CD Review: The Postmarks, Memoirs at the End of the World

Orchestral swells of strings and horns provide rich texture while all manner of other instruments add tasteful adornment — a trill of theramin, the spaghetti western strum of baritone guitar, the sweet bell-like tones of a hammered dulcimer, the organic rhythms of vibraphone, timpani and other symphonic percussion, all amidst dreamy surreal moments of blissfully swaying music that builds slowly and ends softly.


With singer Tim Yehezkely’s girlishly sweet, breathy opening vocals in “No One Said It Would Be Easy,” The Postmarks introduce their latest turn: cinematic pop fit for a 007 soundtrack from the late ‘60s, subject matter ranging from saving the world to saving a girl to the “Lucky Charm” paramour who keeps his lady safe from harm (“Dangerous explosives all disarm / whenever you are on my arm”). Memoirs at the End of the World dazzles with drama and effortless elegance, a near-dozen guest musicians joining the Miami trio and giving the album its luscious sound.

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