, but everything that flows between them ebbs and flows with grace and restraint. While this restraint adds to the album's cohesive feel, it wouldn't have necessarily been a bad thing if Johansen had returned to the bite of "Hold On" a bit more. It's not always a good idea to sequence an album's strongest track first. But there's little reason to nitpick given that The Tourniquet is such a smooth, delightful whole. ~ Tim DiGravina
Disc 1
1 Hold On
2 Duracellia
3 Pacemaker
4 Believe
5 All You Ask
6 Deadlock
7 Fall at Your Feet
8 Blow by Blow
9 Miss Her So
10 Jaws
11 Mute, The
12 This Bird Can Never Fly
13 Good Mourning
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